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1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
805-648-1422
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Ranked #11 of 389 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Californian, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Orlando, Florida
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130 reviews 130 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Made the mistake of going on a Saturday for our first visit to Cafe Nouveau. It is a very popular place, and it took 30 minutes to get a table at 11:30. We sat outside which is nice if the weather is good. The day we sat out on the patio, the wind was blowing so hard the umbrella kept... More 

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Ventura, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It had been a little while since I was last at Cafe Nouveau (no reason, just time slipping by). I had friends coming in from San Diego that my wife and were really looking forward to reconnecting with. We debated which of our favorite restaurants would be a good setting for conversation and good food. We decided Cafe Nouveau was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was our second visit to Cafe Nouveau while visiting Ventura and we absolutely love it! The restaurant is always busy, but if you're willing to sit indoors (as opposed to in their garden), you usually get seated right away. The nouveau scramble is delicious and flavorful. Their pancakes are spectacularly fluffy with a heavenly vanilla caramel syrup. Someone in... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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123 reviews 123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a great little neighborhood spot. It's in a relatively small, old house that is very charming. There is also outside seating in a small side garden. The food is inventive and very well prepared. The maple-bacon beignets are outstanding. They have their own variation on Huevos Rancheros. It is poached eggs served over a pork tamale … incredible.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

On the way to Santa Barbara for a day trip, my parents (in town for the holidays from AZ) and I stopped in Ventura on Dec. 24th to meet two friends for brunch at Cafe Nouveau. After waiting at least 15 minutes, and seeing other people being seated who came after us, I went to the young lady to check... More 

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Ventura, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My friends and I used to go to the now defunct California 66 restaurant in Ventura to get breakfast after surfing. We were always well taken care of by the man who became the creator and owner of Cafe Nouveau after California 66 closed. It was a first rate startup with excellent unique twists on recipes for both breakfasts and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Was looking for someplace different to enjoy breakfast. After reading some great reviews and hearing about this place from different people I finally decided to give it a try. First, it is off a busy street but also in a residential area so parking can be a little tough. As everyone mentioned the ambiance and setting in the courtyard is... More 

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Ventura, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a very popular breakfast and lunch place and for good reason. The food and atmosphere are great. breakfast is especially popular; expect to wait a while on weekends. The mimosas and other beverages are great with the omlets and fritattas. Definitely a little different than the standard café breakfast fare.

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106 reviews 106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

With a French name, I was prepared to order anything but Mexican food. The sweet tamale appetizer and the chicken enchiladas were excellent. I am going to have to go back to try the French part of the menu. But first, next time, will be the jambalaya The restaurant is a converted house, very quaint. Waiter and service was exceptional.... More 

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Arcata, California
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Can't say enough about the food-so good! We are here for a few days and will try to eat there each morning. The macadamia/coconut pancakes are to die for. So is ,the Mediterranean Omelette! We sat in the lovely courtyard! If you love breakfast, don't miss this place!

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Additional Information about Cafe Nouveau

Address: 1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
Phone Number: 805-648-1422
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Californian, Fusion

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