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Cafe Nouveau

1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
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Ranked #11 of 382 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Ventura, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a charming restaurant located in an old house. At noon, we had the option of breakfast or lunch. Our party of four tried a little of both. Denver omelet with hash browns and a homemade biscuit was outstanding. Others had sandwiches or salads. All were terrific. Patio seat is preferable on those many lovely Ventura days. Service was... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Everything about this place was fantastic! We sat on the shaded patio for lunch. The weather was perfect and we were surrounded by great plants. The service was top notch after being in LA. We ordered the ahi tuna rolls and plabano del mar. Both were amazing! We also had an appetizer, powdered sugar donut holes. fish tasted fresh. Stop... More

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Ventura, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. The menu is varied with some Mexican dishes (tamales, eggs ranchero at breakfast) but also continental. A nice, substancial wine list. I recommend the house syrah. There are hearty dishes such as the Mac and Cheese and Jambalaya as well as a grilled romaine wihich is light and can be had with chicken... More

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480 reviews 480 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Located in an old 20's Spanish house that once housed a truly dreadful Italian place, Cafe Nouveau has it all: a friendly, eager staff, great eats, whether in the somewhat noisy interior or the gorgeous, leafy patio. I have only had one dish in the many visits I have made here, a terrific, customizable burger which they will serve rare,... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I was disappointed with my visit to Cafe Nouveau this morning. I went with two colleagues for a breakfast meeting. I ordered the Garden Omelet, and found the veggies soggy and the omelet watery...

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Frazier Park, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My midweek breakfast was delicious (waffle with bacon imbedded within), and there was none of the waiting or service problem mentioned in the other reviews. I ate in the patio, and I felt very relaxed and, well, "pampered" in a faux-French style. It is really a beautiful place in a nice neighborhood. The price was a bit high, but not... More

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Osage Beach, Missouri
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Found Cafe Nouveau on Trip Advisor - good but not great place - innovative menu and cute setting - ok service and prices - not a bad place for a nicer than average road trip dinner

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Palm Springs, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We absolutely loved this place. We both selected entrees from their "Specialties" menu and were very very pleased. The seafood baked in parchment was to die for. I recommended it to a nearby table and they agreed. The menu is packed with imaginative dishes and they are all served beautifully--and piping hot. We ordered one berry crumble to share for... More

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san diego
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We love visiting our son who lives in Ventura and every time we come to Ventura we have Sunday breakfast at Café Nouveau. There is always a line waiting but they have free coffee and the manager even brought my husband one of their fabulous cornbread/blueberry muffins because he thought my husband looked hungry! The outdoor patio is so charming... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My friends and I have had lunch here and will return. Fun old house with a cute patio where we dined both times. The food is fresh and delicious. Having a gluten allergy it was not a problem since they prepare everything in house. We have tried the Cobb Salad, Spicy Jambalaya, Spicy Chicken Poblano, and sandwiches. The food tastes... More

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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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