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All 387 Ventura Restaurants

Cafe Nouveau

1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
805-648-1422
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Ranked #7 of 387 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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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Ventura, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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Ventura, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Midland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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1,577 reviews 1,577 reviews
490 restaurant reviews
413 helpful votes 413 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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