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Cafe Nouveau

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Italian, Californian, Fusion
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1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
805-648-1422
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect patio for breakfast...

Breakfast on the patio is a great start for the day. The menu is varied and interesting. We arrived at 9:00am on Monday...no wait. However, by the time we finished our meal...the patio was full. The patio seating is very pleasant with lots of plants and light. The wait staff was attentive and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Sherry P
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West Linn, Oregon
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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West Linn, Oregon
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163 reviews 163 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Breakfast on the patio is a great start for the day. The menu is varied and interesting. We arrived at 9:00am on Monday...no wait. However, by the time we finished our meal...the patio was full. The patio seating is very pleasant with lots of plants and light. The wait staff was attentive and the food amazing. It definitely rates for... More 

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California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We've seen lines outside this restaurant every time we come to Ventura, so we decided to give it a try. We actually did not have to wait very long at all and had a lovely little patio to sit in while we did wait. We ordered the white chili bean scramble, which was a tasty combination of eggs, chili and... More 

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Santa Barbara, Afghanistan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It was a bit of a wait, because the folks that we were meeting had requested a table outside, but the food made up for the wait. I had the jambalaya which was very nice, the right amount, and very good for being outside of my traditional growing up haunts of New Orleans and Cajun country. Once the taste of... More 

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Ventura, CA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Visited after a sunrise hike and had a wonderful birthday breakfast - started with beignets. The feta spinach wrap and creole benedict were superb. Enjoyed being able to have our dog with us on the patio too.

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Mojave California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Recently met some friends for lunch at Cafe Nouveau after not having been there in a few years. There were choices from both the breakfast and lunch menu even though it was after noon. I enjoyed the ahi/avocado rolls served with rice with carmelized onions. We also shared the maple bacon beignettes which were very tasty and just the right... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great menu with many options The atmosphere was pleasing with both indoor & outdoors under shade umbrellas available Friendly staff . This was within walking distance from our hotel so we decided to try it for lunch. We were glad we did I would return & definitely recommend to family & friends

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Food is good and the atmosphere and décor are great. However, the road noise is somewhat of a nuisance. If you go on a Saturday or Sunday, be prepared to wait because the table turnover is slow.

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Edmonds, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had the 2x2x2. 2 eggs, 2 strips of bacon, 2 pancakes. Wonderful service, fruendly staff. I ordered ans had my food within 7 min. Cute atmosphere looks like an old house. I was seated on the patio and the music and birds chirping were rhe perfect start to my day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This place is our go to lunch spot on the frequent warm and sunny afternoons her in ventura. A treat for any family and friends who come to visit.

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Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Fun, good food. Good sized portions, interesting menu with lots of different choices to meet varied tastes

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-648-1422

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?