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Cafe Nouveau

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American, Italian, 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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Very nice!

This place is great. Nice environment, friendly, accommodating staff and delicious food. If I lived here, it would be a favorite.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
George W
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great. Nice environment, friendly, accommodating staff and delicious food. If I lived here, it would be a favorite.

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Thank George W
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dog friendly place. Had the CFS with their Bloody Mary. She had some egg dish and a berry mimosa. Both were wonderful. It appears that you can't go wrong with anything that you order. Brought out a water bowl for da dogs. Busy, but just a very reasonable short wait for seating and service. Attentive, and accommodating. Out of our... More 

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Thank Chris K
San Luis Obispo
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my boyfriend and her sister and we sat out on the patio, which had a very nice atmosphere. We started out with traditional beignets, which I have never had before. They were to die for! I split a country fried steak with my sister and it was plenty for both of us. They're portions are generous, the... More 

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Thank Jessie M
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is awesome no matter what meal you chose. Located in what used to be a house, the vibe is warm, lively and fun. The chef will often come around attending to patrons and asking if all is well with their meals. Every single meal and dish I have had has been excellent! Not to be missed.

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Thank Satumo
los angeles
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

the best beignets in a long time. Crunchy, light, fluffy, perfect! All we ordered was really good. Service was great as well. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable. Will go back.

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Thank sheilafajl
Oxnard, California
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The food is consistently great and the waitstaff is always friendly and efficient. Parking is a nightmare because you have to find on street parking. When it gets very crowded, the owner does not do well. He gets downright cranky and rude. I ignore it and return because everything else is so great, but I know he has turned some... More 

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Thank Elizabeth A
Ventura, California
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Cafe Nouveau is a wonderful place to drop in anytime during the day for breakfast, brunch or lunch. You may have to wait a bit, but the super efficient and friendly staff move things along so the wait is never that long. The coffee comes quickly and is a great roast. I keep trying new things on the menu and... More 

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Thank Gardengirl805
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We've been to Cafe Nouveau for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and have never been disappointed. Carlos, the owner, always greets us with a smile. The service is fast and friendly, the food is always good.

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Thank Cindi C
Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We had to wait awhile to be seated at peak brunch hour, but it was worth the wait. The menu was diverse, the food was delicious. The wait staff was attentive and fast with the coffee refills. Highly recommended.

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Thank Laura N
Ventura, California
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Carlos and his team are simply amazing - The food is wonderful and the cozy eating space is divine. For breakfast the syrup is custom made vanilla caramel and is warm - so yummy over the multigrain pancakes, or for a more hearty meal try the crab cakes Creole style....wowza. My absolute favorite item is the Ahi avocado eggrolls with... More 

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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: American, Italian, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?