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Cafe Nouveau

1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
805-648-1422
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Ranked #11 of 384 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
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Huntington Beach, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife and I and parents went here after reading all the good reviews. It did not disappoint! I had a wonderful ahi avocado wrap with a delicious mild wasabi dip. A wonderful combination of flavors. My wife had the chicken enchiladas and she thought they were really yummy. Prior to the entree we had a really good focaccia bread... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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167 reviews 167 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Pancakes were excellent, served hot with caramel butter sauce. A bit sweet for me, but my sister and brother in law really enjoyed them. We ordered the huevos rancheros that came with your choice of tortillas, flour or corn, potatoes, and refried beans. The sauce was great, the eggs done right, and we got extra corn tortillas. All in all,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The food was very good - a nice menu with both familiar dishes and some things unique. We had the Napa chicken for lunch and it was great. The ambiance is also adorable - the patio is wonderful and very comfortable even in the middle of the day and they allow dogs.

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