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Cafe Nouveau

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1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ventura, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for good breakfast and a private patio with a relaxing fountain. This is the place. The homemade syrup is amazing. Or if you're in the mood for savory, try the potatos au gratin, beats hash browns any day!

Thank Chrlyn
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely, unique fusion of flavors with a South American influence -- Empapelado del Mar. Just reading the menu makes one drool and the decision of which items to order a challenge. Plenty of reasons to return to dine again. Also, some of the entrees remind me of wonderful inns on the East Coast -- Pork with Apples & Onions. Situated... More 

Thank 2016Patti
omaha, ne
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great spot for lunch or breakfast. Very friendly and efficient service. We didn't wait for a table on the patio, but it looked lovely. Broad menu with lots of vegetarian options.

Thank mcarollo13
Fayetteville, AR
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast twice here because it was so good. Friendly staff, wide selection of expertly prepared dishes. Coffee is very good, which is often over-looked. Not too pricey ($8-14)

Thank DiverScientist
Ventura, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the food here, a little busy on the weekends but worth the wait. The service is great, portions are good, and the flavors are amazing.

Thank Amos N
Ventura, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What made the meal really special was the ambiance of eating in the garden patio. It's so cozy and natural. It was very easy to imagine I was at a little café in Italy or France where the locals gather.

Thank LMarlene114
Culver City, California
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337 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Had lunch with a friend at Cafe Nouveau which we both enjoyed. I had the salmon tacos and my friend had an avocado salad and asked that chicken be added. They added so much chicken she had enough to take home for a second meal. After looking at the breakfast menu, I decided to return rather than eating breakfast at... More 

Thank GareThere
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266 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Had lunch here yesterday. Breakfast today. Tuna wrap was fantastic. Truly. How do they make that aioli? Poblano salmon/crab was excellent too. For breakfast we had chiles verde with pork and poached eggs, and a green bean pesto omelet. Never would have put green beans in an omelet, but it was wonderful. Best thing about both meals? The service. This... More 

Thank jpatter1
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place that is a little off the beaten path or restaurant row. Great food and creative dishes that are full of flavor. Great place for an everyday meal, special occasion or business. Inside and outside patio dining. Food service has always been good.

Thank MJ C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Had a farewell brunch for a coworker who was moving out of town. Went there because several people recommended the place. I was not happy with the food I received and when I mentioned it to the waitress, her response was, "Oh," then she took my plate and never said or did anything else about it. Not OK.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-648-1422

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