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Cafe Nouveau

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1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Terrific food and nice environment, however, the weekend wait is way too long. Not sure about weekdays. Food is awesome, though.

Thank RAZ1825
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Outstanding breakfast spot, slightly of the beaten track. A legit Ventura treasure with a Mexican flair. Try the nouveau scramble. You will not be disappointed. Add a blueberry corn muffin. Wait staff is top notch friendly, and treat you like a regular. Lastly, there's a dough puff pastry that's served with bacon and maple drizzle. Savor it!

Thank 007nycFrank
Ventura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This has been a regular stop for me for many years. The menu is varied but leans to the French side with some of the best sauces I have ever had. An excellent wine list (no full bar) supports the menu. Please check day as they are NOT open every night. They have a huge breakfast following and the wait... More 

Thank phillip_seaman
Ventura, CA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Family and I have been here a number of times. Really nice atmosphere - the patio is nice and service good. Interesting and very good menu. The Gorgonzola Filet Mignon is excellent. Last time I had a halibut special that was great!

Thank Plc2Stay
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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1,092 reviews
526 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 691 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited "Cafe Nouveau" whilst staying a couple of days at the nearby Crystal Motel in Ventura. It was a Sunday morning and as such it was very busy, but as I was dining alone I was lucky to be shown straight to a table for one. The menu has all the typical American breakfast favourites and it's all good... More 

Thank Roberts69
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My companion had what he thought would be a grilled cheese sandwich which was odd, unremarkable and soggy. His butternut squash soup was terrible with odd spices. I had poplano stuffed with chicken which was spicy and tasty but it was served atop mashed sweet potatoes which created an odd flavor pairing. The chicken was boiled cubed and flavorless. I... More 

Thank Carolyn R
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice garden, friendly staff. There were no vegan options but they were flexible and made some changes to make it work. We had to wait a about 20 minutes to get in...

Thank Dafna G
Ventura, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this restaurant! Go for breakfast and have anything off the menu... You won't be disappointed. The blueberry pancakes are divine and the beignets with their special syrup are amazing! Lunch is good too but dinner I always get the herb crusted halibut. I couldn't tell you about anything else because that is all I ever get. For dessert... More 

Thank krisyoung16
Redondo Beach, California
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188 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maple bacon beignets are a must to start. Many great selections for breakfast. Excellent eggs Benedict with good potatoes au gratin. Enjoyed my bacon, Gorgonzola and caramelised onion frittata. Good, friendly service.

Thank UltimateWines
Monterey, California
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place on Yelp and met up to the 4.5 star review. Friendly fast service and good food. Plenty of seating and a large menu. Bonus mini cupcakes with the check.

Thank roxietw90210

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Italian, Fusion, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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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Oxnard, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?