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“The Bakery Is Excellent, Too”

Le Petit Cafe Bakery
Ranked #21 of 427 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Ventura, California
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The Bakery Is Excellent, Too”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

The bakery is excellent and often overlooked. The selection is small, the pastry counter is off to the side where it's not directly visible, and they don't publicize it hardly at all. But there's always something chocolate or something cream-filled or some other kind of pastry goodie that's as good as I've ever tasted. Always fresh; maybe that's why the selection is small.
The owner is also the baker. He's French and he's modest and he's quiet, so he's not a salesman. He feels, I guess, that the excellent goods speak for themselves.
So here are some suggestions: At least take a look at the bakery, and don't be put off because it's small. After dinner, consider a dessert, even if you usually don't even think about one; if you're going to blow your diet, this is the time and place.

  • Visited June 2012
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English first
Oxnard, California, United States
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A trip to France without the plane fare”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

No better place in the county on a sunny day. Cuisine, particularly Sunday brunch is fantastic. Inside is a bit gloomy by comparison, but the fare is always terrific.

Visited March 2012
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Ventura, California
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great dinner and great wine”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Le Petit Cafe is not a place you go to if you want to rush. It is a place to really enjoy dinner. Everything is fabulous. The crabcakes are stuffed full of crab, and the lamb is to die for. They always have a great selection of wine, and we have never been disappointed. Their baked goods are fantastic and always fresh.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Kandy R
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Travelguybh
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lost and looking for breakfast”
Reviewed March 18, 2012

Ended our search here. Great food and great service. A real surprise! Yummy

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Palmdale, California
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Great pastry and coffee”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

We stopped here at the end of our day and it finished off our trip to Ventura beautifully. The apple strudel we shared was so good along with a good strong cup of coffee. It has a nice seating area outside overlooking the harbor.

Visited February 2012
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