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Cafe Nouveau

1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
+1 805-648-1422
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“beignets” (35 reviews)
“pancakes” (29 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise to find a home from the 1920's converted into such a beautiful restaurant! And especially after finding out it was reopened in Dec 2012 after a fire almost destroyed it, which required new plumbing, electrical, gas lines, air ventilation system &...More

Thank JBMD1
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We take our 3 and 7 year old son to this place often for breakfast and always have prompt service. Erika is one of our favorite servers, she is always polite and our food is perfect every time. They have these awesome appetizers for breakfast.....More

Thank leannleann
Reviewed 5 September 2017

My daughter-in-law, grandchildren (3 and 6) had lunch here on a warm summer day. This place is very popular, so there was a 15 or so minute wait on a Saturday, but with a waiting area and free cider and infused water. We were seated...More

Thank Dot13
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Did someone say beignets?? Oh, yes, they are found here, tiny puffs of dough, fried perfectly, with a crisp exterior and fluffy and light interior. Topped with powdered sugar and served with a caramel sauce, leave the diet plans outside this lovely garden oasis, as...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Friendly, quaint and enjoyable. Have never had a bad meal here. Service is never lacking. Good for couples and families alike.

Thank Kyle U
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Had the Maple Bacon Beignets they are Sweet, Salty, bluffy with a light crispness on the outside. I am not one to pick a sweet item from any menu and I am glad my husband did. I want more!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent menu for breakfast, lunch & dinner... their breakfast menu is the very unique & delicious. Lovely ambience outside with friendly & efficient service. Consistently outstanding food. Their unique menu & lovely location make them a go to for locals.

Thank Carole P
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Breakfast and brunch dishes beautifully presented and lovely outdoor setting. Muffins and bread soooo good.

Thank Ruth R
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is a sweet atmospheric old Spanish house with a beautiful garden where you can eat inside or out. The food is fresh, healthy, AND delicious. My favorite meal is their fish tacos. The rice that comes with it is incredible too. It's not cheap,...More

Thank CarolCat
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Love the unusual menu choices - it makes it so hard to decide! I guess the answer is to keep coming back. The outdoor seating is the best! Also dog-friendly. Although there is usually a wait for breakfast seating, the service is so good that...More

Thank Maggie B
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Brittney W
1 March 2017|
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Response from Tamera K | Reviewed this property |
Not sure in occupancy 9pm
Lena L
15 October 2016|
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Response from jogrow7 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Unfortunately they don't take breakfast reservations. The wait can be up to 30 minutes, depending on what time you get to the restaurant. They have a patio that allows dogs.
5 September 2016|
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Response from pamkat127 | Reviewed this property |
There are so many options you can go back over and over for something different every time. Items from pancakes/waffles-French toast with their own vanilla caramel syrup or maple syrup, to omelettes, oatmeal, and various... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
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07:00 - 14:00
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07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-648-1422
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