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Cafe Nouveau

1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
+1 805-648-1422
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“beignets” (49 reviews)
“pancakes” (37 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a go to for brunch! Amazing food, friendly staff and a great outdoor patio. And their mimosas as so good! Only wish they offered a bottomless option😊 Very popular so get there early on the weekends if you can so you don’t have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank curlgurlsurf
Reviewed yesterday

Really nice setting - breakfast was a disappointment. Their lunch menu looked good. Will try again. I think it was just what I ordered. Others it looks good.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CasitasRower
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful food with great service. We’v gone there for years. Best waffles around! Their syrup is a food group by itself.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ronaldp412
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were touring around So Cal for 3 weeks and mostly breakfasted in family run diners like this.Cafe Nouveau was definitely the best followed closely by The Mesa Cafe up the road in Santa Barbara. The maple beignets were to die for. I detest eggs...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LBJDublin
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Yes, we had to wait in line for about 20 minutes for a table but it was so worth it. We started with the maple bacon beignets ( 1 portion between us thank goodness). Delicious! Then eggs Benedict for one of us and bacon, egg...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Rozlynn2015
Reviewed 8 December 2018

I was invited here for brunch with friends. We sat on the patio. Everything we ate was fresh and delicious. I loved the blueberry corn muffin and my egg scramble with goat cheese. Good thing we came at 9:00am, by the time we were seated...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank smcrawford38
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Second visit here on our way to LA. This is the best breakfast we have every had. They accommodated a special order from my daughter (Micky Mouse Shaped Pancakes). The food is fantastic and the Maple Bacon Beignets are to die for !!!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank OSUFoos
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Lovey surroundings and helpful friendly staff make Cafe Nouveau a favorite of mine. The pancakes and the homemade syrup are amazing.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ibkenster
Reviewed 14 November 2018

We were very pleased with our breakfasts at Cafe Nouveau. Staff was friendly and food was excellent. On the first of two visits we had the beignet before our main; very well prepared. It was extremely busy at 10 AM on a Friday; we arrived...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank paso57
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Wow! What an amazing place from the minute you walk up to entering the restaurant. It’s decorated so cute and it so welcoming:-) it has nice indoor and outdoor seating. They have the largest breakfast menu I have seen in years with entrees rarely seen....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bullsgirl91
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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
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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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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