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Cafe Nouveau

1497 E. Thompson Blvd. (Chrisman Ave.) Send to Phone
805-648-1422 | Menu
Charming and intimate eatery in midtown Ventura.


Breakfast & Lunch daily, Dinner Wed.-Sat.

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Cafe Nouveau, Ventura, CA

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Cafe Nouveau Restaurant Review

: You can’t miss Café Nouveau --- giant metallic sunflowers beckon passersby at this dog-friendly eatery. The Art Deco-style Spanish bungalow is full of charm and intimacy. Most folks prefer eating on the small patio all year round. The prices aren’t exactly cheap and the service can be languid, but the setting keeps patrons coming back. Breakfast is served all day and includes sweet temptations like maple bacon beignets. Other dishes include Mexican specialties like chile verde with eggs and a California-inspired combo of bacon, apples and cheddar inside a frittata. Be advised weekend brunches get packed. The few lunch offerings include a coconut shrimp salad, plus mahi mahi tacos. For appetizers, the baked Brie and the grilled romaine salad are nice touches. Mains run from pastas to chicken Marsala to peppercorn steak. Dessert is all about bananas Foster. Wine and soju cocktails are available.

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