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Le Cafe Francais

153 Commercial St | 153 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
+1 250-716-7866
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (120 reviews)
“escargot” (33 reviews)
Closed
Hours
CUISINES
French, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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LOCATION
153 Commercial St | 153 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 377 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Twice in the past two weeks we have had wonderful meals here. Both times we have been delighted with the food served, the wine suggested and the service. Le Crepe Mer was superb! In addition to the food, the server was hilarious! Great energy and...More

Thank Travellingcanuck2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a unique little gem! I've been craving seafood crepes for years but it's not exactly a common thing on a menu. I started with Escargot au Gratin, and it they were perfect! I then feasted on the seafood crepe. My dinner partners were equally...More

2  Thank C0ryGee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've travelled in France's lovely countrysides and it's a thrill to find such cooking right here in downtown Nanaimo. Every chance we get, we take our friends to this lovely cafe to introduce them to a downtown treasure. Just like the country cafes in France,...More

2  Thank Rivularis
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Amazing crepes! To die for french fries! We got our crepes and were surprised to see french fries on the plate as well... until we tasted them. I will dream about those french fries.

1  Thank Sacyf
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thank you so much

Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this gem while walking around the street fair. It is family run with the two adult sons waiting tables and providing comedy as they did so. It is obviously a favorite of the locals. The French onion soup and crepes were divine....More

1  Thank FlossieTustin_CA
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Thank you so so much

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We are regular patron of this great French restaurant in Nanaimo. A family operation with good food and great service.

Thank ddvanisle
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you so much

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I finally made it to this place earlier this month and it was totally worth it. The service was as good as the food and incredibly inexpensive! Make a reservation to score a prime booth.

Thank Disney4Eva
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you so much

Reviewed August 19, 2018

Waiter service was excellent even if French influence was a bit overplayed. Food was fine but not over the top.More

1  Thank Pierre F
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018
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Merci de votre opinion . Tres heureux du compliment fait a mon fils le serveur. Passez une bonne fin de...More

Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal at Le Cafe Francais. The restaurant is small, and rather spartan, and the ambience is plain ... in short, authentic. While the menu is not extensive, it is more than adequate, and the preparation and presentation of the meals is acceptable....More

Thank Harry H
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

thank you for your visit

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

I wanted to take my friend out for dinner for his birthday and being new to Nanaimo, I checked trip advisor for a recommendation. This restaurant met all my needs. The food was tasty and the service very friendly but wow, slow service. I was...More

Thank Brad S
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

thank you for your visit

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mason m
April 24, 2017|
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Response from cafefrancaisnanaimo | Property representative |
bonsoir . oui le restaurant est ouvert du mardi au samedi de 17h a 21h. bonne soirée et j espère a bientôt.
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michael m
March 14, 2016|
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Response from cafefrancaisnanaimo | Property representative |
40 personnes
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mike t
February 1, 2016|
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Response from Angela M | Reviewed this property |
No dress code required nor is a reservation required but I highly reccomend calling for one anyway because they can get very busy especially if there is a show at the theatre. Never had the escargot.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 Commercial St | 153 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-716-7866
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Description
French little bistro. Authentique home cooking
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