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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%
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“crepes” (127 reviews)
“escargot” (35 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
153 Commercial St | 153 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like to have the order of fish, vegetables and rice or fries. This time the meal tasted like it was leftover from the day before. The fish was rubbery and not very flavourful and the fries, which I normally consider the best in town...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NorthStar388866
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello. I remenber you .you come with six people before show . Because just you take this week my fish with vegetable and fries ha ha ha . Other take with rice . I am only chef in my kitchen. So i said sorry if...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious French food. Great atmosphere, I felt like in France 🇫🇷, especially in Normandy. It’s great family business. Price very affordable. I definitely recommend this restaurant and will be back 👨🏼‍🍳 Merci beaucoup 😊

Date of visit: November 2018
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cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Merci beaucoup

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Simple decor like you would find in France. Food was super. Garlic snails, followed by filet cooked perfectly with brandy pepper corn sauce served with pea pods married with a Pinot Noir wine. Deserts were followed with coffees and herbal tea. Service was properly paced,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your visit

Reviewed November 2, 2018

Located in the middle of downtown Nanaimo, this cafe/restaurant was a pleasant surprise. French ambience (language, music, red and white chequered table clothes, etc). Menu is sort of french -- extensive choice of crepes with tasty sauces. Good french wine-of-the-day, by the glass, 1/2 litre...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tonye585
Reviewed October 18, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Travellingcanuck2012
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018
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merci beaucoup . sa a ete un Plaisir de vous recevoir

Reviewed September 23, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank C0ryGee
Reviewed September 22, 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
3  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.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Sacyf
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
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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.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank ddvanisle
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you so much

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masonm617
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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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$7 - US$37
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
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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