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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” (118 reviews)
“escargot” (33 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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1 - 10 of 369 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 6 days ago

thank you for your visit

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 6 days ago

thank you for your visit

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful French cuisine - St. Jacques Mer and crepe Suzette savoured, sur la terrasse, perfect touch for my summer vacation in Nanaimo.

Thank Dee L
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are really glad that it satisfied you . thank you

Reviewed July 9, 2018

We were charged for a small half loaf of bread which came before the meal. We expected this to be complimentary. The sauce in the pancake was nice, but half of the plate was also filled with French fries. Overall I was disappointed.

Thank Maria J
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a very cozy little restaurant with excellent service and delicious crepes. We were able to sit near the front of the restaurant so that it was easier for my walker and we could watch the passersby. Many patrons speak French only. It is...More

Thank edwardt24
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thank you so much for your review

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Our second visit to Le Café Français reinforced our delight at finding this welcoming, family-owned and operated restaurant in downtown Nanaimo. The food is amazing, reflective of the skill, professional training and experience of Chef Gilles Le Patézour. The friendly servers are so well-informed, cooperative,...More

Thank Freewind8299
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you very very much for me and my two son. Have good summer time

Reviewed June 29, 2018

Having just got back from 2 weeks in Paris and Champagne it seemed a good idea to try Le Cafe Francais while traveling through town. It was a very pleasant meal and I'll go back to try more as I travel frequently through Naniamo.

Thank LRJ2014
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Being previous restaurant owners my husband and I decided to dine here. It was awesome to say the least! From the service to the food I would say everyone needs to try this quaint French restaurant. My husband had the duck and myself the coq...More

Thank Diane A
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Owner at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Thank you very much. It was a real pleasure to receive you.

Reviewed May 21, 2018

We enjoyed the friendly welcome and great service at this restaurant. The food was delicious and wine was reasonably priced.

Thank Sheila H
Reviewed May 2, 2018

We had three different dishes with three different sauces. The three favorites were: Scallops( coquille st-jacque) which had a cream garlic sauce with french herbs. The second one had prawns with a delicious tomato cognac sauce and the last one but not the least, the...More

Thank Brittany W
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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