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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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (120 reviews)
“escargot” (33 reviews)
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French, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
153 Commercial St | 153 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

So this is my second review of this establishment. I have however returned here more then 2 times! Just wanted to say that my family and I were downtown last Saturday morning and we were pleasantly surprised to see that Le cafe Francais happened to...More

1  Thank Justus7381
Reviewed June 20, 2012

Last May, we went twice to Le Café Français ! It is such an excellent and typical French restaurant ! Nice atmosphere, friendly service and delicious food ! Our shrimps were excellent, served with a delicious sauce. We also had very good chicken and meat...More

Thank JFNV
Reviewed June 16, 2012

my family and me wanting to go for a bite to eat downtown.what a delight surprise to have found out that le cafe francais was open on saturday morning .we tried the new 'brunch crepe' as well as his other wonderful lunch special. the crepe...More

2  Thank nathalie d
Reviewed June 10, 2012

my experience at the Cafe Francais was just amazing, my girlfriend and i went on the saturday night, it was our first time, and we were not disappointed... the food was just amazing. for appetizer, we got "escargo au gratin" to share and it was...More

1  Thank john m
Reviewed May 1, 2012

dated interior. server was moderately helpful with menu. food was good!

Thank gregr417
Reviewed April 7, 2012

A recent business trip to Nanaimo provided an opportunity for my wife and I to try Le Cafe Francais. First the good news, the downtown location was close to our hotel, the waiter was charming and attentive. We decided to share a shrimp appi and...More

1  Thank haggar5050
Reviewed March 31, 2012

My husband and I decided to treat ourselves to diner at Le Cafe Francais. The waiter was very friendly and accomodating, the food was just out of this world, it is fresh and is prepared for you at the time that you order.. so there...More

2  Thank Justus7381
Reviewed March 31, 2012

I Loved it thats all i gotta say the food,wine,service and the chef comes to your table to ask how everything was at the end of your meal very proffesional u gotta go

2  Thank stephaneblondeau
Reviewed March 19, 2012

Fine dining in the downtown core. Tastes authentic. Amazing delicate sauces. Try the Escargot if you dare.

2  Thank Thrive O
Reviewed February 27, 2012

Friendly, family run, authentic french restaurant. Excellent service and food. All 5 of us from out of town raved about it. The value was exceptional and the atmosphere was comfortable. Highly recommended on all accounts. We will all return next time in town.

1  Thank chris b
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mason m
April 24, 2017|
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|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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French little bistro. Authentique home cooking
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