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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” (122 reviews)
“escargot” (34 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 February 24, 2012

Am absolutely in love with this place! The restaurant is quiet and quaint and cozy! The owner and his lovely daughter are warm and friendly! And the food...!! Well! 5 Star at 3 1/2 star price! Excellent value! And everything on the menu is amazing!!...More

1  Thank D H
Reviewed February 24, 2012

My wife and I went out for what we thought was going to me a memorable evening. The staff were couteous and attentive and that may have been because there was one other couple seated at the time of our arrival. The appetizers were great...More

Thank Claude L
Reviewed February 15, 2012

wow, did I enjoy that evening!!!! this year they planned a special menu, witch was totally amazing, I love duck, and that was amazing... tasty, delectable, and those escargot as well... ho! and the chef made us a surprise dessert that even the waiter didn't...More

1  Thank jacques l
Reviewed February 12, 2012

great food, great service and the cook really cares about customer service

2  Thank assessor
Reviewed February 4, 2012

I tried Le cafe francais on a friday night and what first came to my mind was the feeling that I had. I felt like I wasn't in Nanaimo anymore. First, the waitress greeted me in french and she was really caring for the customers....More

2  Thank Chidozie O
Reviewed February 1, 2012

we went to LE CAFE FRANCAIS with my parents in law, and I must say that everything was over my expectation, first you are welcome by the waiter, very professionel, we started with an excellent wine, suggested by our waiter, as an appetizer, we had...More

2  Thank Samuel B
Reviewed January 31, 2012

What is a real French restaurant? That’s a good question. It’s a place where you are looking for food tasting instead of food quantity (you have so many other place for that), you want to be caught at each plate, at each smell, at every...More

Thank Seblantzville
Reviewed December 2, 2011

This would be a great place.If only it were consistent. The crepes and other entrees are delicious; the salads are dressed with herbs and a perfect vinaigrette. The chef is amiable and the ambience pleasant. What a shame the rest of it doesn't measure up....More

1  Thank visitingprof
Reviewed November 5, 2011

We had a lovely meal at the Cafe which is full of character. The chef is from France and took the time to come to the table to say hello. The food was just the right amount- traditional French crepes that were filling and exquisite....More

Thank dnote
Reviewed November 2, 2011

Excellent food and service ! Good job Chef ! I am french and I traveled around the world and it is very rare to find a place like your ! BRAVO GILLES !

Thank Irene M
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
French little bistro. Authentique home cooking
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