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Le Cafe Francais

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153 Commercial St | 153 COMMERCIAL STREET, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
+1 250-716-7866
17:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Real French chef, with 2 lovely sons present a great atmosphere of a true French cuisine!! Lamb shank was really nice!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Daniel B
British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Stopped by the Le Francais restaurant this past Sat. and had a very enjoyable lunch. My wife ordered Shrimps in a cream sauce with french fries and I ordered the Ham & Cheese Sandwich with salad. Both meals were enjoyable and only cost about $22.00 plus tip.

Thank sailingman22
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant . Great food and excellent prices . If you haven't tried Le Cafe Francais give it a try !

Thank Chris N
duncan bc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

An unpretentious but charming café attached to a bakery. The meals are light but delicious. Then you can treat yourself to one of the cakes from the bakery, the french style macarons are fab! It is rather sweet that you go to the bakery cashier and tell them what you had for lunch, how trusting.

Thank yellow666
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

the food was wonderful the service excellent it's a fantastic journey into the French culture close to home. the music the outdoor patio seating all add to the overall satisfaction of a summer dining experiance

Thank bruce899
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We went there for a bite to eat. Saw a lot of people going by. The food was great also, and the staff were friendly. Would got back again.

Thank Giraffes17
Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

From the French speaking friendly staff to the excellent food, this is a first class experience at a reasonable fine dining price. All the food was wonderful. The Chocolate Mousse was to die for, and will not be forgotten.

Thank ckTraveler09
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant and I would recommend them to anyone who likes crepes. We stopped by for a snack on Thursday and they gave us a desert crepe with ice cream and chocolate sauce. It was perfect. If you like these, ask for a Captaincook special. Last night we came back for their seafood crepes and they were excellent.

Thank Gregory A. C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We love the authentic French cooking! Best fries ever - double fried. And the bread, and everything else... We live in Victoria, but we make "excuses" to come to Nanaimo, so we can come to eat here. That's how much we love it.

Thank MMALoveTravel
Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

My kids and I were visiting Nanaimo on vacation and followed reviews to this charming and wonderful French café. We all agreed it was absolutely the best meal we ever had! We each had a different crepe...pork, beef tenderloin, and shrimp and based upon how great everything was, we couldn't resist dessert! It's a lovely small café with just two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$37
French, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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
French little bistro. Authentique home cooking

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?