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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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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (121 reviews)
“escargot” (33 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
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 March 7, 2017

I've dined here several times in the past two years - My favourite in Nanaimo. Its a small, cozy, family run restaurant owned by transplants from France. Food, service and ambiance are all wonderful. And did I mention that it's a great value? Prices are...More

Thank George H
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the authentic tastes and atmosphere of Le Cafe Francais! The chefs son was our server and was very knowledgeable about the dishes and ingredients. We decided to replicate our first meal in Paris a while ago.My wife had the classic...More

1  Thank Tom R
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

This is a great value meal .the only thing that can be differant would be the wine.you can bring wine in pay coring charge or pay for there wine eat her way that is expensive

1  Thank Larry T
Reviewed January 18, 2017

I've enjoyed a few dinners at this small, unassuming restaurant and it has always been a great experience. We even did our company Christmas dinner here last year and they treated us like family. It's easy to forget how good it is because the décor...More

1  Thank Brett O
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

The service and food are great. This restaurant is reasonably priced and has unique homemade French food. The seafood crepe was very filling. I would recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank IslandSurfer86
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Family came for a visit from back east. I was not expecting much but food and service were great! Great terrace experience in Nanaimo.

Thank Billy43William
Reviewed January 5, 2017

This is a family restaurant that has been in Nanaimo for a long time. They serve crepes and French main courses. The restaurant has pleasant old fashioned decorations, is comfortable, and the food is very good. Many loyal customers.

Thank BILL C
Reviewed January 4, 2017

This family-owned and run cafe has the charming ambience of a Parisian bistro. The menu is traditional and fairly static, but every item is a consistent taste treat. The personal attention and banter are particularly enjoyable, as is the chance to practice some of your...More

Thank ymilawd
Reviewed December 29, 2016

I don't get it. I find this restaurant adequate, but certainly not the #1 restaurant in Nanaimo. It doesn't even fit into my top 10. Riso, The Nest Bistro, Mahle House, Hilltop Bistro, Christina's on the Lake all run circles around this restaurant in decor,...More

5  Thank E-Fish99
Reviewed December 27, 2016

We came for our girls night out Christmas dinner and couldn't have picked a more perfect restaurant. The service was impeccable as we found both waiters to be charming and attentive to our every need. The atmosphere was delightful and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening....More

1  Thank Kim N
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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, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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