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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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British Columbia, Canada
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706 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

had eaten here once years ago and picked this place last night prior to a concert. it's small, and the furnishings are tired. that said, the one server, son of the cook, managed the whole room well and was friendly. our drinks came fairly promptly, as did our water and our meals. a large part of the menu is crepes,... More 

Thank jarmwr40
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Great atmosphere,wonderful food and friendly and attentive staff. This family run cafe is one of my favourite restaurants in Nanaimo. Great value for your money. A little piece of Paris on Vancouver Island.

Thank hopel2016
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Fantastic home made soups and lovely warm French bread to go with it. the atmosphere is nice, not too fancy but lovely at the same time. The owners are French and have traveled in France so it doesn't get more real than that! They are extremely warm and friendly and very polite and interested in your satisfaction.

Thank 268evaw
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

only had time for coffee and a croissant but would love to go back to eat! casual and inviting atmosphere.

Thank mscomedydiva
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

The food is consistent and the service is perfect. The crepes are to die for, and the desserts are amazing. Everything about this little cafe is perfect!! The Chef and the servers make you feel very welcome and treat you very well.

Thank Sarah S
Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

This is a very quaint French bistro. The service is friendly and you will be greeted by the Chef/owner who takes pride in his patrons having a great experience. From the crepes, to the nougat it is all very French, very charming and a lovely experience. The food is very good.

Thank J T
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

This is a small, cozy,intimate and hugely satisfying restaurant serving French style cuisine. Located in the heart of downtown within easy walking distance to the waterfront attractions and the Port Theater. Crepes are their specialty and are delicious and satisfying.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

This little french restaurant made me feel like I'm in France in a little bistro. I loved the authenticity of the food. The crepes we had were just plain wonderful and the prawns as starters top notch. I loved the service by one of the sons of the French Chef. He was super friendly, personable and recommended the best wine!... More 

Thank Katja B
Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

A cozy little place to have wonderful french food. The atmosphere is very wonderful and most importantly the food is great ! Crepes.! MMmmm:) Its a must try in Nanaimo !

Thank Amanda P
Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

This little french restaurant is run by an authentic french chef and his two sons. I must have lived in France in a previous life because every time I go there, I feel like I am at home. The food is exquisite, the chef friendly and the waiters are very charming and polite and very good at their jobs. Great... More 

Thank Ava C

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?