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Gabriel's Gourmet Cafe

39 Commercial St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G3, Canada
+1 250-714-0271
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 Commercial St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went into the expanded restaurant last week to find out if they had changed their menu or if the menu still claimed to be local. Was not really impressed with the service or the food. Have heard that much of the menu is purchased...More

Thank eat_great4food
Reviewed 4 days ago

Been here twice when visiting Nanaimo and this is a great vegetarian/organic restaurant. I have tried the chicken curry and indonesian peanut flavoured rice bowls. Both are excellent. Very clean, healthy flavours.

Thank Madeling R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

All of the good reviews I had heard was nothing like when I walked in. It was hectic and none of the waitresses (or so they seem) even acknowledged my existence. The food was meh but the attitude of the staff were even more revolting....More

Thank ddeline
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent breakfast, great atmosphere (cool artwork on display) all at a decent price! I liked the order at the counter approach and the emphasis on local food. I had the breakfast hash and it had rhubarb in it - it was weird and wonderful! Can't...More

Thank BrianneAg
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We eat here every chance we get to be downtown Nanaimo. My kids love the French toast- I can't get enough of the green curry bowl! Delish!

Thank froggnik
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you ever plan to have a great breakfast I would go to this place. Fresh organic food and great atmostphere. Close to the Conference center and hotels.

Thank Darcy-Ann H
Reviewed 6 days ago

I LOVE Gabriel's Gourmet Cafe! It is right next to my office and essentially makes my day when eating lunch or dinner out. The locally sourced, happy food they serve just feels good. It's preparation is divine...the best food and the best for you!

Thank Gobrightly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place for a quick, healthy lunch. Portions were generous and the coffee was great. I had the curried chicken wrap and my companion had a green curry chicken bowl with brown rice. Both arrived quickly and were fresh and tasty. Friendly staff added to...More

Thank AJ Mc B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want healthy and a delicious meal rolled into one, than this place is worth trying! Best food I could have ever imagined for downtown Nanaimo. Prices are very affordable and the ordering is easy. Comfortable environment and seat by the window allows you...More

Thank Crystal B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to a conference at the Vancouver Island Conference Center and ate at Gabriels every change I got. The Bennys were absolutely to die for, best Hollandaise I've ever had. I also had the Lemongrass braised beef sandwich which was amazing and the pulled...More

Thank Jade L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 07:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Commercial St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-714-0271