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Modern Cafe

) #30 of 232 Restaurants in Nanaimo $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Soups
221 Commercial St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G8, Canada
+1 250-754-5022
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
221 Commercial St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We popped by the Modern cafe looking for a bite of lunch and saw them put amazing plates of food in front of other guests, so we took a table and ordered. While we waited I watched the guests at the next table who were...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really interesting food, great choices and near everything is GF..gluten-free. The server was friendly and helpful. Great spot

Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the lobster ravioli and artichoke crab dip. Small portions, served coldish, and tasteless. Prices way too high for what you get. Would definitely not recommend!

Thank HildeA22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for more chic, urban dining? The Modern is great. Stylish decor good food. Fabulous drink selection. Date night Work party or girls night out, the Modern fits the bill. Service can be slow, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time if you...More

Thank Gina G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend from out of town & I went in for lunch, she ordered the Tomato Bisque soup & I the Parmesan tartlet & salad with feta. When the orders arrived, she said "I forgot to ask but does the soup have dairy - I'm...More

Thank S_Leach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe has a great location on Commercial Street but the food doesn't measure of. My husband ordered chicken wings. When they arrived they were si bad he de upped not to eat them. I tried one and agreed. It appeared that they had been...More

Thank freedom06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven't been here for a while now but last visited we enjoyed the food a lot. The restaurant is located on a downtown street and offers an opportunity to sit, relax and perhaps do some people watching. Loved the cafe.

Thank billandwendy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went on a business dinner and the service was very good. The food was good quality and selection. The drinks were very good and a good selection of beer. I had a local coffee beer and it was outstanding (can't remember the name). The deserts...More

Thank Davie65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dinghy Dock has been recommended to us, but we were in the mood for something quieter and more relaxing. We looked at the Modern's menu and got a table. We arrived at about 7:30 on a Wednesday. There were a few tables of people--just...More

Thank Nadeen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a great selection of food.Friends enjoyed there seafood and my steak nice and tender though.the service was great and staff friendly and helpful

Thank Nancy P
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Michelle C
5 October 2015|
Response from sandraclaire | Reviewed this property |
I was just a guest you had better ask the owners. Go on their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Commercial St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-754-5022
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