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Le Cafe Francais

) #1 of 233 Restaurants in Nanaimo $$ - $$$ French, European,
153 Commercial St | 153 COMMERCIAL STREET, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
+1 250-716-7866
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (107 reviews)
“escargot” (29 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All 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 3 September 2016

If your not in a hurry, this place is delicious. Good French cuisine, the chef is an excellent cook, but they just have one cook, one waiter and one server, so if it's busy it takes awhile, so be prepared to take your time, otherwise...More

Thank mardy65
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Cafe francais serves fabulous food, perfectly prepared, and the service is excellent. I recommend it highly.

Thank johnrfrank
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Such a great restaurant with enormously friendly and attentive waiters. I was there with a friend and we had vegetarian crepes. They were delicious! The homemade mayonnaise was a dream, even though they wouldn't tell us the recipe. We will have to come back then.

Thank Pascal H
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I had read several great reviews about this restaurant so a couple friends and I decided to try it out. What a gem this place is. The food was incredible and brought me back to my time in France. We ordered a variety of appetizers,...More

Thank M T
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My family had lunch this week at Le Cafe Francais and it was outstanding! We sat outside on the patio and felt like we were enjoying lunch in Paris. Our meals were delicious and the service was impeccable. We'll definitely be back for dinner!

Thank johnG2004FS
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We walked into this restaurant without any review but was looking for a place to eat on a Tues night after walking around downtown. It is a small restaurant with not many customer when we walked in. The atmosphere is relaxing and cosy. The waiters...More

Thank tokkibunnie
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Resisting breads? Dont resist on this bread choice as it is simply worth it. Enjoyed a wonderful crepe with french fries and a small lettuce salad. Also, didnt resist a dessert choice. There is a time to break all your rules and this restaurant is...More

Thank vekel
Reviewed 24 August 2016

French, It was an unusual choice for me. Small hardly noticed place. Very reasonable. We really enjoyed it, Coc Au Vin. Just chicken but very nice and different from the usual fare at typical Canadian or American place. Menu was not large, but there was...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great food, great service. Always delicious! And the fries are so delicious. Lets not forget about the crème brulee for desert

Thank Suzanne F
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nice atmosphere and very good food. Good French restaurants are hard to find and this one is a gem. A few tables outside but restaurant is not very large which adds to the ambiance. You feel like you are in France.

Thank Mary L
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mason m
Bonsoir! ! Quel sont vos horaires? J'ai vu que votre restaurant est fermé le lundi. Merci d'avoir répondu à ma question! Bonne soirée! !
25 April 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
how many people can this restaurant accommodate?
15 March 2016|
Response from cafefrancaisnanaimo | Property representative |
40 personnes
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mike t
ok is there a dress code and do you need reservations. also is the escargot in garlic butter or mushroom caps?
2 February 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
USD 8 - USD 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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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French little bistro. Authentique home cooking
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