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Le Cafe Francais

€€ - €€€French, European,
153 Commercial St | 153 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
+1 250-716-7866
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (122 reviews)
“escargot” (33 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
Hours
CUISINES
French, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
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LOCATION
153 Commercial St | 153 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 380 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Delicious French food. Great atmosphere, I felt like in France 🇫🇷, especially in Normandy. It’s great family business. Price very affordable. I definitely recommend this restaurant and will be back 👨🏼‍🍳 Merci beaucoup 😊

Thank Footprints756026
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded today

Merci beaucoup

Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple decor like you would find in France. Food was super. Garlic snails, followed by filet cooked perfectly with brandy pepper corn sauce served with pea pods married with a Pinot Noir wine. Deserts were followed with coffees and herbal tea. Service was properly paced,...More

Thank jeanpierred114
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your visit

Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the middle of downtown Nanaimo, this cafe/restaurant was a pleasant surprise. French ambience (language, music, red and white chequered table clothes, etc). Menu is sort of french -- extensive choice of crepes with tasty sauces. Good french wine-of-the-day, by the glass, 1/2 litre...More

Thank Tony E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Twice in the past two weeks we have had wonderful meals here. Both times we have been delighted with the food served, the wine suggested and the service. Le Crepe Mer was superb! In addition to the food, the server was hilarious! Great energy and...More

Thank Travellingcanuck2012
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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merci beaucoup . sa a ete un Plaisir de vous recevoir

Reviewed 23 September 2018

What a unique little gem! I've been craving seafood crepes for years but it's not exactly a common thing on a menu. I started with Escargot au Gratin, and it they were perfect! I then feasted on the seafood crepe. My dinner partners were equally...More

2  Thank C0ryGee
Reviewed 23 September 2018

I've travelled in France's lovely countrysides and it's a thrill to find such cooking right here in downtown Nanaimo. Every chance we get, we take our friends to this lovely cafe to introduce them to a downtown treasure. Just like the country cafes in France,...More

2  Thank Rivularis
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Amazing crepes! To die for french fries! We got our crepes and were surprised to see french fries on the plate as well... until we tasted them. I will dream about those french fries.

1  Thank Sacyf
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

thank you so much

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this gem while walking around the street fair. It is family run with the two adult sons waiting tables and providing comedy as they did so. It is obviously a favorite of the locals. The French onion soup and crepes were divine....More

1  Thank FlossieTustin_CA
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Thank you so so much

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We are regular patron of this great French restaurant in Nanaimo. A family operation with good food and great service.

Thank ddvanisle
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you so much

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I finally made it to this place earlier this month and it was totally worth it. The service was as good as the food and incredibly inexpensive! Make a reservation to score a prime booth.

Thank Disney4Eva
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you so much

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mason m
25 April 2017|
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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
14 March 2016|
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Response from cafefrancaisnanaimo | Property representative |
40 personnes
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mike t
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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Description
French little bistro. Authentique home cooking
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