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Le Cafe Francais

) #4 of 232 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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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (109 reviews)
“escargot” (31 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
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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51 - 60 of 326 reviews

Reviewed 26 October 2016

Took my mom there for a French experience and we were not disappointed. Delicious onion soup and chowder followed by exquisite crepes. And of course no French experience is complete without a nice glass of wine.

Thank wunderearl
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This resturant has been around for awhile but I've never been before, the food was good, the wine was good, and the staff were very nice, all round 9 out of 10.

Thank Geoff Holland Canada
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful evening and a delicious meal! There were no tables open when we stopped in but they offered to call our cell phone when one was available, only took a about 30 minutes. Both sons were friendly and added to our enjoyment of...More

Thank Cathy N
Reviewed 30 September 2016

A small, friendly restaurant with a consistently good standard of food and service. We do not eat out regularly but when we do, we select this establishment.

Thank welcome0
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Had a most wonderful dinner there last night. This is a father and two sons run affair, and, in true European fashion, don't go if you are in a hurry. Good food, as they say takes time. And this is worth the wait. The two...More

1  Thank Laurel R
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We had a perfect evening at the Café Francais. The staff is absolutely nice and the food is simply amazing. Best place to have dinner in Nanaimo!

1  Thank Natalie L
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Let's support authentic family run, culture correct establishments! Simple menu with awesome tastes. Not expensive...not cheap - you get more than you pay for.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This Family run restaurant was friendly and convivial. The host was more than helpful and service was prompt. The quality of the food was 10/10. For a moment I thought I was back in St. Germain des Pre.

Thank Z8868SDwilliamc
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Gilles the proprietor and his two attentive sons who waited on us have it down. We had fresh salmon and fresh sea bass. So savory and perfectly done. The chocolate mousse was yummy.

Thank avacado46
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The crepes here are to die for! I love the chicken in wine sauce! I have introduced this restaurant to many people. The only change I would like to see is a choice of potatoes rather than just fries.

Thank mains_dream
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mason m
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
14 March 2016|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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