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427 Fitzwilliam St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 3A9, Canada
+1 250-753-1797
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good49%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (4 reviews)
“soups” (5 reviews)
“frittata” (3 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 18:00 Hours
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
427 Fitzwilliam St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 3A9, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Boccas is one of the few places I frequent several times per month. The baked goods and coffee are great. Have a lot of selection at reasonable prices and nice place to sit and chat with friends.

Thank Andre L
Reviewed 7 February 2018

I hate to admit it, but I am Bocca several times every week for a scone for breakfast. They are by far the best I have ever had. When feeling adventurous I will get a muffin or one of the most decadent brownies you'll ever...More

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We met a colleague for a meeting at Bocca. The place has a bohemian vibe and looks like a drop in for lots of people in the old shopping districts in Nanaimo. The coffees were good. Water was free. A very relaxed place to meet....More

Thank Marty911
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The best butter tarts in town. Thick and delicious. At 10:45 in the moring it is still warm from the oven . Lots of other treats to choose from . All honestly good food and local Naniamo atmosphere.

Thank Scott L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I made a quick stop in Nanaimo while travelling and stopped into Bocca, I got the salted caramel nanaimo bar and it was hands down the best thing I've ever eaten! Totally worth the detour to go there if you can!

Thank KathrynTO22
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Found this small cafe full of locals having lunch. Ventured in and found they served all the health foods and huge range of delicious looking cakes, muffins and slices. We had a very delicious lunch served with terrific coffee. The staff were very friendly and...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Sometimes it's rare to find health, delicious and great value. Portions are size huge. The peanut butter Nanaimo Bar and hot chocolate is amazing. Everything else looked yummy too. Lots of vegan options. Quirky seating area inside and out. A must stop while in Nanaimo.

Thank GuiWong
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The brownies at Bocca are so large that they cut them in four for you. The peanut butter nanaimo bar was delicious. There is outdoor seating under a glass roof. Definitely go!

Thank VillaStraylight
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Great local hangout. Big generous delicious muffins, terrific attitude / service. Nice art work on display. Recommended in old quarter

Thank r s
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Bocca's was recommended to us by locals for the best Nanaimo bars in the area. We bought one and it was delicious but thought we'd walk around and check out the other bakeries/stores before buying half a dozen to take with us. We quickly learned...More

Thank baybeach11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 427 Fitzwilliam St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 3A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-753-1797
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