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427 Fitzwilliam St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 3A9, Canada
+1 250-753-1797
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here to try out a traditional Nanaimo bar, and we were not disappointed! The service, coffee and overall experience was very good!

Thank Adam M
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We really enjoyed our late lunch and specialty coffees. The food was good and the atmosphere great. Great service too. One warning: we ordered frittata - very tasty but the serving was smaller than we were expecting.

Thank Simon A
Oak Bay, Canada
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Boccaccio serves excellent coffee and wonderful baked goods. Their soups are delicious and inventive. Staff are friendly and efficient.

Thank Linda H
Nanaimo, Canada
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A wonderfully eclectic little cafe with the sweetest young ladies serving up freshly brewed delicious beverages, yummy eats and sweet treats. I love stopping by for a large Cafe Mocha to enjoy my beverage, people watch and to enjoy the owner's awesome art, which you can purchase as well. One of the must see, must go to places in Nanaimo's... More 

Thank Alicia M
Weyburn, Canada
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170 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place was recommended to us as having the best Nanaimo bars amid the many, many places that serve them. I don't have much to compare them with, but they were certainly delicious and it was interesting that there were several flavors of them. I didn't know before that they could have different flavors. The cafe is very, very small... More 

Thank blkWeyburn
Washington, New Jersey
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

On our cruise we stopped in Nanaimo and heard about the famous Nanaimo Bars, so I had to find and try one. One of the Nanaimo greeters gave me a brochure of all the places in Nanaimo that sell them. Of the 34 selections I picked the Bocca Cafe. There was a line and people were buying LOTS of these... More 

Thank Maria C
Melbourne, Australia
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178 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We dropped in for breakfast in this little cafe in the old quarter of Nanaimo. Quirky with good breakfast selection. We settled for Green Eggs with Ham which was a bagel - several choices with egg, ham, salad and pesto. Delicious and a mug of coffee. Great spot.

Thank Nan90
Victoria, Canada
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109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Ok! That is the best Nanaimo Bar I've ever tried. The place is located at the old/arts district, which is really cool. They have different flavors of Nanaimo Bar, but I tried the traditional one. It is curious that this place is not in the Nanaimo Bar route (a city map showing a Nanaimo Bar trail around town) because it... More 

Thank Jaluks
BC, Canada
Level Contributor
131 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We come here for the carrot cake. It is a cozy place, with arty decor, in a really funky part of Nanaimo, and it serves good coffee. Did I mention the carrot cake? It is a very popular place for lunch and snacks, don't be surprised if you have to wait 5-10 minutes in line before ordering. The staff has... More 

Thank Richard M
Melbourne, Australia
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226 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Went for a sandwich for lunch. They were sold out of Nanaimo Bars, but the salted caramel one wasn't bad. This place has too much of a vegan atmosphere for my liking.

Thank TravelDooey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?