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Le Cafe Francais

) #1 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%
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“crepes” (109 reviews)
“escargot” (31 reviews)
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French, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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153 Commercial St | 153 COMMERCIAL STREET, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 326 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

If Trip Advisor rates this as the number one restaurant in Nanaimo, it puts into question the whole review process and quality, certainly in our opinion. While we had a reasonable lunch the first time enjoying the senior son's attention and manner, we had dinner...More

Thank ScapaVancouver
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had the seafood. Or maybe the seafood had me... at first bite. Amazing food. There is a good reason this place is packed. It should be... with a wait line past the block. The food is amazing. Paired with wine. Dessert to burst your...More

Thank Ania C
Reviewed 3 days ago

A charming little French restaurant, this place specializes in crepes. I'm not entirely sure if it's just how French crepes are, but I found the food slightly pedestrian. That being said, our server was very friendly and liked to liberally use French, and made up...More

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had dinner at Le Cafe Francais tonight with friends and our two teenage kids. The atmosphere is comfortable, clean (I am picky and notice the littlest things) and inviting. The wait staff is attentive, engaging, professional and very knowledgable. Each member of our party...More

1  Thank dieselkitty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small French bistro specializing in crepes. Service is efficiently run by a family of three. Father, the chef, the son-manager and waiter, and the grandson-the bus boy or assistant waiter. The menu has one page full of crepes, and the other page lists other...More

Thank Benjamin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always excelent,right proportions,desert crepes Ilove,and the coffee is great for my taste budsPlays French music, and love Piaf, sdo happy all the way around

Thank props56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is ran very nicely, great service and good food. Make sure to make a reservation. And have dessert!!!

Thank 235jennaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a while since we have looked at a menu and had real problems making a choice of what to eat. It all looks so good and so genuinely French! What to have? We thought savoury crepes would be a good start for a first...More

Thank Bernie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This visit took us back to our trip to France last summer. Our waiter, the elder son, is very professional with a good dose of entertaining personality. Our entrees were wonderful, but the desserts were sublime. My wife went with her desire, the Crepes Suzette,...More

Thank Jack D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice family run restaurant. Food excellent Normandy style and focussed management made for a pleasant evening. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank fishbuds
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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
15 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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