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Le Cafe Francais

) #3 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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crepes” (113 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 334 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute little family owned and operated cafe located downtown Nanaimo. The food and service were both great. Amazing savoury crepes and fries! The chocolate mousse is a must, the best i've ever had! I will definitely be back!

Thank ranger445
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best French Restaurant in Nanaimo Escargot!!!! Filet mignon !!!! Wines !!! They have it all . Service...👍 Only one big disappointment... Not open for lunch anymore

1  Thank Marcel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great environment! You know, food is not only the taste and flavours . Good friends company and a very good and fun service makes a huge difference We have tried 3 different crepes and one appetizer and we could not discern which one was better....More

2  Thank NorbiCoquitlam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome savoury crepes. A must go to when in Nanaimo. Also a lot of great sweet crepes that I was tempted to order, but figured 2 courses of crepes might be a bit much! Will re visit for dessert!

2  Thank dionbeauxmtl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to stop by here for dinner because we heard the classic french music and totally fell in love with it! The food was perfect, the aura takes you back to the perfect french countryside cafe. It is owned by a french family and...More

3  Thank Hannah F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice people/owners; food not as good as we were led to believe. Example: fruit crepe had little fruit and very little whipped cream. Also savory crepes were so dark, they almost looked burned.

Thank Mary and Arnie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Le Cafe Francais is an intimate restaurant that successfully evokes the family-run bistros in France, Montreal or Quebec City. We travelled to Nanaimo specifically because my wife remembers this restaurant from 7 years ago and wanted me to try for myself. The French background music...More

1  Thank mediaman48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have lived in the area for seven years, yet we had not discovered this treasure of French flavor until tonight. Friends visiting again from Quebec suggested it as they had dined there and enjoyed it very much. It's a small bistro on Commercial Street,...More

1  Thank Rivularis
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank ScapaVancouver
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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