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Le Cafe Francais

₹₹ - ₹₹₹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” (119 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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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Good food, young waiters are the owner/chef of the restaurant and are very nice. Highly recommend. Food is consistently good and restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere

Thank Treen M
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Great food, family run, with pride in ownership. We all thoroughly enjoyed our dinner! Be sure to save room for desert.

Thank stevennstewart75
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Family restaurant: father the chef and two sons are the servers. Very friendly without being intrusive. We had crepes for the entree and for dessert. Both were delicious. The chicken crepe was creamy but just enough to impart flavor without being sloppy. Came with pommes...More

Thank RestlessFeet
Reviewed 13 August 2017

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 11 August 2017 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 10 August 2017 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 8 August 2017

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 3 August 2017

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 31 July 2017

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 29 July 2017

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

2  Thank mediaman48
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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