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Le Cafe Francais

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153 Commercial St | 153 COMMERCIAL STREET, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
+1 250-716-7866
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant and I would recommend them to anyone who likes crepes. We stopped by for a snack on Thursday and they gave us a desert crepe with ice cream and chocolate sauce. It was perfect. If you like these, ask for a Captaincook special. Last night we came back for their seafood crepes and they were excellent.

Thank Gregory A. C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We love the authentic French cooking! Best fries ever - double fried. And the bread, and everything else... We live in Victoria, but we make "excuses" to come to Nanaimo, so we can come to eat here. That's how much we love it.

Thank MMALoveTravel
Roswell, Georgia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

My kids and I were visiting Nanaimo on vacation and followed reviews to this charming and wonderful French café. We all agreed it was absolutely the best meal we ever had! We each had a different crepe...pork, beef tenderloin, and shrimp and based upon how great everything was, we couldn't resist dessert! It's a lovely small café with just two... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Wow, we were so impressed with this place. The waiter was very knowledgeable, friendly, spot on. The food was to die for: fresh, tasty, well seasoned. We ordered some seafood for appetizer, crepes and nougat icecream. Everything was very delicious and the nougat was so good... You could tell everything was made then fresh and in house which was much... More 

Thank T_girl77
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We enjoyed Le Café Francais. The atmosphere is cozy and service was good, maybe a tiny bit too formal for my husband's taste. We were both surprised that moules marinierre and steak frites were not on the menu but the dishes we ordered were good ~ with one exception. Their escargot with cheese and the prawn appetizer were both delicious... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Have past this place numerous times and finally made a point to stop in on a Saturday evening. Got there early and got the last seat for the night. Recommend reservations. I had Coq Au Vin - Excellent and my husband had Duck, again - excellent. We ordered dessert and it was okay but the entree was so good we... More 

Thank Marg43
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Enjoyed our evening at the small but cozy little cafe. It's family run, so you have the dad cooking and son's serving the meals. All very friendly and fun. The meals were very reasonably priced. The restaurant is nothing fancy to look at, yet feels more authentic and real than some of the fine dining places we've been to.

Thank happyann3
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Me and my friends visit this cute place every time in connection with the theater or any other downtown event...they are open during the Summer for lunch also..the food is wonderfully cooked by the owner/chef and served by his son.. we had never a disappointing meal...Reservations for an evening meal is highly recommended...

Thank sprocket2015
Vancouver, B.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised to find that ale Cafe Francais offered some of the best French food I have ever had outside of France. I took my mother for her birthday, and while I was afraid she would find the food too rich for her taste, she enjoyed three courses and raved about each one. The savoury crepes were tremendous!!!... More 

Thank KVanCan
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Thank you very much, the whole staff and myself are really happy that you had a wonderful time at le cafe francais. More 

Sedro Woolley, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Great little restaurant - well priced - good service - fantastic crepes - only thing missing was real checkered French table clothes 🍷

Thank gdubwoolley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 38
French, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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
French little bistro. Authentique home cooking

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?