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Le Cafe Francais

) #1 of 233 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” (107 reviews)
“escargot” (29 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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Reviews (332)
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61 - 70 of 332 reviews

Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We both had the filet mignon, the temp was done perfectly, and it was melt in your mouth tender. We sat outside, as the weather was great.

Thank K G
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We chose to sit outside as it was a very warm day and there was no air conditioning inside. There are only 2 tables outside on the sidewalk along a busy street. Service was friendly but not attentive as it filled to capacity very quickly...More

Thank FreedomBus
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and cosy family run restaurant . Delicious home cooked French food lists of crape dishes to choose from. Call to make booking as its a small restaurant . Duck was great, soup was authentic and chocolate moose was good too.

Thank Tan J
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Very tasty French Cuisine in this small family business Bistro. We tried the Escargots, Scallops and shrimps, Salmon+goat cheese salad, Mousse au Chocolat. Everything was fresh, tasty and at a good price/quality level. Friendly staff and service. Only the decoration and the wine list could...More

Thank HaMa121212
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Real French chef, with 2 lovely sons present a great atmosphere of a true French cuisine!! Lamb shank was really nice!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Stopped by the Le Francais restaurant this past Sat. and had a very enjoyable lunch. My wife ordered Shrimps in a cream sauce with french fries and I ordered the Ham & Cheese Sandwich with salad. Both meals were enjoyable and only cost about $22.00...More

Thank sailingman22
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant . Great food and excellent prices . If you haven't tried Le Cafe Francais give it a try !

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 26 July 2016

An unpretentious but charming café attached to a bakery. The meals are light but delicious. Then you can treat yourself to one of the cakes from the bakery, the french style macarons are fab! It is rather sweet that you go to the bakery cashier...More

Thank yellow666
Reviewed 25 July 2016

the food was wonderful the service excellent it's a fantastic journey into the French culture close to home. the music the outdoor patio seating all add to the overall satisfaction of a summer dining experiance

Thank bruce899
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We went there for a bite to eat. Saw a lot of people going by. The food was great also, and the staff were friendly. Would got back again.

Thank Giraffes17
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mason m
Bonsoir! ! Quel sont vos horaires? J'ai vu que votre restaurant est fermé le lundi. Merci d'avoir répondu à ma question! Bonne soirée! !
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
how many people can this restaurant accommodate?
15 March 2016|
Response from cafefrancaisnanaimo | Property representative |
40 personnes
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mike t
ok is there a dress code and do you need reservations. also is the escargot in garlic butter or mushroom caps?
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$ 38
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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