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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 11 March 2016

This little french restaurant made me feel like I'm in France in a little bistro. I loved the authenticity of the food. The crepes we had were just plain wonderful and the prawns as starters top notch. I loved the service by one of the sons of the French Chef. He was super friendly, personable and recommended the best wine!... More 

Thank Katja B
Nanaimo, Canada
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

A cozy little place to have wonderful french food. The atmosphere is very wonderful and most importantly the food is great ! Crepes.! MMmmm:) Its a must try in Nanaimo !

Thank Amanda P
Vancouver Island, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

This little french restaurant is run by an authentic french chef and his two sons. I must have lived in France in a previous life because every time I go there, I feel like I am at home. The food is exquisite, the chef friendly and the waiters are very charming and polite and very good at their jobs. Great... More 

Thank Ava C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

eat the lamb,eat the lamb, have the canard, eat more lamp, try cognac crepes, have a French beer called kronenberg

Thank 237palf
Nanaimo, Canada
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Le Cafe Francais is a very authentic family-style restaurant in downtown Nanaimo that would not be out of place in Normandy. We went for a family birthday and were treated as if we were family! Charming owner, very charming server (oldest son) with another son in the kitchen. I had coq au vin and opted for the home-made pommes frites... More 

Thank bazza2012016
Vancouver Island
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

We went to Le Cafe Francais last night for my birthday dinner. But we also go here for lunch on Fridays- that's the only day they are open for lunch. Always a delicious meal and great service. Seafood is a specialty and the baguette is baked fresh for the table. It's family owned and run and one of our favourite... More 

Thank Creusa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Note: The waiter is the son of the restaurant owner. He is learning lots from his father on the operation side of their family-restaurant business. My bf and I ordered the escargo with cheese, duck with red wine, beef tenderloin crepe, chicken and mushroom sauce crepe, and crepe suzette for dessert. Everything was tasty and had a nice saucy flavour... More 

Thank Jenny L
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Excellent food ,quiet atmosphere, .Now I'm a born and raised Nanaimoite .My sons a red seal chef I've been introduced to fine food.This restaurant is a gem and I just discovered it.Nanaimo may only have two maybe three fine dining establishments I think are worthy of 5 stars this is one.Don't judge this restaurant by the location the food and... More 

Thank jewels20
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

I was at Le Cafe Francais on Valentine's Day and the meal was exquisite. I would rate it much more than five start....it was definitely at 6 plus, plus.... excellent food, service, and ambience. The chef and his sons are such nice people and the chef, who is the owner, is a fantastic cook! If you haven't been to this... More 

Thank Aniela55
Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

A family Valentine's get together was held in this small, intimate gem and was the the perfect ending to a wonderful day. The service was impeccable and the food was out of this world. Their crepe's were exquisite and so was the rest of the food. I can't wait to go back and try something else. My friends and the... More 

Thank Jan S

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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, Pub, 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, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, 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?