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427 Fitzwilliam St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 3A9, Canada
+1 250-753-1797
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07:00 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Oak Bay, Canada
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Boccaccio serves excellent coffee and wonderful baked goods. Their soups are delicious and inventive. Staff are friendly and efficient.

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Thank Linda H
Nanaimo, Canada
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A wonderfully eclectic little cafe with the sweetest young ladies serving up freshly brewed delicious beverages, yummy eats and sweet treats. I love stopping by for a large Cafe Mocha to enjoy my beverage, people watch and to enjoy the owner's awesome art, which you can purchase as well. One of the must see, must go to places in Nanaimo's... More 

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Thank Alicia M
Weyburn, Canada
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170 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place was recommended to us as having the best Nanaimo bars amid the many, many places that serve them. I don't have much to compare them with, but they were certainly delicious and it was interesting that there were several flavors of them. I didn't know before that they could have different flavors. The cafe is very, very small... More 

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Thank blkWeyburn
Washington, New Jersey
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

On our cruise we stopped in Nanaimo and heard about the famous Nanaimo Bars, so I had to find and try one. One of the Nanaimo greeters gave me a brochure of all the places in Nanaimo that sell them. Of the 34 selections I picked the Bocca Cafe. There was a line and people were buying LOTS of these... More 

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Thank Maria C
Melbourne, Australia
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178 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We dropped in for breakfast in this little cafe in the old quarter of Nanaimo. Quirky with good breakfast selection. We settled for Green Eggs with Ham which was a bagel - several choices with egg, ham, salad and pesto. Delicious and a mug of coffee. Great spot.

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Thank Nan90
Victoria, Canada
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Ok! That is the best Nanaimo Bar I've ever tried. The place is located at the old/arts district, which is really cool. They have different flavors of Nanaimo Bar, but I tried the traditional one. It is curious that this place is not in the Nanaimo Bar route (a city map showing a Nanaimo Bar trail around town) because it... More 

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Thank Jaluks
BC, Canada
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132 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We come here for the carrot cake. It is a cozy place, with arty decor, in a really funky part of Nanaimo, and it serves good coffee. Did I mention the carrot cake? It is a very popular place for lunch and snacks, don't be surprised if you have to wait 5-10 minutes in line before ordering. The staff has... More 

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Thank Richard M
Melbourne, Australia
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215 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Went for a sandwich for lunch. They were sold out of Nanaimo Bars, but the salted caramel one wasn't bad. This place has too much of a vegan atmosphere for my liking.

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Thank TravelDooey
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Best Nanaimo Bar I have had and my friend who lives in Nanaimo says the same...I got a chicken sandwich and felt it was mostly bread and the bread was too thick- ended up throwing one piece of bread away (and I love bread)- it is a cute little place with local art and ambiance- hope they work on the... More 

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Thank crg505
Brisbane, Australia
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here to try a nanaimo bar. They only had the peanut butter one, but it was labour day and they explained they weren't getting any regular ones until lunch. Peanut Butter one was really tasty. They were friendly, had a bathroom and was cheapish cafe. Would go there again, it seemed popular.

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Thank Donanap

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 18:00
Thursday
07:00 - 18:00
Friday
07:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 427 Fitzwilliam St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 3A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-753-1797

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