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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%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (77 reviews)
“escargot” (33 reviews)
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French, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
153 Commercial St | 153 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've enjoyed a few dinners at this small, unassuming restaurant and it has always been a great experience. We even did our company Christmas dinner here last year and they treated us like family. It's easy to forget how good it is because the décor...More

1  Thank Brett O
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The service and food are great. This restaurant is reasonably priced and has unique homemade French food. The seafood crepe was very filling. I would recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank IslandSurfer86
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Family came for a visit from back east. I was not expecting much but food and service were great! Great terrace experience in Nanaimo.

Thank Billy43William
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a family restaurant that has been in Nanaimo for a long time. They serve crepes and French main courses. The restaurant has pleasant old fashioned decorations, is comfortable, and the food is very good. Many loyal customers.

Thank BILL C
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This family-owned and run cafe has the charming ambience of a Parisian bistro. The menu is traditional and fairly static, but every item is a consistent taste treat. The personal attention and banter are particularly enjoyable, as is the chance to practice some of your...More

Thank ymilawd
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I don't get it. I find this restaurant adequate, but certainly not the #1 restaurant in Nanaimo. It doesn't even fit into my top 10. Riso, The Nest Bistro, Mahle House, Hilltop Bistro, Christina's on the Lake all run circles around this restaurant in decor,...More

5  Thank E-Fish99
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We came for our girls night out Christmas dinner and couldn't have picked a more perfect restaurant. The service was impeccable as we found both waiters to be charming and attentive to our every need. The atmosphere was delightful and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening....More

1  Thank Kim N
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is a cute little restaurant with humble decor. They have an amazing seafood chowder and a large variety of crepes filled with main course and dessert items. Everything is delicious but if you have health issues with cream e cautious.

Thank freedom06
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Our favorite place to go for any fun family meal. Food is awesome and filling. Family run by people who love life and what they do.

Thank nanaimo1956
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely the Best....We all had something different Escargot, (2 different preps) Onion Soup, Lamb Shank,and WONDERFUL "Crepes💖A must when visiting Lovely Nanaimo BC We are part time residents and never miss it....Going next week ..to be continued....

Thank Karen P
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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
14 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$39
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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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