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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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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (75 reviews)
“escargot” (32 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
French, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
153 Commercial St | 153 COMMERCIAL STREET, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 343 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small (10 tables), intimate restaurant run by a gentleman from Normandy, France (the chef) and his two sons. The sons are engaging, responsive and add to a wonderful atmosphere. My wife had the salmon with fresh vegetables and I had the Crepe au Vin with...More

Thank Bill M
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you again for your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently moved to Nanaimo and found this place on one of our walks. The meal and the service were great. Our waiter was very fun and engaging. We have been back another time and found the same warm welcoming experience.

Thank PatriciaHP56
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thank you so so much

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is very good and staff are extremely charming! The room is intimate but it feels like an escape to France. Enjoy the food, wine, and engage with the staff!

Thank twofiveoh65
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were influenced by trip advisor reviews to try out this cafe. It hit the button with their menu of savory crepes and French onion soup and wine (bien sur!) The family members serving were chatty and fun and the food (prepared by Le pere?)...More

Thank SuzyQdublin
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the family feeling and the welcome we always get. Foods is always great. So nice to see everyone in the family caring and building the business.

Thank Charlayne J
cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so so much

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Got talked into trying. Crepes and glad I did.Had a delicious salad first and had banana crepe for dessert.It came with rum sauce yum yum.Two of the others had the chicken crepe which came with a small salad and pommes frites. They said it was...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Good food, young waiters are the owner/chef of the restaurant and are very nice. Highly recommend. Food is consistently good and restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere

Thank Treen M
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Great food, family run, with pride in ownership. We all thoroughly enjoyed our dinner! Be sure to save room for desert.

Thank stevennstewart75
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Family restaurant: father the chef and two sons are the servers. Very friendly without being intrusive. We had crepes for the entree and for dessert. Both were delicious. The chicken crepe was creamy but just enough to impart flavor without being sloppy. Came with pommes...More

Thank RestlessFeet
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Cute little family owned and operated cafe located downtown Nanaimo. The food and service were both great. Amazing savoury crepes and fries! The chocolate mousse is a must, the best i've ever had! I will definitely be back!

Thank ranger445
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mason m
25 April 2017|
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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
15 March 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Meals
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
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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Description
French little bistro. Authentique home cooking
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