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427 Fitzwilliam St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 3A9, Canada
+1 250-753-1797
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good50%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“soups” (6 reviews)
“scones” (4 reviews)
“frittata” (3 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
427 Fitzwilliam St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 3A9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I enjoy meeting with friends and colleagues here for lunch. The selection is always decent and the flavours great! Even the teas are good!

Thank Tara T
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing Nanaimo bars! This cafe is located in the cute Old city quarter. The atmosphere is pleasant, and there are many choices for goodies and breakfast/lunch foods. The service was alright, and my bagel was burned, but the Nanaimo bar was amazing! I would definitely...More

Thank marysia7
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Bocca is a cute and charming corner restaurant with plenty of seating both inside and out. I'm a Nanaimo bar junkie so just had to head to Bocca when I heard they served up ones of the Gluten Free variety. They were super tasty, not...More

2  Thank CanadianMum
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Boccas is one of the few places I frequent several times per month. The baked goods and coffee are great. Have a lot of selection at reasonable prices and nice place to sit and chat with friends.

Thank Andre L
Reviewed 7 February 2018

I hate to admit it, but I am Bocca several times every week for a scone for breakfast. They are by far the best I have ever had. When feeling adventurous I will get a muffin or one of the most decadent brownies you'll ever...More

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We met a colleague for a meeting at Bocca. The place has a bohemian vibe and looks like a drop in for lots of people in the old shopping districts in Nanaimo. The coffees were good. Water was free. A very relaxed place to meet....More

Thank Marty911
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The best butter tarts in town. Thick and delicious. At 10:45 in the moring it is still warm from the oven . Lots of other treats to choose from . All honestly good food and local Naniamo atmosphere.

Thank Scott L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I made a quick stop in Nanaimo while travelling and stopped into Bocca, I got the salted caramel nanaimo bar and it was hands down the best thing I've ever eaten! Totally worth the detour to go there if you can!

Thank KathrynTO22
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Found this small cafe full of locals having lunch. Ventured in and found they served all the health foods and huge range of delicious looking cakes, muffins and slices. We had a very delicious lunch served with terrific coffee. The staff were very friendly and...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Sometimes it's rare to find health, delicious and great value. Portions are size huge. The peanut butter Nanaimo Bar and hot chocolate is amazing. Everything else looked yummy too. Lots of vegan options. Quirky seating area inside and out. A must stop while in Nanaimo.

Thank GuiWong
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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