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Le Cafe Francais

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%
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“crepes” (78 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 30 September 2017

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 October 2017

Thank you

Reviewed 24 September 2017

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 30 September 2017

Thank you so much

Reviewed 20 September 2017

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 30 September 2017

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
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Best French Restaurant in Nanaimo Escargot!!!! Filet mignon !!!! Wines !!! They have it all . Service...👍 Only one big disappointment... Not open for lunch anymore

1  Thank Marcel C
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great environment! You know, food is not only the taste and flavours . Good friends company and a very good and fun service makes a huge difference We have tried 3 different crepes and one appetizer and we could not discern which one was better....More

2  Thank NorbiCoquitlam
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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
15 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$40
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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French little bistro. Authentique home cooking
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