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Le Cafe Francais

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153 Commercial St | 153 COMMERCIAL STREET, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
+1 250-716-7866
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We walked into this restaurant without any review but was looking for a place to eat on a Tues night after walking around downtown. It is a small restaurant with not many customer when we walked in. The atmosphere is relaxing and cosy. The waiters spoke French (I was a bit surprise). Baguette was warm and nice. Many interesting choices... More 

Thank tokkibunnie
Vancouver, Canada
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198 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Resisting breads? Dont resist on this bread choice as it is simply worth it. Enjoyed a wonderful crepe with french fries and a small lettuce salad. Also, didnt resist a dessert choice. There is a time to break all your rules and this restaurant is the one. The family run business is simple yes, but you feel welcome and dietary... More 

Thank vekel
Timbuktu, Mali
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

French, It was an unusual choice for me. Small hardly noticed place. Very reasonable. We really enjoyed it, Coc Au Vin. Just chicken but very nice and different from the usual fare at typical Canadian or American place. Menu was not large, but there was plenty of choice. the Crepe's looked good. The Crepe Suzette was very nice. I will... More 

Thank John M
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great food, great service. Always delicious! And the fries are so delicious. Lets not forget about the crème brulee for desert

Thank Suzanne F
Nanaimo, Canada
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nice atmosphere and very good food. Good French restaurants are hard to find and this one is a gem. A few tables outside but restaurant is not very large which adds to the ambiance. You feel like you are in France.

Thank Mary L
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Authentic French cuisine where the staff speaks the language and has that old world respect for fine dining. Our food was divine, the baguettes amazing (could have just ate bread), dessert perfect. The service was impeccable and I immediately told people about this place. I've walked by and thought meh another crepe shop but no this is a true gem... More 

Thank Wetcoastwellies
Punta Gorda, FL
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We both had the filet mignon, the temp was done perfectly, and it was melt in your mouth tender. We sat outside, as the weather was great.

Thank K G
Scottsdale, Arizona
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302 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We chose to sit outside as it was a very warm day and there was no air conditioning inside. There are only 2 tables outside on the sidewalk along a busy street. Service was friendly but not attentive as it filled to capacity very quickly and there did not seem to be enough servers. The menu is mostly crepes which... More 

Thank FreedomBus
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1 review
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and cosy family run restaurant . Delicious home cooked French food lists of crape dishes to choose from. Call to make booking as its a small restaurant . Duck was great, soup was authentic and chocolate moose was good too.

Thank Tan J
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Very tasty French Cuisine in this small family business Bistro. We tried the Escargots, Scallops and shrimps, Salmon+goat cheese salad, Mousse au Chocolat. Everything was fresh, tasty and at a good price/quality level. Friendly staff and service. Only the decoration and the wine list could be upgraded a bit.

Thank HaMa121212

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$37
French, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
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
French little bistro. Authentique home cooking

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