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Modern Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, , Soups
221 Commercial St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G8, Canada
+1 250-754-5022
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (19 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Soups, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
221 Commercial St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G8, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We have had several consistent lunches here. Always high quality food. Try the burger, it is fantastic.

Thank Courtney R
Reviewed yesterday

Sunday brunch accompanied by a talented little jazz-type trio. I'm a eggs benny fanatic, and I was impressed. On recommendation of our server, I had the veggie one, hollandaise was perfection, and the eggs poached just right. I will definitely be back next time I...More

Thank Cori84
Reviewed 3 days ago

Maybe it was time of day, we were in late afternoon, told the Lunch menu is over in 5 minutes and dinner menu not available for 35 minutes, but they have a Tapas menu. We ordered 2 items What was supposed to be "Grilled" Prawns...More

Thank Lorna R
Reviewed 6 days ago

On Monday, Don and I witnessed the death of a restaurant in Nanaimo. Let me explain…. There used to be a restaurant called ‘Two Chefs”. Always full. We used to go there for breakfast on Sundays after Church and it was always full and most...More

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and service. Good food and a fair menu selection to suit most needs. Try the Nanaimo Bartini - a sweet indulgence.

Thank Winston C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met a friend for lunch first time here. Service was good and reasonable prices however the soup I had was tasteless and cool. It was cream of carrot but was also far too thick in texture. Perhaps other things on the menu may have been...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed delicious food, and great service that was paced to let us relax (i.e. we weren't rushed at all). Tables are spaced far enough apart that, although it was busy, we didn't feel like we were eating with many other people.

Thank Sheila H
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The service was great however the food, mine at least was not. I ordered an artisan salad, it was great. Crab and artichoke dip was up for debate as my husband enjoyed it I found it bland mush. The bread that came with the crab...More

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 5 May 2018

I recently had Sunday brunch at the Modern and had to return for dinner. Our table enjoyed the hot crab dip, perfect blend of flavours with tasty bread triangles. The warm spinach salad was fresh with perfectly seasoned dressing. Two of us had the Mac...More

Thank Magikisland
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Stopped by in the afternoon with friends as we were working an event at The Port Theatre and wanted a beer and maybe a bite before returning for the evening show. We'd heard this was a restaurant on the row that had decent beer as...More

Thank Glidr
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Mimi C
6 October 2015|
Response from sandraclaire | Reviewed this property |
I was just a guest you had better ask the owners. Go on their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Commercial St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-754-5022
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