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Le Cafe Francais

153 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
(250) 716-7866
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Ranked #2 of 270 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Excellent meal at this small French bistro in Nanaimo. The chef/owner and his son made a great team in delivering a nice meal. We enjoyed getting to know both of them a little bit. Very authentic and charming place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Trendy atmosphere and modern decor can enhance a dining experience, but ultimately the cuisine and the service are what truly sets one restaurant apart from others. A quaint feel combined with the care and passion of a family establishment accentuated a fantastic meal from start to finish. We all ordered different dessert items so we could share and they were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Since discovering this gem a few years ago on a boating vacation, we always try to eat there whenever we are in Nanaimo. The food and service are superb, and the prices most reasonable.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

After winding up four great days in Victoria, BC, we drove north to Nanaimo to catch the ferry to Horseshoe Bay and the rest of our vacation in West Vancouver. I never want to be late, especially for the last run of the day. We were so early that the folks at the ferry terminal told us to come back... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Beautiful! Authentic french cuisine and atmosphere. Lovely relaxing pace. Duck,escargot, seafood and creme brûlée all fab. If we closed our eyes we could have been in Normandy..... You have to go.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Food was great! My sisters had crepes and I had the filet. Melted right there in my mouth! We could not help ourselves after seeing the table next to us have desert. The sounds coming from that table were happy sounds! I had the banana dish, not sure what my sisters had, because it was gone before I could taste... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Last week I suggested to my partner that we try Le Cafe Francais. Well we both look forward to our next visit. We have been to France and we felt like we were vacationing in Europe!!! The taste, textures , colour and smells were five star. Plus we got to practice our French. I love family run places. Continued success... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I have had great meals in the great restaurants of France. I have had great meals in the best French restaurants in Canada. And right up there with the best of them is Le Cafe Francais on Commercial Street in little old Nanaimo, B.C. Tonight my wife and I dined on a delightful Crepe Fromage (broccoli, brie cheese, and ham),... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Had 2 deserts and they were just delish! Parking was hard to get to since there were something going on down town, but if you park under the Library then it would be fine (only 1 dollar for 2 hours).

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

During our first visit to Nanaimo, we came upon this lovely little restaurant, friendly service, great food - an all around great experience.

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