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Le Cafe Francais

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153 Commercial Street | 153 COMMERCIAL STREET, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
+1 250-716-7866
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Description: French little bistro. Authentique home cooking

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  • 164
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  • 43
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  • 7
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  • 3
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of those OMG Places

I don't regret missing the ferry anymore. Fantastic food. Friendly staff and excellent Envirinment. Highly recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ali A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't regret missing the ferry anymore. Fantastic food. Friendly staff and excellent Envirinment. Highly recommended

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Thank Ali A
Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The French Cafe in Nanaimo offers carefully prepared food, in a small but pleasant environment where the background music does not interfere with the conversation at your table. It was a pleasure to eat seafood cooked to perfection, a very good salad and enjoy a genuine creme brulee. The Chef and his son offer courteous and timely service. The bread... More 

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Thank augusto666
Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our wedding anniversary, we wanted something different and serving food I wouldn't normally cook at home but we didn't feel like going somewhere posh. This restaurant really fit the bill. Cosy, unpretentious, a family-run enterprise where the ambiance is great and the food delicious.

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Thank whirleybennett
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner has a love for French food, developed from many visits to Montreal. This was my first experience eating authentic French food. I can only say that the food is delicious, the atmosphere cosy, and the service incredible. So what are you waiting for? Go, now. Shut down your computer and go eat and have fun!

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Thank Kiltie5
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Le Cafe Francais is always delicious. You could order anything on the menu and feel safe that it will be amazing.

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Thank NicoleAJM
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I have been here a number of times, in groups and with a friend. The family run, & staffed, restaurant has heart, aims to please & succeeds whole heartedly. Fabulous French cuisine and the assurance to take your time and savour their foods presented with pride. Great menu.... Feels like you could be dining in a small restaurant in France... More 

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Thank Doe1390
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

A well balanced mix of rustic sophistication and subtle elegance. World-class cuisine at its best. Excellent service.

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Thank CEB4Biomedx
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Recently I had the pleasure of going to Le Café Francais in Nanaimo for the first time. As you enter the modest sized restaurant, you see the many diplomas of culinary training gained in the owner's native Normandy. He has also been awarded certificates of excellence, including one from Tripadvisor. The meal was excellent! I began with a bowl of... More 

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Thank Denis St. C
Port Coquitlam, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

On a walkabout through the city streets we passed by the front of this restaurant and felt we had to explore what we saw within. Not only were we not disappointed but we will mark this establishment as a go to destination for all our friends and family. My husband is not easily impressed but his plate was empty before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

A cute little french restaurant - the food is amazing! Everyone enjoyed their meal - even the kids. There is no specific kids menu but they do provide a "kids special". My kids loved it. Great service too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 153 Commercial Street | 153 COMMERCIAL STREET, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-716-7866

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

French little bistro. Authentique home cooking
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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