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Le Cafe Francais

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153 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
+1 250-716-7866
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Romantic Anniversary Dinner

My beautiful wife and I recently went to Le Cafe Francais for our anniversary dinner. We've been there before (long time ago) so decided it was time to go back. Read some recent Tripadvisor reviews and gave it a go. We were not disappointed. It was a very hot summer evening, so sat outside. It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Islandguy57
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Nanaimo, BC
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Nanaimo, BC
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My beautiful wife and I recently went to Le Cafe Francais for our anniversary dinner. We've been there before (long time ago) so decided it was time to go back. Read some recent Tripadvisor reviews and gave it a go. We were not disappointed. It was a very hot summer evening, so sat outside. It's really very quaint. Only 2... More 

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Nanaimo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent service with a delightful menu .i am a fan of crepes and my wife loves the French fries. This is a family owner and operated venue. Dad cooks and the sons are waiters .

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Vancouver
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It's very difficult to find service and food with heart in Nanaimo. This great Father and Son team deliver both. A very tempting menu and reasonable prices. Everything is prepared fresh to order and our meal of incredibly tender Escargots and Duck Crepes was thoroughly enjoyed. Dessert menu is very decadent, alas, we had no room. Next time!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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182 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I askew all places French because they are too expensive and too pretentious. Not this place. Chef owned; his son Peter handling the front and those needing to speak English. Crepes amazing and all $10 to $19, lamb shank at $22 was one of my best dining investments. The place looks humble from the outside, but the food is proudly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in to DT Naniamo and walked mainstreet looking for lunch. This little place is a golden find!!! Great Food and friendly hometown service. Both of us rated our foI'd as an 11 out of 10!

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Food is exceptional. We group of 3 ordered a beef crepe, duck leg, seafood bowl and another escargot as app. 5 star food. Chocolate mousse taste great too but a bit too soft, so just might be a different way of making it? Location is convenient too, downtown central area and very close to the hotels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Always exceptional service and food! Love love love this place ❤ The hot baguettes are amazing! True authentic French cuisine at its finest

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Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I live in Vic but this place is one of my favorite spots on the entire Island. I love love love crepes and escargot so one could say my opinion is a bit biased because they do both amazingly. The staff is super friendly and the chef even usually comes out to make sure we enjoyed our meals. I love... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Incredible food, caring staff and an amazing atmosphere, this little cafe keeps surprising me. With his new outside patio, I know where to go on a sunny day in nanaimo. Ive been there a couple times and Im excited to visit again. Thanks for this delicious food. Everybody should have a taste of this awesome French cuisine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

After visiting Nanaimo many times we finally dined at the wonderful French restaurant . We liked the the food so much that we went back 2 nights in a row The owner and his son were wonderful We certainly will dine there again during our next visit to Nanaimo. A great selection of wine and authentic plastic table cloths, just... More 

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Additional Information about Le Cafe Francais

Address: 153 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-716-7866
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 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

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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