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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
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 38
    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
The Nanaimo arrondisment

Feels like stepping into a trendy Paris bistro. Low key, charming interior and wonderful French food made by a French chef from a French chef family background. One of my favourite places.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Frankie D
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Nanaimo, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Nanaimo, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Feels like stepping into a trendy Paris bistro. Low key, charming interior and wonderful French food made by a French chef from a French chef family background. One of my favourite places.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had the Canard Cognac and it was so tender, sauce was amazing. The escargot appetizer was divine. This is authentic French cuisine done right. Service was very good, they made you feel welcome, and they were very charming young gentlemen. I would definitely go back again. Merci beaucoup Chef!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Authentic french cuisine and delicious food. Good service and intimate atmosphere. Always enjoy our meal.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

small restaurant on commercial street - call ahead for a table. Everything authentic prepared by a French chef and made from scratch

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The crepes were very good but they were served with French Fries.....ew! A plain old salad would have been much better!

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Nanaimo, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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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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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  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 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
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
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?