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Le Cafe Francais

153 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
(250) 716-7866
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Ranked #3 of 269 restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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 reviews 3 reviews
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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
1 review
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Nanaimo, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Their menu is mainly crepes, but they also do seafood and other dishes. Everything is prepared to order and nicely presented. The service is friendly and helpful. Aside from a daily special crepe, their menu is the same year-round. There is a good selection of wine, a couple available by the glass, and a well-chosen selection of French wines by... More

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Fortaleza, CE
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have visited Nanaimo with my family and had the opportunity to have lunch at "Le Café Français"; we didn't know the place, but our choice proved to be the right one. Excellent food, very good service, Gilles (owner and Chef) runs a quality service. If you like good food, and French cuisine, go to "Le Café Français" when in... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Read the reviews so was expecting a great experience. The food was very average. Had the French onion soup that was far too oily. Main course came with a side of veggies, six over steamed sugar snap peas and a sliver of broccoli, though my husband did enjoy his Coquille St. Jacques. $2 for a roll of hot bread, yummy... More

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