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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
A little bit of France - Without the attitude

We have been to this little restaurant many times and have always enjoyed the great food and delightful atmosphere. The food is consistently delicious as the owner is the chef and his many years of experience shine through in his creations. The family works in the restaurant and they along with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Murray M
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We have been to this little restaurant many times and have always enjoyed the great food and delightful atmosphere. The food is consistently delicious as the owner is the chef and his many years of experience shine through in his creations. The family works in the restaurant and they along with the other staff are exceptional. This restaurant is centrally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I had the pleasure of eating here on a Friday night in February. I had the escargot to start, followed by the duck as my main course. Then capped off this delightful meal with one of the beat creme Brules I have ever had. The entire meal was exceptional and pleasing to all senses. The waiter that evening was the... More 

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Gabriola Island, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We were heading to a show at the Port Theatre & needed somewhere close by for dinner. After reading all the reviews we decided to try it for dinner. We each had the dinner special which was seafood in a tomato cream sauce with frites & salad. It was one of the best meals we've had in a while. The... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Wife and I went for dinner and we both ordered the evening special, a salmon crepe with a fabulous cream sauce. As others have said, it is an intiment spot with very capable French owners performing all functions. The Crepe Suzette desert was a real treat. I am looking forward to returning . . .often! Excellent value.

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Oakville, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a quaint little restaurant, tucked in the heart of downtown Nanaimo. A very cozy atmosphere aptly garnished with a chef and waiter from France. Both take pride and pleasure in ensuring that your dining experience is superb and you leave satisfied. The chef took the time to describe how he cooks the three choices that I narrowed down....and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Everything you could ever want in a crepe and more! Delicious, authentic French food paired with a friendly and accommodating staff. Absolutely recommend!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Yes, be delighted by the culinary expertise, and delicious dishes offered at this romantic, rustic eatery. Bring a friend, guests or enjoy a quiet meal alone; you will not be disappointed!

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Nanaimo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Rustic and authentic. The decor could be updated just a bit, but you will forget about that immediately once you taste the food! Do not try to stick to your diet! In true French fashion, butter and real cream are used liberally. The owners and servers are French and welcome you very warmly. The crepes are to die for. A... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been there several times and have never been disappointed. Lovely Father/Son business. I would not hesitate to recommend.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Delicious food, wonderful family run place. Great service. Choices for vegetarians. Crepes are excellent.

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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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, 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?