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Le Cafe Francais

153 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
+1 250-716-7866
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Ranked #4 of 277 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I was so happy that we stumbled across this restaurant by accident. The food is authentic french cuisine with EVERYTHING made from scratch. We had dinner there every night during our stay and tried a different items from the menu and found it difficult to pick our favourite dishes as they were ALL good. This is the first time I've... More

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Courtenay, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The food was very good, service was efficient and quick. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to family and friends. The only complaint, the portions are small, you may leave feeling hungry.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I don't know how often I have stayed in Nanaimo on business, but always eaten at the hotel restaurant. Little did I realize a short block walk into town and you find Commercial which has a series of little restaurants along it. One if these is Le Café Francais. I really like French food from the standard steak frites to... More

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

... wonderful food, excellent service, we make a point of stopping in whenever we go up island. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, the chef is the owner and the waiter is his son! If you want to practice your French, both are more than happy to indulge. In our last visit I was determined to save room for the... More

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Cranbrook, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Amazing and authentic French cuisine. The service was very quick and efficient. The chef came out and chatted with us and told us how he ended up in Nanaimo. Great character! Such a treasure for Nanaimo!

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Close to several downtown hotel is Le Cafe Francais. A family run little French cuisine resturant near the yacht club. The cheff/owner created a crepe for lunch that brought me back to Normandy. As I was their first customer for lunch, I had a chance to chat with the two sons that act as hosts and waiters. The family came... More

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Seattle, WA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Being in Nanaimo, we expected a French country style meal and not haute cuisine. We were not disappointed with the atmosphere - checkered oil tablecloths and paper napkins were the order of the day. Ordered the seafood soup that was rich, full of mussels and other unidentifiable seafood, that was delicious and the best part of the meal. Noted that... More

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cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this review

I usually do not respond to these, but I feel I must answer you. Firstly I would like to inform you that Montreal is not in France, hahaha. When I look at all your reviews on tripadvisor I realize that nothing can please you, so I commend your wife. My restaurant is called The French Cafe, not The French Castle.... More

Nanaimo
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

We've never been disappointed here. Excellent food, well prepared, friendly folks serving. Best on a warm summer morning when you can eat outside. Prices are reasonable.

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Excellent meal at this small French bistro in Nanaimo. The chef/owner and his son made a great team in delivering a nice meal. We enjoyed getting to know both of them a little bit. Very authentic and charming place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Trendy atmosphere and modern decor can enhance a dining experience, but ultimately the cuisine and the service are what truly sets one restaurant apart from others. A quaint feel combined with the care and passion of a family establishment accentuated a fantastic meal from start to finish. We all ordered different dessert items so we could share and they were... 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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