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2 Chefs Affair

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123B Commercial St, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
(250) 591-4656
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great spot for lunch

An interesting and diverse menu with something for everyone. A cosy little cafe in the heart of the city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
Evelyn H
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

An interesting and diverse menu with something for everyone. A cosy little cafe in the heart of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

This is our when in Nanaimo MUST GO! Always get the eggs Benedict so delicious! They nailed it for sure. Best hollandaise (and that's not an easy thing) If your one of the lucky ones to get them get a dessert - their pies are unbelievable!

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I've been here half a dozen times in the last few years and always had great food. The portions could be a little more generous for the prices charged, though. I see that their 'take away' prepared options have really expanded, though I haven't tried any yet. I personally love sitting on a stool at the bar in the front... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A first rate eggs benedict doesn’t come easily, but if you can get your hands on one, there is nothing better! This benny is topped with house made hollandaise sauce and served with herbed shredded hash browns, a side of fresh tomato sauce. If you are lucky, they sometimes feature a smoked salmon lox version of this classic breakfast dish.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is a tremendous breakfast and lunch spot with fresh food, a nice range of options from superb soup specials, inventive salads, great sandwiches, pasta and daily lunch special (often a risotto dish). Their eggs benedict and french toast brunch items are divine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Decent portions, taste was stellar, and the place was booming busy. Filling food and it is different, rustic, and creative, making it seperate and much nicer from your typical Ricky's Restaurant. The only downside; realized I could make the quinoa dish at home for much cheaper. Pricing is decent regardless. Most favourite part: the European style service, which is much... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Maybe I ordered the wrong thing but the food was just alright. I ordered a sandwich and it was ok could have been bigger for the price. My husbands salad was ok. Nothing horrible but really nothing spectacular either. So probably won't go back or if we do maybe try breakfast instead.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Amazing food, friendly service, watch the chef create your meal as they are in the same room as you. Seating is very limited I would say to 30 people. Popular downtown eatery for breakfasts and lunches. Yes you can pre order and take out. Don't forget their desserts which are delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I had the Quinoa Porridge and it was great! The service was pretty good despite how busy it was. I will definitely be returning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Small and cozy for Breakfast and lunch. The soups are outstanding, eggs bennies are outstanding. The pastries are beyond amazing. Get there early or you won't get a seat. The two chefs are friendly and genuine in their interest of their customers being satisfied with their dining experience. They also do catering.

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Address: 123B Commercial St, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: (250) 591-4656
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
Cuisine: Contemporary

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  • Address: 123B Commercial St, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: (250) 591-4656

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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