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Real Food

Wesley Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
250.741.0004
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Ranked #36 of 269 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Eclectic
Most recent review
- Sep 3, 2014
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English first
Vancouver Island, BC
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Love this cafe for their great lunches and ambience. Service is excellent (great idea to let you try each soup when you enter) and their fun magazines always encourage great conversations. Can't wait to go back again.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Love it ,love it,love it......I've had the meat loaf sandwich twice .....once with soup and once with salad . The first time the meatloaf had just come out of the oven. Med salad ....really good ...real food , real flavour. I'll come back again and again.

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband I stumbled upon this restaurant 2 weeks ago, while visiting the island. The food was amazing, atmosphere very friendly. We sampled soup, ate a fantastic meal and had the best Nanaimo Cake possible. We are sorry we do not live close enough to eat there often. thanks so much Ray & Karen Medicine Hat, Alberta

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is a little surprise waiting for you in the Old City Quarter that will knock you out. Fresh and tasty food that is prepared with care by the owners. I have eaten here numerous times and have never been disappointed. Try the amazing soups or go for a fresh hot lunch

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Edmonton
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My husband's uncle is a regular here and took us out for lunch during a recent visit to Nanaimo. The owners were very personable and greeted him and his wife by name when we came in. They offer four different varieties of homemade soup each day and you can ask for samples of each of the soups in a shot... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

If you have any allergy's and need to change anything it will cost you a fortune. Owners are not accommodating at all. I am not sure why they opened this place because they complain about the hours and being with each other 24/7 all the time. Seriously we aren't interested in spending money to here your misery.

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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We were drawn in by the sign, real food and then we had the chance ot "taste" all four of the soups in shot glasses. Hard to pick just one and you don't have to as they have an option for a three soup sampler. We went for the chicken and curry vegetable soup with rice and a grilled seafood... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The food here is so original, tasty and full of magic little touches, like the words "Real Food" spelling on top of my squash soup in sour cream. I love that I can eat here and know it's all fresh and geared towards being healthy! It's one of my fave places to eat! :)

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Vancouver
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This modern spin on the old fashioned luncheonette features simple fare done in spectacular fashion. Everything is prepared as if the chef's life depended on it, which may be the highest praise one can give. The Wild Salmon sandwich is perhaps the best I've ever tasted. With price points comparable to a Tim Hortons, it's amazing that people aren't lined... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

A simple eatery in Nanaimo's old quarter with exceptional home cooked food. No prepackaged stuff here. The soups are awesome. Prices are very reasonable.

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