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Gabriel's Gourmet Cafe

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Vegetarian, Fusion, Soups
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39 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G3, Canada
1(250) 714-0271
Today
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Several repeat visits.

You order at a counter and the food is brought to you. You can see the food being freshly prepared. I am a meat eater and tried their vegetarian burger and loved it. Between my wife and myself, I don't think there has been a dish we haven't enjoyed and the prices are good too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2014
Michael B
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Try the coconut milk pancakes and the oyster mushroom omelette. Kids menu too. All the food is sourced within 100km, very sustainable!

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Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Easily my favourite breakfast place. The food is fresh, local and amazing and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Gabriel has done it right, and come a long way with the opening of his new and improved space. The only thing I wish is that there were some plugins for my laptop so I could stay a little longer.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

All the breakfasts on their menu are $10.00 and they specialize in fresh, local, sustainable ingredients. I've had several items there and have never had a bad meal. It's my "go to" place for breakfast in Nanaimo and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. You order at the counter, the coffee mugs are oversized and the food is... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The coconut pancakes are amazing, the eggs Benny is delicious. I've tried everything on the menu and have loved every dish. I come to Gabriels atleast 1 to 2 times a week and never leave disappointed. I'm very picky about what I like but can't help but love the food here every time I come for lunch or breakfast. Highly... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

You order at a counter and the food is brought to you. You can see the food being freshly prepared. I am a meat eater and tried their vegetarian burger and loved it. Between my wife and myself, I don't think there has been a dish we haven't enjoyed and the prices are good too!

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Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The menu looked promising and original, I was hoping for a tasty lunch. The prices seemed to be on the high side with a sandwich with no side hitting the $9 mark but we figured let's give it a chance to live up to the price. My partner had the lemon grass beef sandwich and I had the hot and... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I've seen the good reviews and heard good comments about Gabriel's so we decided to give them a try. They are located in the old Danforth Grill location and the restaurant is nicely decorated and well laid out. There are good aromas filling the room. There is a wall where the establishment grows their own fresh herbs. A nice feature... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

High quality, tasty original food! Fills a hole with great tastes. Really nice environment and friendly staff as well. Highly recommended lunch spot.

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Nanaimo, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

everything that is served is delicious. I love everything about this place and will remain a loyal customer for as long as I am in Nanaimo. Gabriel's redefines gourmet.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I more than enjoyed the curry rice bowl that I ate when my family visited for lunch. I was hard pressed between the curry and the butter chicken so I will have to go back a second time. It deserves the 5 out of 5. I would eat here again. The prices are pretty deadly too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: 1(250) 714-0271

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 9
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Fusion, Soups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?