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Modern Cafe

221 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G8, Canada
250-754-5022
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Ranked #60 of 274 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Western part
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for a late meal. They said they had "only" appetizers, but what great appetizers they were. Atmosphere, location, ambiance, service, and food were all great.

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Powell River, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Good fish and chips. They have an outdoor seating area but it was raining that day so we sat inside. Service that day was not great - the waitress spilled a jug of water on one of us. She wiped up the floor and table top but gave no help to the one who got drenched. Others at the table... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stopped in for breakfast on a Sunday. We were pleasantly surprised with the smoked salmon eggs benny. The best ever! I would return to Nanaimo just to order this again.

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Tucson, Arizona
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177 reviews 177 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Stopped here after trekking all over town during a stopover from an Alaskan cruise. There was a table available outside on the sidewalk and the weather was perfect so we sat down. Moments later our drink order was taken by a friendly waitress and we looked at the menu. There seemed to be a fair amount of local 'lunch' crowd... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We came in here for a drink and had a couple of lovely pints of excellent craft beer with excellent service from a friendly bar tender. On the basis of that we decided to come back later to eat and overall were a little disappointed. Partly this was my fault, I decided to go for mac and cheese on the... More

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Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Just had lunch with a group of lunch colleagues - we all really liked our meals: fresh, lots of guilty pleasures (good fries, great sandwich buns, smoked meat) and healthy choices too - salads, vegetarian options. We were in a rush and they worked hard to accommodate us with great style and warmth. I am surprised this restaurant doesn't rank... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Food: Their Bengal Prawn Linguine is such an amazing dish. I would highly recommend it. $14/entree average, however, the Linguine is $18+. Atmosphere: nice patio in the summer. Inside is very spacious. Service: used to be better. I give service a 2/5. Would I go back? One of my favourite places in town, I'll definitely be back.

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Auburn, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had dinner outside at 10PM and it was still a full house. the food was very good, service was EXCELLENT!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Wife got sick and I was disappointed with small portions, way to much garlic and dry/burnt chicken. We had a great experience last April when we came so I'm not sure what happened? Maybe there was a different cook on shift for the night we attended

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

During my summer break in BC, I spent a day in Nanaimo with my family and happened to have dinner at the Modern Café. It was a hot day, hence we decided to have it in the patio. The table was scruffy and the waitress hardly managed to clean it with a dirty rag. We ordered a burger and two... More

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Additional Information about Modern Cafe

Address: 221 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G8, Canada
Phone Number: 250-754-5022
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
Cuisine: American

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