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Le Cafe Francais

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153 Commercial St | 153 COMMERCIAL STREET, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
+1 250-716-7866
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Timbuktu, Mali
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

French, It was an unusual choice for me. Small hardly noticed place. Very reasonable. We really enjoyed it, Coc Au Vin. Just chicken but very nice and different from the usual fare at typical Canadian or American place. Menu was not large, but there was plenty of choice. the Crepe's looked good. The Crepe Suzette was very nice. I will... More 

Thank John M
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food, great service. Always delicious! And the fries are so delicious. Lets not forget about the crème brulee for desert

Thank Suzanne F
Nanaimo, Canada
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice atmosphere and very good food. Good French restaurants are hard to find and this one is a gem. A few tables outside but restaurant is not very large which adds to the ambiance. You feel like you are in France.

Thank Mary L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Authentic French cuisine where the staff speaks the language and has that old world respect for fine dining. Our food was divine, the baguettes amazing (could have just ate bread), dessert perfect. The service was impeccable and I immediately told people about this place. I've walked by and thought meh another crepe shop but no this is a true gem... More 

Thank Wetcoastwellies
Punta Gorda, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both had the filet mignon, the temp was done perfectly, and it was melt in your mouth tender. We sat outside, as the weather was great.

Thank K G
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to sit outside as it was a very warm day and there was no air conditioning inside. There are only 2 tables outside on the sidewalk along a busy street. Service was friendly but not attentive as it filled to capacity very quickly and there did not seem to be enough servers. The menu is mostly crepes which... More 

Thank FreedomBus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly and cosy family run restaurant . Delicious home cooked French food lists of crape dishes to choose from. Call to make booking as its a small restaurant . Duck was great, soup was authentic and chocolate moose was good too.

Thank Tan J
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very tasty French Cuisine in this small family business Bistro. We tried the Escargots, Scallops and shrimps, Salmon+goat cheese salad, Mousse au Chocolat. Everything was fresh, tasty and at a good price/quality level. Friendly staff and service. Only the decoration and the wine list could be upgraded a bit.

Thank HaMa121212
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Real French chef, with 2 lovely sons present a great atmosphere of a true French cuisine!! Lamb shank was really nice!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Daniel B
British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by the Le Francais restaurant this past Sat. and had a very enjoyable lunch. My wife ordered Shrimps in a cream sauce with french fries and I ordered the Ham & Cheese Sandwich with salad. Both meals were enjoyable and only cost about $22.00 plus tip.

Thank sailingman22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $19
French, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 Commercial St | 153 COMMERCIAL STREET, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-716-7866
French little bistro. Authentique home cooking

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