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Le Cafe Francais

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153 Commercial Street | 153 COMMERCIAL STREET, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
+1 250-716-7866
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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British Columbia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant . Great food and excellent prices . If you haven't tried Le Cafe Francais give it a try !

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duncan bc
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An unpretentious but charming café attached to a bakery. The meals are light but delicious. Then you can treat yourself to one of the cakes from the bakery, the french style macarons are fab! It is rather sweet that you go to the bakery cashier and tell them what you had for lunch, how trusting.

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Thank yellow666
Nanaimo
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the food was wonderful the service excellent it's a fantastic journey into the French culture close to home. the music the outdoor patio seating all add to the overall satisfaction of a summer dining experiance

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Thank bruce899
Nanaimo, Canada
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for a bite to eat. Saw a lot of people going by. The food was great also, and the staff were friendly. Would got back again.

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Thank Giraffes17
Issaquah, Washington
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the French speaking friendly staff to the excellent food, this is a first class experience at a reasonable fine dining price. All the food was wonderful. The Chocolate Mousse was to die for, and will not be forgotten.

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Thank ckTraveler09
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant and I would recommend them to anyone who likes crepes. We stopped by for a snack on Thursday and they gave us a desert crepe with ice cream and chocolate sauce. It was perfect. If you like these, ask for a Captaincook special. Last night we came back for their seafood crepes and they were excellent.

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Thank Gregory A. C
Mississauga
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the authentic French cooking! Best fries ever - double fried. And the bread, and everything else... We live in Victoria, but we make "excuses" to come to Nanaimo, so we can come to eat here. That's how much we love it.

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My kids and I were visiting Nanaimo on vacation and followed reviews to this charming and wonderful French café. We all agreed it was absolutely the best meal we ever had! We each had a different crepe...pork, beef tenderloin, and shrimp and based upon how great everything was, we couldn't resist dessert! It's a lovely small café with just two... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Wow, we were so impressed with this place. The waiter was very knowledgeable, friendly, spot on. The food was to die for: fresh, tasty, well seasoned. We ordered some seafood for appetizer, crepes and nougat icecream. Everything was very delicious and the nougat was so good... You could tell everything was made then fresh and in house which was much... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $19
Cuisine
French, Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 Commercial Street | 153 COMMERCIAL STREET, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-716-7866
Description
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?