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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
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Redmond, Washington
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Nanaimo, Canada
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

We enjoyed Le Café Francais. The atmosphere is cozy and service was good, maybe a tiny bit too formal for my husband's taste. We were both surprised that moules marinierre and steak frites were not on the menu but the dishes we ordered were good ~ with one exception. Their escargot with cheese and the prawn appetizer were both delicious... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

Have past this place numerous times and finally made a point to stop in on a Saturday evening. Got there early and got the last seat for the night. Recommend reservations. I had Coq Au Vin - Excellent and my husband had Duck, again - excellent. We ordered dessert and it was okay but the entree was so good we... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

Enjoyed our evening at the small but cozy little cafe. It's family run, so you have the dad cooking and son's serving the meals. All very friendly and fun. The meals were very reasonably priced. The restaurant is nothing fancy to look at, yet feels more authentic and real than some of the fine dining places we've been to.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Me and my friends visit this cute place every time in connection with the theater or any other downtown event...they are open during the Summer for lunch also..the food is wonderfully cooked by the owner/chef and served by his son.. we had never a disappointing meal...Reservations for an evening meal is highly recommended...

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Vancouver, B.C.
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised to find that ale Cafe Francais offered some of the best French food I have ever had outside of France. I took my mother for her birthday, and while I was afraid she would find the food too rich for her taste, she enjoyed three courses and raved about each one. The savoury crepes were tremendous!!!... More 

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cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this review

Thank you very much, the whole staff and myself are really happy that you had a wonderful time at le cafe francais. More 

Sedro Woolley, Washington
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162 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

Great little restaurant - well priced - good service - fantastic crepes - only thing missing was real checkered French table clothes 🍷

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Waterloo, Canada
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Service superb, food wonderful and taste was heavenly. I had the beef and my wife the mushroom crepe. My daughter had the coq au Vin, which was excellent. The peas tasted like summer and were so crisp and fresh. The chicken was perfect and the sauce also. The fries were amazing. Dessert amazing also. Merci beaucoup.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

My wife and I love French cuisine and this is one of the best we have had and we have been to France for times since 2006. I had the St. Jacques basilic with rice and vegetables and wanted more at the end of the meal. My wife had the special of the day, a crepe of chicken and pork... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

First time at this little restaurant, won't be the last. This family run restaurant is the real deal. The food was exceptional. The food prices very reasonable. Alcohol was a bit expensive, but understandable. Another reviewer stated that the restaurant was tired looking. I have to agree. There are some holes in the walls that could be patched, and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $37
Cuisine
French, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 St | 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?