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Thirsty Camel Cafe - CLOSED

14 Victoria Cres, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5B8, Canada
+1 250-753-9313
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
May 4, 2016
“Great little lunch spot”
Apr 28, 2016
“Falafel lunch”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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14 Victoria Cres, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5B8, Canada
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1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed May 4, 2016

We just had our first visit to The Thirsty Camel and really enjoyed it. We both had falafel ~ with a choice of mild, medium or hot ~ and it was delicious, but there's an extensive menu of interesting dishes to try next time we...More

1  Thank TheJets0ns
Reviewed April 28, 2016

This place has the best falafels in Nanaimo.when we crave these little balls of wonder we head here.WE always order the falafel plate then add 6 more balls and split it....mmm.Growing up in Van there are tons of Falafel joints but here ths is it...More

Thank 40Dean
Reviewed April 28, 2016

Cosy cafe with reasonable prices. Great falafel. Try the lavender cookie! Food can be taken to go. There is some outdoor seating. Clean bathroom.

1  Thank kinx81
Reviewed December 10, 2015

Great Turkish coffee, I found the soup to be uninteresting but a good selection of salads and sandwiches. i was tempted by the baklava but managed to resist! Very casual.

Thank 29carfrae
Reviewed November 11, 2015

This eatery buzzes with welcoming vibes and an array of healthy yummy dishes!! Sitting inside or enjoying an outside munch adds to the fun!

1  Thank kary L
Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

The food is really well prepared with fresh ingredients and the falafels were outstanding. It's pretty small inside but has some outside seating as well. Lots of interesting stuff to read and really friendly staff. Will go there again!

Thank MartinaReinius
Reviewed July 31, 2015

Quaint little restaurant. Unique, hidden gem. Great service, welcoming and efficient. Mediterranean food with flare. I have been there before. First time hauling my husband there for a pita. We certainly will be back.

Thank irish_elfin
Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Came here for the first time today and we were not disappointed. We shared the Falafel Platter and everything was super fresh and delicious. Friendly service too

Thank bt9988
Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Fresh and tasty. Small space so if you like your elbow room visit at off peak times. I will be returning.

Thank cwbyjnks
Reviewed July 6, 2015

I ate there for the first time on an extremely hot day. The food was delicious. I thought the falafels, hummus and tahini sauce were extremely tasty, possibly better than many others I've tried. However, I'm not sure if I will try this restaurant again....More

1  Thank WenNan12
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$4 - $16
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Victoria Cres, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5B8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-753-9313
  • E-mail
Description
The Thirsty Camel is a funky eatery, where everything is prepared in house from whole ingredients. Falafel made fresh to order, free range chicken grilled to order, hummus and tahini made fresh daily, etc... alternative and organic drinks in the fridge. Plenty of vegan and vegetarian options, and catering to food allergies, just make sure to inform the staff. Accepts Bitcoin and has a Bitcoin ATM.
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