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“Delightful!”
Review of Le Cafe Francais

Le Cafe Francais
Ranked #3 of 321 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $39
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: French little bistro. Authentique home cooking
Nanaimo
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delightful!”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

This restaurant is just adorable. It's so authentic, the chef and server speak to one another in French, and the food is really tasty. Great sandwiches, really good salad and soup too, and really reasonable prices. It makes me really happy when I see this place busy, they deserve good business!

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank S_Emerald
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  • English first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
697 reviews
489 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
“Good on Commercial St.”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

4 for lunch on Saturday. Got the last open table. Small restaurant, good friendly service, clean washrooms. Order of two Croquet Monsieur, a Baguette Au Vin and a Baguette Veggie. Croquet came with a small bowl of soup of the day (chicken/rice) and bread slice. Soup was delicious. The Baguette Au Vin (chicken base) got rave reviews for flavor and size. The veggie baguette was also a hit. The baguettes were fresh and tasty. All the dishes were served with decent French Fries and a small salad with the baguettes. The cafe has a liquor license with a small selection of beer and wine.
We had wanted to go for lunch a couple of Saturdays before but it was not open. Looks like Saturday lunch is now on.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Ted M
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Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Love this French restaurant”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

We were in town and took the opportunity to go for lunch to one our favourite restaurants. The chefs food is true French cousins. Delicious. The service is friendly, sometimes a bit slow but that's ok as it is worth the wait. Somehow we can never leave without having a crepe for dessert.....yumm

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Sylvia K
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Mission, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“This chef is the reals deal”
Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

The food in this bistro-style restaurant is fantastic. The French chef is first rate and has won many prestigious awards from France. My only suggestions would be to redesign the menu, as it does not do justice to his food, and to dim the lights somewhat. If you enjoy fine French cuisine, le Cafe Francais is not to be missed.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank curtbc
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murwillumbah
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Ambiance in Nanaimo”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

If you are looking for somewhere in Nanaimo with true French flavour and ambiance, visit le Cafe Francaise. Giles and his staff give a warm and old-fashioned welcome. A gem in downtown Nanaimo.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank gretamurwillumbah
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