Affordable, Globally-Inspired Family Fare

Alice’s Restaurant was established in south Nanaimo in 1975. Alice’s Restaurant has always been a local favourite, serving breakfast all day and emphasizing home cooked meals.

It was purchased in early 2017 by a young couple with extensive restaurant backgrounds. Alicia and Paul have been working together for the past 15 years in a variety of restaurants. Their plan is to rejuvenate and modernize the local favourite neighbourhood restaurant.

Paul Prokop and Alicia Malm are in love with good food and each other. As the new owners of Alice’s Restaurant, they are excited to bring their extensive knowledge of all types of cuisine to inspire their cooking at one of the best restaurants Nanaimo residents have loved for years.

Paul is a 2nd generation restaurateur who immigrated to Canada with his family from Czechoslovakia in 1988. He started bussing tables at his parents’ fine dining establishment at the age of 13, and quickly learned all aspects of the trade. Alicia Malm is an experienced pastry and executive chef who began baking with her grandmother since the age of 6. They met when Alicia was doing her apprenticeship at Paul’s parents’ restaurant, and the rest is history!