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Cafe Medina

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780 Richards Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada
+1 604-879-3114
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 18
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  • 12
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always busy but well worth the wait

I came here solo and had to wait five minutes mid-morning on a Monday. But the food is superb and the specialty coffee drinks are unique and refreshing. Great place for a breakfast or brunch- just be careful with a big group!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Drdlee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had a meal in this restaurant. Food is good but coffee cup is in glassware kind weird. It is too hot to hold it. And server told us we have order everything Cuz the will be closing soon. But I would like my waffle cone later Cuz there is ice cream otherwise it gonna melt. But the server said... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Pros Variety of poellas and waffles Coffee is good Service is fantastic and quick If your alone, can easily skip the line Good location Cons Long line outside. Arrive 15 minutes before opening if you don't want to wait around I had brunch for about 30$. Expect the price to go up quickly if you are more than one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I came here solo and had to wait five minutes mid-morning on a Monday. But the food is superb and the specialty coffee drinks are unique and refreshing. Great place for a breakfast or brunch- just be careful with a big group!

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

That's what it says outside Cafe Medina, and they are right. Their coffee is very good. Their food is delicous...something different from the usual brunch fare. The service was very good and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The only bad thing is that everyone else has found it also; long lines! Best to go early during the week if you don't want to wait. They are known for their waffles with fabulous toppings like chocolate with lavender. We ate there twice and it didn't disappoint. Try the olive tapenade with flat bread. Their coffee drinks are quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

loved how it was decorated food was ok..I had what they recommended, the eggs fricassee and it was good but not great for 17 dollars. HOWEVER I HAD A WAFFLE WITH SALTED CARAMEL FOR DIPPING AND IT WAS UNBELIEVABLY GOOD!!!!!!! Also my salted caramel latte was also divine. i will go back just to have those 2 things again.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The lavender latte is the bomb. Must try the liege waffles Tagine and Les boulettes are my favourite breakfast/brunch dishes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went there today, had to wait in line for about an hour! Do not forget to put your name on the list! Would recommend the staff to take phone numbers down rather than having customers waiting in line in the cold. Many people walked away! Staff very courteous and caring, food was incredible. We had the fricasse and the Poisson... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a popular spot in downtown Vancouver so you need to plan ahead. They don't take reservations so arrive a half hour before you want to eat if it is near lunch time to put your name on the wait list. If you will eat at the bar rather than a table, the wait is shorter. All the menu... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

So many people had told us to try Cafe Medina that we were sure it had to be fabulous. The wait outside confirmed that it was a popular spot. A little over an hour of waiting we were sat and sat and sat. Our food took about another hour to reach us. The waffle was cold but better than the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 780 Richards Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-879-3114
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?