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Cafe Medina

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Downtown
As featured in Best Food in Vancouver
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780 Richards Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada
+1 604-879-3114
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 374
    Excellent
  • 175
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for breakfast or any meal!

One of the most creative food and drink menus I have ever experienced. We visited Cafe Medina for a late breakfast. Their version of Bloody Mary was the bomb; Cafe Mocha amazing and the Cassoulet was so good, we tried to replicate it at home when we returned from vacation. Staff was very hip and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Greg S
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most creative food and drink menus I have ever experienced. We visited Cafe Medina for a late breakfast. Their version of Bloody Mary was the bomb; Cafe Mocha amazing and the Cassoulet was so good, we tried to replicate it at home when we returned from vacation. Staff was very hip and friendly which is usually an... More 

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Thank Greg S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This amazing cafe was recommended by staff at our hotel. It was a great experience from start to finish. I had the mushroom fricassee which was so fresh and tasty, followed by one of the signature waffles with white chocolate rose water pistachio. The waffle was out of this world! Very cool place to eat, highly recommended!

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Thank ReuNEm
Shanghai Region, China
Level Contributor
37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was a bit hesitant when my friend suggested this place. With limited time in Vancouver I didn't want to spend a lot of time waiting for a table. But, luckily, the service here is not only friend but efficient, so we got seated more quickly than I expected for weekend brunch. The food, while good, didn't seem overly special... More 

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Thank heelandcoo
Bainbridge Island
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The is a wonderful spot. Great menu with a solid variety of all things brunch but with a great Mediterranean flair. Always expect a line but worth the wait! The Harissa " burger" is delicious.

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Thank SimplyBrilliant
Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Medina is a Vancouver institution. It is soooo good. To be upfront, you have to wait. Make sure you put your name in and either take off for a short walk (don't miss your name call!) and then come back. Wonderfully prepared Mediterranean breakfast food. I have had most dishes on the menu and there have been none that disappointed.... More 

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Thank WanderingSage
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great breakfast place very unique cool things on the menu the braised beef was just delicious. Got to give this place a try if your in town.

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Thank Leanne L
Nusa dua
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A half hour wait for a table on a weekday was well worth it. Service was great, and food was exceptional. We eat out for breakfast regularly and do appreciate a menu with effort.

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Thank Ben H
Pemberton, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance; it is adjacent to our hotel. We were surprised how busy it was for 10am on a weekday. We ordered our meals and the waitress suggested we have their specialty waffles. Our food came in a reasonable amount of time, waffles and coffee were to die for. Can still taste the milk chocolate lavender... More 

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Thank marie c
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're planning to visit Vancouver, this cafe is a must visit. We ate there twice during a business trip to Vancouver. If you can get there just before 8am - they open at 8am and you will be sure to get a table without a wait. Service is fabulous esp if you are an Aussie as lots of the... More 

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Thank FionnaW905
Alberta, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Medina Cafe 3 times in the span of a long weekend visit. Everytime there was a wait and for good reason, this is a hip coffee bar that not only serves great coffee, they mix up some great alcohol concoctions. The food is creative and delicious. the staff is upbeat and friendly. The hostess remembered my name from... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown
Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.