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Cafe Medina

556 Beatty Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
604-879-3114
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Ranked #28 of 2,714 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Charleston, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Small cafe had to wait briefly but the wait was worth it. To start was had waffle with salted caramel! Omg one was not enough, it was incredible!!! Small portion and really just a bite or two but a delicious one! Has the Mediterranean platter and it was great! My friend had smoked salmon on ciabatta and it was fabulous... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Vancouver is full of great spots for Breakfast. From high end to diners it has it all. Cafe Medina is in my opinion quite simply the best. The food is outstanding, the room is warm and comfy and feels like old Vancouver. I've been taking my wife and two young kids to Cafe Medina for several years now. The kids... More

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Medina556, Owner at Cafe Medina, responded to this review

Francis Thank you so much for taking the time to review. I miss you too. Don't worry the old guard will soon be back. We are just finalizing nailing down a new location. Please follow us on twitter/CafeMedina or join our mailing list through Facebook/medinacafe to get the inside scoop as soon as it breaks (soon!!) I Promise continued care... More

Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Hubby & I visited Medina after reading great reviews online. We read lines are long so we got there early, 5 mins before opening, which is at 8:00am. We were then told they only serve coffee and waffles between 8 and 9. The kitchen doesn't open until 9. Lesson learnt....don't get there early unless you're prepared to wait which in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Had two delicious waffles with berries and another with orange n fig marmalade. The waffle was fresh n soft n tbe topping was s small portion but you really font need much. The waffles are on the small size for the price. Would enjoy larger waffles. My husband order a fritata skillet which was a huge portion that included potatoes,... More

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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I came for Sunday brunch. I've read comments on how packed the place becomes and it's totally right. Be prepared to line up but it´s really worth! Hearty, comforting food. A perfect Sunday brunch. My only critic: the coffee could improve, a little more of kick. But overall, a great discover in Vancouver

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Get here early and hungary. Start with coffee with fresh Waffles and Belgium Chocolate. Relax for a bit and enjoy the Cafe, now plunge into a World of stunning food all Organic and locally sourced, as good as it gets in Vancouver.

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San Francisco, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This place was all over the board. Our group walked away happy overall, but… they don't quite have it all together for a five star rating. So, the good: ah-maz-ing food. truly. Everyone in our group loved the inventive, fresh and tasty brunch items (and we are a hard group to please). Between us, we has the cassoulet, frittata, burger,... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Wish we could have made a reservation but as luck would have it, we walked right in before a crowd gathered behind us. This is our second trip to Cafe Medina and we will definitely be back. The Libonais was a light, yet satisfying breakfast, while the Tagine was hearty and packed with flavor. The side of fruit could stand... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Great cafe, worth the wait. Being from Melbourne I've being missing good coffee but this place has fantastic coffee! I had the eggs dish with meatballs, the tomato sauce is full of flavour - delicious. Waffles are amazing too!

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sydney
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I was really confused by this place, the menu (though overpriced) looked great, it came recommended from a fellow traveller but when I was there there was an abundance of staff hurrying around without seeming to actually do anything, I didn't get any service and got very frustrated.

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