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780 Richards Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada (Downtown)
+1 604-879-3114
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Ranked #30 of 2,868 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Neighborhood: Downtown
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Kelowna, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My companion and I arrived at 9:15am on a Sunday morning. The restaurant was already nearl y full, although it had only opened 15 minutes before. The decor is eclectic. A large room with a high minimalist ceiling of bare piping; blueish green flock walls and traditional windows. The crowd is also eclectic with mothers and young sons; couple of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We had been to the old location before and like this new Medina space much better. It's larger with very high ceilings and a small waiting space in the back which is good considering there is usually a wait. The room is noisy but in an alive kind of way. I enjoyed my short rib and eggs skillet breakfast. Everything... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This was a great experience. The wait staff is terrific and offered great service. The lavender latte was amazing! Our food was delicious and the waffles were a treat. I loved the interior and overall we really enjoyed our meal. Make sure to go early and put your name on the list, then walk around Vancouver. The wait will be... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I often do weekend trips to Vancouver and this is the only place we've been to twice. The salted caramel lattes are literally to die for! each time we go we have to be careful not to Oder too much food cause we enjoy it all so much.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A lovely cafe in downtown Vancouver. Great coffee, and good fusion of the best from each of these cultures. For example, menu items include Tagine: two poached eggs, merguez sausage, seasonal vegetable stew, chickpeas, black olives and preserved lemons on grilled focaccia. Or Les Boulettes: 2 poached eggs, spicy moroccan lamb meatballs in a roasted red pepper and tomato stew,... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Adore Cafe Medina for breakfast. Lavender Lattes with 49th Parallel espresso simply can't be beat. I like the egg sandwich and the spa breakfast charcuterie board the best. The egg sandwich has a lemon aioli which provides a unique flavor I've never experienced elsewhere. Wish I could replicate it at home!! Arrive early on weekends. line ups start 45 mins... More 

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Melbourne
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A long line up to get into this delcious place, but totally worth it. Regardless of the lineup, the lady organising tables and the waiting list knew her stuff and had it down pat. We had a large number of people but they were able to accommodate us with a bit of a wait! The decor is warm and welcoming,... More 

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Roy, WA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

One of the things we learned about Vancouver is the best food is available if you're willing to wait in line. When we got to Cafe Medina the line was a long one. The nice thing is, they'll take your name, give you an estimated wait time and you can take off and come back and they'll keep you on... More 

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NYC
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131 reviews 131 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We are staying at a nearby hotel and the concierge highly recommended Cafe Medina for breakfast, and warned us of the line. Being good New Yorkers, we got there ten minutes ahead and found a line of about 10 tables in front of us, meaning we will be in the first seating. The line quickly formed down the street and... More 

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Lille, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

There are so many other restaurants better than the medina I really don't understand its popularity. With a friend we've been waiting 1 hour and it was crowded and noisy... There was nowhere to put our coat or our bag, so we've been eating with our coat on our lap (because most of the time if you are only 2... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Medina

Address: 780 Richards Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-879-3114
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
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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