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Cafe Medina

556 Beatty Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
604-879-3114
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Ranked #32 of 2,810 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
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washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The café was about to move locations when we were there. The wait was not too long both times we were there. We sat in the front part of the restaurant. There was not a lot of space between you and the other tables. I would not say that it is a quiet atmosphere by any means, but there are... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I'm from Sydney and we pride ourselves in a good breakfast and coffee to start the day. This place totally reminded me of home. The food was GREAT. The coffee was the best I've had in North America, and the waffles were the best I've ever had - in fact I wish I hadn't ordered my breakfast meal and just... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

First of all, if there are people out front- they have their names on a list- it is not a line. Go inside and write your name on the list on the counter- then go back outside to wait. We stood in what we thought was a line to be seated, only to find out after 30 minutes that we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a fantastic place for lunch, brunch or breakfast. The food is excellent and it's a really buzzy atmosphere. However, we were told at 9.45 am it would be a 20 minute wait for a table and it turned out to be nearly an hour, and that's on a Monday morning! So it's very popular, and yes, it is... More

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Chengdu, China
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While the food was okay (mine was good, husband's was watery), the service was slow. The table next to us ordered just after us with a different waiter, and were done their meals by the time we received our food 10 minutes later. And by that point we'd already waited 20 minutes! No apologies, no acknowledgment for the wait. Just... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Medina is a great breakfast place... the food is super delicious, service is good, staff is warm and welcoming. Go over to catch some filling breakfast after a nice long walk by the bay! The portions are big, don't over order :)

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Impressed by bitter orange marmalade came as an add-on to a waffle. The best one ever!! The waffle itself was a bit sweet to my taste. Customers came in one after another even it was already around 14:00, so I was very lucky to get a table. Definitely a place you should try.

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Kamloops, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We had an amazing brunch here. The food was different but did not disappoint. We would come back for sure. Apparently they are changing locations to Richards street in August 2014.

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Montreal, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Location: A bit out of the way - it's about 25 minutes from the downtown core if you're walking. There's not much else on Beatty Street, where the restaurant is located. Service: Usually, there's a line-up to get in this place but we lucked out and got a table after a 5-minute wait. We did go on a week day,... More

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New Jersey
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Best meal of our vacation, but we found it on our last day in Vancouver. In 9 days of eating out this little café won our hearts and taste buds. The first time we walked by there was a line of people waiting for seating so we did not stop. Several days later our hotel concierge got us in. We... More

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