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780 Richards Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada (Downtown)
+1 604-879-3114
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Ranked #31 of 2,841 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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English first
British Columbia, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Came here for brunch on Nov 11 (stat holiday) with my two girlfriends, we arrived around noon and put our names down, it was a 1.5 hour wait the line was crazy! A bunch of people put their names down and we went to the mall to walk around while we waited for our 3rd member to get to downtown.... More 

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Auburn, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

The waffles were terrific. The rest of the menu tended to be more brunch than breakfast. Food was tasty but complicated. Would have appreciated a menu posted at the door.

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Oakland, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

We were fortunate to arrive at 8:45 on a Thursday morning and we got right in. This is one of the BEST breakfasts I've enjoyed in some time. My husband had waffles, which he raved about. I devoured the short-rib fricassee which was superb. Everything was perfect!!.

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I've eaten here so many times and the servers are the best, kudos to whoever hires and trains the staff because you are amazing. The food is perfect, I love their brunch, it's the best spot, just keep in mind you'll be waiting in line for it. Great coffee and I love the Skillets, everything comes piping hot. Seriously, Medina... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My partner and I lucked out and only had to wait about ten minutes for a table when we went last Wednesday around 10. Waffles were amazing (get the raspberry caramel sauce!) as were our meals. The service was a bit hectic, with our server taking our drink order twice, then us being brought drinks that weren't ours, then having... More 

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Regina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A friend raved out about Cafe Medina...wow it was fantastic...so good we went two days in a row. They don't take reservations, but worth any wait...the dishes are unique and delicious . The restaurant is tastefully designed, staff are friendly and courteous.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A very delicious and creative menu - redefines breakfast and brunch. Loved the egg combinations with great bacon and terrific focaccia bread. My favourite were the waffles - order three with different toppings for each.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We arrived at 9:20 on Sunday which is likely THE worst time - the first flight of eaters had just started to order so we knew we'd be in for quite a wait. 45 minutes later (half in the line outside under the building roof to avoid the rain), half inside watching the good looking food and drink go by.... More 

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Vancouver, BC
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Saturday morning 10am - 35 minute wait, which seems fairly standard, and no one seemed to mind. Absolutely loved their Richards space. Had the feel of an old Parisian café, with a modern edge. Two bar areas, one for espresso and waffles, one for liquor, but you could sit and eat at either. Apparently on weekends they make 300-350 waffles... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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212 reviews 212 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We went for lunch and got there just before noon ( on a week day) and there was virtually no line -up. Ten minutes later the normally longish line up was back. They have a huge selection of menu items. We had the fricassee, boulettes, paella, and tagine. All were absolutely yummy. Of course, we couldn't leave without trying the... 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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