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Cafe Medina

780 Richards Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada (Downtown)
+1 604-879-3114
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Ranked #46 of 2,804 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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English first
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

was my bf's idea to try this place before heading back to calgary. Upon arrival there was a lined up and so we ended up waiting 30-45 minutes. The staff was accommodating and polite. The waffles was really good, not like those waffle i had tried before. It taste really fresh and good. The raspberry latte was also really good,and... More

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Mainz, Germany
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

If you are there early in the morning you have no waiting time. We were there at 8am but they do bout have breakfast until 9am. Thus we ordered coffee and waffles. The waffles were pretty good and the coffee was delicious. The only thing is the waiting time to get our order. It takes longer than usual but it... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Had read so many great reviews of this place, so didn't mind the 30 minute wait to get a table. We had to wait ONE HOUR for our food though!! The staff were friendly but not really apologetic. Food was nice, but the huge delays ruined the experience. If you go, take snacks with you!!

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

I realize that there already over 200 reviews of Medinas but we did want to add 1 comment from a traveling family from Philly, their breakfast was to die for...and th coffee was perfect. A great way to start the day but get there early as the line does start to grow early. Enjoy the spot and know they are... More

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washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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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
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53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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