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Cafe Medina

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780 Richards Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada
+1 604-879-3114
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • 196
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  • 112
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 11
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Creative menu, great service...worth the wait

The waits can be horrendous, especially on the weekend, but the food is well worth it. The menu is fun and flavorful. The coffee is fantastic. And the waffles with marmalade? Brilliant. Despite the crowds, the wait staff is patient and friendly. Would definitely return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Durham, NC
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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Durham, NC
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The waits can be horrendous, especially on the weekend, but the food is well worth it. The menu is fun and flavorful. The coffee is fantastic. And the waffles with marmalade? Brilliant. Despite the crowds, the wait staff is patient and friendly. Would definitely return.

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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Since our hotel was next door to the restaurant, we were able to check out what appeared to be the least busy times. We settled on 9:45am on a rainy Thursday and got seated right away. As we left around 10:30am, there was a line out the door. Our friendly server brought glasses and a carafe of water along with... More 

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Star, Idaho
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Cafe Medina was recommended by some friends from So. California. We arrived about 11:00 am to a long line out the door. The hostess took our name and told us the wait would be approximately 45 minutes. We went across the street to a pub and drank beer and watched hockey. After 30 minutes I walked back and the hostess... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Perfectly located next door to our hotel and with our jet lag we were in the door as it opened at 8am. Great menu, food was good. One of our group's food arrived a bit later than the others, but not too late. Great start to the day!

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Vancouver, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We've eaten here many times and love the food, but it's not special enough to wait 45mins for on a Sunday afternoon. Portion are great, nicely displayed and I love the choice in drinks. Almost everything on the menu has egg on it, so the variation in dishes aren't huge but still very yummy and worth visiting, but just not... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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202 reviews 202 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Food was OK, but nothing special. Waffles were nice though. Tables too close together. Wouldn't bother queuing here.

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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Having read the reviews, we arrived at 10.30 on rainy Friday and were amazed to see people queuing outside the door. We decided to wait and were glad we did! The food was excellent, including their famous waffles. All came out piping hot and the staff were superb, especially the super-efficient greeter, Robbie who did a fantastic job of managing... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The only bad thing to say about this place is you will have to wait at least 45 minutes because every downtown vancouver resident loves this place and is in line waiting by 9am. No matter what entree you select for breakfast (the fricassee & lamb meatballs are excellent choices), don't leave without trying the waffles(so good they should be... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are looking for an amazing breakfast / brunch spot, look no further! This is the best breakfast I have had that I can remember. Obviously other people feel the same way, as every time we walked by, there was a very large line up waiting to get in. I suggest doing what we did: Go a little early... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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225 reviews 225 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We continue to applaud Cafe Medina in their new space. Bravo for getting more seats and keeping the food quality excellent. Of course menu a little more expensive, but the upgrades make it worthwhile. We wish the queues were a little shorter, but what can you do...if you build it, they will come. Must have the Waffle/Liege with the lavender... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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