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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 264
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Service & Food To Die For

This was our first meal upon arriving in Vancouver. I had used Trip Advisor to find it but was a little unsure whether that was a reliable source. Nothing could have been further from the truth. The service was impeccable, you felt that you were friends for life by the time the meal was over. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
NordicNomad49
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York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was our first meal upon arriving in Vancouver. I had used Trip Advisor to find it but was a little unsure whether that was a reliable source. Nothing could have been further from the truth. The service was impeccable, you felt that you were friends for life by the time the meal was over. It even made me feel... More 

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zurich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here coming back after 90 minutes of getting out name on list. Food was good, but not something i would wait so long for. It is a fad and it will pass. Till then roll with the crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Delicious and Delicious! We stayed next door at the L'Hermitage Hotel. Their staff recommended this cafe, and we are so happy they did! Our favorite were the individual waffles with amazing toppings, but all of it was so good! It's worth the wait!

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Wanaque nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Stayed at L'Hermitage right next door and fell in love with both the Hotel and Cafe Medina. The Cafe had a line outside 20 minutes before opening at 8AM. The food is so unique you can understand why people wait outside. Their waffles are GREAT and can be paired with a choice of many toppings or sides. Ate there two... More 

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Oakland, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It was unique. I asked about the name, and was told it's a Morrocan restaurant. You feel like you are in a French restaurant in Paris, great service, great vibe, and wonderful interesting food. Only open for breakfast and lunch and you have to put your name on a list and wait because it's really really popular, even in the... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

No doubt one of the best places in van with its unique Mediterranean flavour. Great service and coffee. Head early to avoid the queues!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Cafe medina is the most awesome breakfast in vancouver! You might have to wait up to 1.5 hrs for a table but it is worth it. The service was excellent and the food delicious. A very interesting and diverse menu-not just your average breakfast options! The coffee isn't bad either. Highly recommended!

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

don't ask - and sometimes you might still receive. that could well indicate you are at a very service oriented restaurant like cafe medina (which also serves very good food). other reviewers have noted the lineup outside the restaurant which starts well before opening time. this sudden influx of diners pretty well fills the restaurant, resulting in an onslaught of... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Amazing breakfast. No wonder the line is out the door for 45 minutes all the time. The service is great. The food is outstanding. The skillets with short ribs and lamb meatballs delight. The waffles are soooo good. You will love it here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I keep coming back to this place. The best food and service in town!!! The granola with fresh fruit and yoghurt is amazing.

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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?