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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 220
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  • 129
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 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
Over easy eggs

The place is lined up with people waiting to get in before the restaurant door is open. Their little waffles are nice as appetizers and can be had with different toppings for each waffle and is worth a try. I had the tangin with overveasy egg. The egg was over done and the spicy sausages were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
chris j
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The place is lined up with people waiting to get in before the restaurant door is open. Their little waffles are nice as appetizers and can be had with different toppings for each waffle and is worth a try. I had the tangin with overveasy egg. The egg was over done and the spicy sausages were spicy. It was good... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Yes we waited a hour and a half and we were starving by the time we sat down but there's a reason why. I hate seeing negative reviews for a fantastic restaurant because of a long wait. We had great service and a wonderful view of the whole restaurant. We started with the lavender latte which cannot be missed. I... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

No chance to make reservation, who goes first sits first.The menu is good , the ambience is good as well as the music inside ,but the staff can be more friendly and flexible.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I are foodies and as such critical of restaurants. We went to Cafe Medina twice during our 4 day trip because it was soooooo good and the staff is excellent. Everything we ordered was amazing and here are a few things we tried: - Waffles with raspberry, white chocolate rose water, fig marmalade, dark chocolate lavender. The... More 

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vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I have been going to the Cafe Medina since they started. I dont live in Vancouver anymore but go back a couple of times a year. And when I do, I HAVE to go there at least once if not more. The new location is fantastic and more open. Love it. The food is lip smacking awesomeness. This time ,... More 

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San Diego, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I was referred to this restaurant by the Fairmont Pacific Rim Concierge and was so pleased. The walk from the Harbor was a great way to stretch out my legs. We started with the Mimosa Drink with Honey , Champagne and OJ and their signature Waffles with Peach and Bourbon Sauce. I wanted a light breakfast so I ordered the... More 

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Granite Bay, California
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for breakfast. I had the wolves meal---all meat. It included two different kinds of bacon and different kinds of sausages. Everything was tasty and different. My wife has the Paeella. It had rice and sausage in it. Very flavorful. We also had some potatoes and a waffle with peach bourbon sauce. Coffee was good but they charge... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Okay I usually do not ever complain about service, but it was so bad I just have to. Yesterday my sister and I went here for brunch and I was so excited to try something fun and new. The hostess greeted us at the door and sat us down at the beautiful wooden table just by the kitchen and asked... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Line was too long but still worth a wait. Unusual dishes and friendly waitress. Have the waffles and canadien bacon.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I had been looking forward to visiting Cafe Medina now that it has moved to its new location, but had been deterred by the long lines each time I tried to go since last fall, January, and March. This time I showed up alone on a beautiful Saturday morning around 10:15 and to my surprise, even though there was a... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?