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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 #43 of 2,811 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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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Wonderful flavours & great menu, terrific coffee, excellent drinks menu, great service. New location looks great, you must give this place a go if you want excellent breakfast. Superb.

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

With so many savoury items to choose from, you can't go wrong at Cafe Medina for brunch. They use a variety of ingredients in their dishes making everything so flavourful and savoury.

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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We visited Vancouver and as we were staying opposite this Cafe, we noticed the incredibly long lines waiting patiently to get in. Our curiousity got the better of us and so one Sunday morning we got in line and waited about an hour for a table. The food was a fusion of Mediterranean and Vancouver. The service was really very... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Medina is not the place if you're looking for a traditional bacon and eggs breakfast, but if you're looking for something with a Euro/Asian influence, definitely check this place out. You can still have eggs, but they'll be accompanied by a variety of non-traditional things such as salad and other delicious goodies... While the waffles and coffee are to die... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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112 reviews 112 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I was told "You have to have breakfast here. It's the best in Vancouver." And, I must concur that it was very good. However, no one told me that the breakfasts were of the exotic (and exorbitantly priced) variety. I was expecting a superb Canadian/English-style breakfast and ended up with a dish that my local Moroccan restaurant serves at lunch.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Had lunch at Cafe Medina and was so happy that we did! I had the Les Boulettes, which were so tasty. I tried to show some restraint and didn't lick the plate. The dish is a bit on the spicy side, but I was so good with the tomato sauce, the lamb meatballs with the poached eggs. If I return... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Luckily my cousin, nieces and I came Herr and there was no line. I heard it gets super busy, I could imagine because it is a tiny place. My nieces had the hot chocolate and they loved it. I had a pistachio latte of some sort. It was scrumptious! The service was awesome, they were ready to close the place... More

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Boston
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47 reviews 47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

This was our third time here for breakfast and our first at this new location. To my husband and me, it just keeps getting better. Yes, the wait is long. We got in line about 8:40 and didn't get in the door until 9:10. That part felt very helter skelter. Once inside and seated, though, everything went smoothly and deliciously.... More

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Vancouver
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My girlfriend and I went to this place on recommendations from a few people. We decided to go on a weekday, as we heard the wait time on weekends is really long. We showed up at 11:30am on a Friday. The wait was about 30 minutes, which wasn't too bad. If you love waffles and/or Mediterranean food, you will love... More

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Had no problem with waiting on Thursday at lunch time. Very nice fresh squeezed juices. Very young hip crowd. The paella and frecasse with short rib were very tasty. Fresh ingredients and piping hot plates. Reasonably priced and meal sizes for all appetites including sinle serving waffles.

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