We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
780 Richards Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada (Downtown)
+1 604-879-3114
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #29 of 2,844 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Neighborhood: Downtown
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Write a Review

291 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    173
    94
    14
    9
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We went for lunch and got there just before noon ( on a week day) and there was virtually no line -up. Ten minutes later the normally longish line up was back. They have a huge selection of menu items. We had the fricassee, boulettes, paella, and tagine. All were absolutely yummy. Of course, we couldn't leave without trying the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
quebec
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I am a real foodie and try a lot of different restaurants. This brunch cafe seduced me totally. For the Montrealers, you can equate it to Regine Cafe. The dishes are different, special, excellent. Ensure you top it off with a waffle, you won't regret it! Note that at all time, on any day, there will be a line up.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This place does a great liege waffle with delicious dipping sauces. Sampled most of the brunch choices offered here - everything was satisfying.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Great vibe, even on a Monday morning. Delightful atmosphere as soon as you walk in. The owner is friendly and the place is a buzz. A delicious breakfast. We had the short ribs as well as two of the recommended dishes (just as the waiters and they will recommend). Waffles were light and exactly the way waffles should be.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Black Creek, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Whole food, exciting people, comfort, real breakfast, no nonsense, fun and fabulous. LIked the menu - very wide & deep & original. Disliked the long wait.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wisconsin, USA
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were visiting and showed up at 0910 past their 0900 opening time on Sunday a.m. to find a line stretching half way down the block. But, my daughter wanted waffles and we had heard this place was great (and they offered maple syrup with waffles, which apparently is an anomaly in the Maple-Leaf country of Canada!) It was only... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Had an amazing breakfast. From the lavender latte, paella, waffles. It was all amazing. I can't wait to go back and eat here again. Excellent for breakfast with friends or family. We had a 10 yr old with us and she loved the waffles. The hot chocolate was too fancy for her but the server was great and brought her... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I was recommended Medina by some family friends in Vancouver so decided to check it out for brunch. I was definitely not disappointed! Fantastic freshly brewed coffee, friendly helpful service, nice atmosphere (newly opened venue on Richards Street) and the best waffles in town! For my main, I enjoyed a super scrumptious 'Saumon Fumé': fried egg, smoked wild salmon cream... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Road
Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

... where Julie Christie's character has arrived off the stage in the mining camp, ravenously hungry, and orders stew and eggs that she devours as Warren Beatty's character watches incredulously. When I was eating the Fricasee - short ribs, eggs, some greens and matchsticks of root vegetables in a really fantastic sauce - I realized that I was playing the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This was my first visit for breakfast at Cafe Medina and I wasn't disappointed. If you don't want to immediately go on a wait list (opens 9am) I recommend you arrive 15-20 minutes early to get your place in the line for the first sitting. Unfortunately we were a little late, arriving at 915am and had to go on the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cafe Medina also viewed

Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Been to Cafe Medina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Medina staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?