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Cafe Medina

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Mediterranean, Canadian
As featured in Best Food in Vancouver
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780 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada
+1 604-879-3114
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mexico City, Mexico
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved it. Loved the food, loved the place, loved the service. Worth the wait. Would go again for sure...Bravo!!

Thank AdriannaZuga
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a 2 hour wait for Sunday morning brunch, and it was well worth it. Party of 4 - we ordered 4 dishes as well as a bunch of sides... and waffles for dessert. Everyone's food was beautiful and the fancy breakfast cocktails were a nice touch. We loved that Cafe Medina does meal share, and 2 of us... More 

Thank Jocelyn M
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cafe Medina has a really creative menu unlike anything we have experienced in the San Francisco Bay area or any other city we have visited. Great food, warm friendly service, a great bar and good music. My wife and I are decades older than most of the customers but were warmly greeted and well looked after. We really had fun... More 

Thank LDR888
Bath, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here for breakfast on a Sunday morning and there was already a queue forming before it opened. Had a really nice smoked salmon and avocado brunch with excellent brewed coffee.

Thank brendandonegan
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very unique menu. Food is delicious. The wait time can be very long. One item i ordered had poached eggs and lamb meatballs. The other had Sunnyside eggs and braised beef ribs. Both excellent

Thank V9846PTkevins
Surrey, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love Cafe Medina! Liked the smaller location before cause it was more intimate but can understand that they wanted to make room for Chambar. Have the waffles its what they are known for ;)

Thank amritabajwasingh
Zurich, Switzerland
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very hip place in downtown with unusual brunch options. Very good selection for vegetarians. Service quick and super friendly. Would definitely come back. As its super popular advisable to come early to avoid lines.

Thank Parvati S
Lostwithiel, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited as it was highly recommended on Trip Advisor, and it was great. Our hotel was just around the corner so this was on our way into the city too. We arrived about 10 minutes before opening and there was a short queue so we got straight in each day. Perfect dishes to set you up for a day sightseeing... More 

Thank Georgina S
London, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at L'Hermitage next door to this café and never once left the hotel without noticing a queue outside the door. Café Medina is open for breakfast and lunch closing at 3 each day. It's a bustling spot with a menu that covers a number of cuisines with paella, a tagine, frittata, smoked salmon and fricassee included on the... More 

Thank ajh8368
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere was amazing and there take on mimosas was good. The wait was too long and the person that sat beside us got two meals before we got one. The staff however are very nice but not as helpful when you ask them what is popular.

Thank Bicky D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, Mediterranean, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 780 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-879-3114

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.