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Cafe Medina

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown
As featured in Best Food in Vancouver
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780 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada
+1 604-879-3114
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Auckland, New Zealand
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived at 9:10 on Saturday and the queue was long with the wait estimated at well over 90mins, came earlier today & the wait was worth it! Fantastic menu, best mocha I've ever tasted, friendly & super-efficient staff, awesome waffles & great cocktails. They're so good we wonder why they're not open for dinner! 🍽

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Thank NZHolly
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a cool restaurant with an unusual menu. We met friends for breakfast at 8 am on a Thursday morning. There was a line forming at 730 and when it opened we were seated right away. We ordered the lavender lattes which were both delicious and beautiful. The flavour was just perfect, lightly sweet and perfect amount of milk... More 

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Thank Christina F
Osoyoos
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great coffee terrific breakfasts. Got to have waffle with toppings yum! Have been here three times always leave happy.

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Thank Kathleen D
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food is good, however for how long you have to wait (1h+) there are plenty of other great brunch places out there to choose from. Loved the lavender latte. Lots of gluten Free options & gf bread! Very busy inside.

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Thank sazzle102
Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were only staying in Vancouver for three days so we arrived before they opened on Victoria Day. We still had to queue. When we got to the front of the queue we were offered the option of sitting at the bar or coming back in 30-45 minutes. We opted to come back and we're so glad we did. The... More 

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Thank Linda W
Seattle
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156 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'm dubious about waiting in line for anything, especially a restaurant. But, glad I did. My buddy had eaten here and raved about the waffles w/ a White Chocolate Pistachio Rosewater dipping sauce. I imagined a freshly made hot waffle and the sauce drizzled over it. These are small pre-made waffles, and the sauce is service in a dipping cup.... More 

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Thessaloniki
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165 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of your best options when looking for brunch. Professional staff, nice decor and ambience. The food is really good and you just can't miss on their mouthwatering waffles... I can honestly say the best waffles I have ever tried!!!! On the down side usually there is long waiting list before seated...

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Springfield, Illinois
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1,067 reviews
677 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Café Medina on Sunday for breakfast. The café opens on Saturdays and Sundays at nine in the morning, and on weekdays at eight in the morning. We arrived at 8:50 AM and there was already a line of about 80 people ahead of us, and we were not able to be seated with the first group, therefore... More 

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1 Thank Clevlander
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over a thousand reviewers can't be wrong. The food here is excellent. The staff is super friendly. My only complaints are the hour wait and the loud atmosphere, but the quality of food and people here more than make up for those.

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Thank ChadwickATX
Burnaby, Canada
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115 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe Medina gets 5 stars just for their quality of food. There is nothing else quite like it and the variety of food is amazing. Each time I've gone I've had the salmon fume and it's always been very good. There are great options for Celiacs as well- most items can be done gluten free, but make sure that you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, Mediterranean, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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