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Cafe Medina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown
As featured in Best Food in Vancouver
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780 Richards Street, 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We agree with all positive reviews. This has to be the best breakfast joint in town. Just remember that there is a good chance that you will have to wait for a table, this place seems to be always running at full capacity. We arrived just after doors opened at 0800am on a Wednesday and they were full by 0830am.

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Thank Lu_De_Travel
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What is the fuss about ? Its rated a 4, 5 star breakfast restaurant ?? it was ok - the service was great - but food was ok, coffee was good and the famous waffle was way too sweet - so if there is no line - go for it - if there is a line - go somewhere else

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france
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved it! Very busy, packed, great atmosphere, top quality coffee, tasty waffles, great food! Next time I will try their cocktails...

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Thank orechb
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently attended a function held at the Cafe Medina and were very impressed by this little restaurant. The food and ambiance were fantastic and the service was spot on. I have celiac disease and the waiters were very informed and knowledgeable. Definitely try the "twonetwo" signature cocktail! It is absolutely fantastic!!!

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Thank Suzanne M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Cafe Medina is a great spot for breakfast or brunch, food is fresh and delicious with a good portion size. There are a variety of good fishes that include eggs and local produce, most food is served on cutting boards or mini skillets. Waffles are good but not excellent or exceptionally memorable, coffee has very slightly burnt taste which was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

OK, I am not talking about the waffles here - although they are very good and come with a whole raft of inspired sauces / toppings - but rater the "genuinely Moroccan-inspired" fare. The menu is a highly differentiated take on pre-3 PM eats (per the restaurant's opening hours) and the dishes we tried were all very more-ish. Friendly service... More 

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Thank T V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good place for brunch with great selection. You have to line up but it is worth the wait. Can be noisy but very cheerful with good service.

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Thank Batut
Vancouver, Canada
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a fantastic brunch breakfast restaurant. I have eaten here a couple of times and both experiences were spectacular! Presentation is mouth watering and taste does not disappoint. Be prepared to wait.

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Thank Morey C
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the opportunity to experience the breakfast at Cafe Medina with friends. They don't take reservations, so come early. The wait is worth the experience. All of our meals were delicious. Don't forget to try The waffles. The service was also first class. Enjoy.

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Thank 62sharon2016
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe Medina is more hype than exceptional. Service was slow, waitress was cold. Didn't even do the customary check in after first bites. Great location and atmosphere but food isn't more than ok. Good tourist grab for sure - more money than its worth :/

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Mediterranean, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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 Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-879-3114

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