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Cafe Medina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good for food and to start romantic morning. The portion is a little bit small. If you are a big eater who wants continental breakfast u may want to go somewhere else.

Thank lin x
Seattle, Washington
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I went here for brunch/lunch on a recommendation from a friend. We arrived at about 1:15 on a Sunday and was told that the wait was at least an hour. We were a bit concerned because they close at 3 but we went with it. We walked around the area until our allotted time and they seated... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The wait was easily the quoted 1.5 hours. So we snacked at the near by Japadog and shared a hotdog which only made us more hungry. The ambiance is great and the food was easily one of the best on our visit to Vancouver. The flatiron steak was cooked perfectly to medium rare and had melt in your mouth texture.... More 

Thank CTPaks
Missoula, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We didn't mind the wait at all; a lot of people love this place, and now we do, too. After a week in Vancouver, we agree that our lunch here was one of two favorite meals in the city (the other was dinner at Simba's African Fusion). We both had fricassees--one vegetarian, one with meat, both wonderful. It can be... More 

Thank A_Saunterer
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you don't have kids or a job this is a great place to go for brunch. I don't have 1 1/2 hours on the weekend to wait. They don't take reservations because they want to maximize their profit. Fortunately for them, there are enough people in Vancouver with nothing else to do. Enjoy hipsters!

Thank Lisa F
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to cefe Medina several times before and every time they prove to me that they are a perfect spot for breakfast/ brunch. Despite the crazy waits on weekends, it is still my to go place.

Thank Roaa A
Crown Point, Indiana
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306 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After hearing all the rave reviews about this place, I had to give it a try. We came to the Café Medina for breakfast. Café Medina is a great little spot with very good breakfast food. The wait wasn’t too long. However, make sure you show up early because they don't take reservations and you will need to get on... More 

Thank MrWarrenM
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was my best friend's birthday, we went here for her birthday brunch with her family. The wait wasn't too bad, since we had a place for her mother to sit and it was warm and inside, so we could see the action. Once we sat down, we each got a coffee, I got the salted caramel latte, which was... More 

Thank Leah G
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We haerd great things about this cafe and we're not disappointed. We ordered their heaviest breakfast dish served In a cast iron frying pan. Forgot the menu name but it featured eggs, pork, potatoes, arugula and a dynamite tomatoe based sauce. It was anolutely the best breakfast that I have ever experienced and satisfied me until early evening. The service... More 

Thank Tim F
Cambridge, Canada
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190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 10am on a weekday, and were looking at a possible wait of 15-20 mins. As we were in a bit of a hurry to check out of our hotel, we agreed to sit at the bar if seating became available before then, which it did. It was uncomfortable, and awkward with the seating VERY close together. Looking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Mediterranean, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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