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Cafe Medina

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As featured in Best Food in Vancouver
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780 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada
+1 604-879-3114
9:00 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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Austin, Texas
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose this place due to reviews. We arrived and there was a bit of a wait. The staff was very friendly. The food was wonderful- typical brunch dishes but with quite a different twist. you must try the waffles as an appetizer or dessert.

1 Thank eelizabethh
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love coming here when my friends or family are in town for the week! Food here is always great. Sweet or savory i have never ever been disappointed here. But allow yourself more time because there is always a lineup!!!

Thank kitty p
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are two constants here: 1) you will have to wait (today, Wednesday, 30 mins); 2) you will have a great breakfast. Excellent service, they handle clients moodiness caused by waiting with style and once you order the food arrives quickly. Everything we ordered was delicious. Don't forget to order a Waffle!! The only downside, they could have better coffee...

1 Thank cfzinser
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We queued here for breakfast based on the many good reviews of Cafe Medina - not too long a wait - they said 30 mins and it ended up being 20. Worth every minute, everything was excellent - the coffee, the matcha latte, the frittata and the special Coca (braised lamb, truffle mash and an egg on flatbread). Friendly and... More 

1 Thank Lisa W
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Medina 3 times for brunch whilst visiting Vancouver. We heard that there was usually a queue out the door in the morning, which was the case, but the queue moved fairly quickly. The choice and quality of the brunch menu was excellent. Particulars favourites were the Wolves breakfast and Fricasse. The homemade waffles with raspberry caramel were also... More 

1 Thank London20142014
Granite Bay, California
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362 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have eaten here before. This time we came with my wife's sister and her husband. The food and service is good but the extra charges are foolish. Since they charge for coffee refills, many people bring their own coffee in. Charging for refills is silly. It also means they will sell less coffee. They also charge for syrup to... More 

Thank Richard K
Framingham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

waffles to die for. other meals looked exotic and delicious. line out the door, but worth the wait. would go back just to eat here again.

Thank enjoylife585
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fresh, delicious, out-of-the-ordinary food. Often line ups. Have sat beside Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan, but didn't bother either..:).

Thank Janice A
Corona, California
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had breakfast at Cafe Medina. We were there when a crew from the Food Network was filming an episode with Todd from Love it or List it Too. Our food was very tasty, the dipping waffles was fun. A little pricey but the service was impeccable and ambiance very cool.

1 Thank bug92
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The long line was certainly worth the wait! The food was delicious and wait staff very friendly and efficient.

Thank Gaile K

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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, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, 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
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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  • 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.