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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
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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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Fricasse one day for lunch, then the Harissa Burger the next day and the Belgium Waffle with the passion fruit topping for dessert the next day. All delicious! but the Fricasse was my favorite. Totally recommended! Ask for Thiago, super nice guy and great service :)

1 Thank Karina N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right next to the Hotel where we were staying. There are always long queues (a sure sign that it's good) but well worth the wait. Friendly staff & delicious food, ending with a waffle & coffee a must! Highly recommended.

Thank Jenny E
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there about 9am and waited about 40 minutes for a table. As we were waiting the queue stayed long. Once seated we were served quickly. The menu is quirky, modern and different but the food was great. They do good coffee there as well.

Thank SpockBrisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was right opposite where we were staying so we decided to try for breakfast. There was about a 10min wait but well worth it, the service was very quick and everything on the menu looked fantastic. I can highly recommend the waffles which we had 2 mornings in a row they were so good, perfect sized portions, not too... More 

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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
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 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.