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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
9:00 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious departure from the normal bacon and eggs-- the skillet meals are fantastic and the coffee is superb.

Thank Michaela G
Fort Nelson, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, yummy options not your plain Jane eggs and toast breakfast place get ready for some flavour! They are able to accommodate dairy and gluten allergies with food and lattes. Can't wait to go back everything from the copper cups to plating these guys have taken care of the details. We did not have a long wait for our... More 

Thank BobbieBC_27
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I come down to Vancouver this is on my "have to go" places to visit. Great atmosphere, really delicious and authentic Mediterranean breakfast with to die for waffles!

Thank therealpunit
Vancouver, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this little cafe, very clean and tidy with good sanitary reports from tomati io. I was impressed with their Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. I tried Fricassée Champignon for a Brunch and it was cooked to perfection. It was a tasty dish with fried eggs, roasted mushroom ragout, spice roasted potatoes, caramelized onions, smoked cheddar and greens with focaccia. Service was warm... More 

Thank Lee K
Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice breakfast in charming medina cafe! Had the fricasse, salmon, waffles with mixed berries/ lavender chocolate an white chocolate rosewater. Good coffee, fresh fruit salade, lavender hot chocolate was pretty special. Food delicious, nice service!

Thank crabecht
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During a recent week in Vancouver, I ventured to Café Medina thanks to the reviews here at Trip Advisor. I enjoyed the best meal of my trip and I say the restaurant merits its accolades. I had La Sante - simple soft-boiled eggs in the shell accompanied by a small tomato salad, ciabbata, avocado and some other tidbits. Beautifully presented... More 

Thank Virginia N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome, different in a great sense. Do not take reservations so watch for opening hours. Gets full in less than 20 mins. Loved by locals Great service Terrific flavors and presentation Everithing Was so good!!! Must, must try waffles !!

Thank pacaseb
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great breakfast of Salmon Fume, Wolves breakfast, and wonderful waffles. The presentation was appealing and the food outstanding. Great cafe, can be busy, expect to wait...well worth it. I would recommend highly!

Thank lovestotravel00
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the Fricassée Champignon and the Wolves Breakfast which were both outstanding. Easy to understand why this places constantly has a queue. The staff are incredibly friendly and make the best coffee I had while in Vancouver. They keep you well topped up with water during your visit. We had seats at the bar and the place was buzzing.... More 

Thank Rebecca L
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything at this cafe is great. Went there twice in our 5 day Vancouver trip. Expect long waits. Must try Fricassée for brunch. As for waffle toppings we highly recommend the Cardamom Ice Cream

Thank David_I_RSR

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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.