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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
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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 May 31, 2016

It was very crowded for brunch on the Monday of a long weekend . . . apparently the norm all weekend. We sat/ate at the bar and the staff were very attentive. The flavours were different for brunch and very yummy with a cheerful & happening atmosphere!

Thank Ruth B
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I don't know why this place is so ridiculously popular, but it is very nice here. It's little over priced I think? but the food is great and lavender latte is really good!

Thank Foodiekingcat
Palm Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Having never tried waffles my daughter took me here during my stay.. Staff are attentive and all have great personalities.. I ordered waffle with fig orange marmalade which was amazing. My daughter ordered waffle with salted caramel and this too was delicious. The waffles were perfect. Coffees were great but not very hot. So ask for extra hot cappuccino I... More 

Thank joeyGoldCoast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Friends suggested we try Cafe Medina for breakfast and they were spot on. This is a busy breakfast/brunch cafe. Gourmet breakfast and brunch menu. Great food and good service. Much to chose from.

1 Thank Dealmaker
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Unusual and delicious food. We were there for breakfast and the place was busy and for good reason. Had a real buzz to to it. Great service. Had to wait a little while as hadnt booked but worth it

Thank 17RLL
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

always a treat to go. i love it, as it's a brunch menu i can't make at home. the lineup is a pain, but never disappoints.

Thank yvrgirl2
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Amazing breakfast, so good, not to be missed. Ignore the other review, you should line up to eat here but don't go with big groups unless you are prepared to wait. We ate at the bar and the service was great. The restaurant itself is very cool inside, lots of tables and fast.

1 Thank bergak
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Had Saturday morning brunch at Cafe Medina. Arrived at 8:45 am for the 9:00 am opening and got a table, no problem. Service was very prompt, latte with lavender was very delicious (and unusual) and they had soy and almond milk options. The menu is really interesting with many options including "Denny's like" skillet dishes, only a lot more creative.... More 

Thank Brett M
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The food here is superb. However I have a big problem with restaurants that will not take reservations and have the arrogance to assume that their time is more important than mine. Cafe Medina is less than a block from my office and literally every day - there is a line up of people waiting to get in. I refuse... More 

Thank Durodeb
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Busy place but we didn't have to wait more than 5 minutes since we chose to sit at the bar instead of a table. Our coffees were very good. Good start. The food was delicious and fresh. Staff pleasant and efficient. Room comfortable and nicely decorated. What more do you need? Will go back for more.

Thank Rustproof

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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
Families with children, Local cuisine
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.