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Cafe Medina

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Downtown
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780 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada
+1 604-879-3114
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08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has the most delicious waffles I ever tasted! They offer unique sauces to go with your waffles, such as lavender caramel, raspberry caramel, chocolate, and much more. This place is always full, so better make reservations ahead of time!

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Thank olgavoronkovich
London, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great choice, prepare to wait but worth it if you want a good breakfast in Vancouver. We ate here as it was close to our hotel and it came recommended, we had a wait but it's very popular so that should be expected and it was only around 40mins. We both had the Tagine which was pretty spicy, and I... More 

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Thank Craig M
Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time dining in cafe Medina, I had heard good things, we weren't disapointed. Be prepared to wait, busy buzzing place. Housed in an older building with lots of character and incredibly tall ceilings, white stone everywhere. The food was very good, delicious really. I chose the Fricassee which was a skillet with the braised short ribs... More 

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Thank crossroadsmassage
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the food at Cafe Medina, great menu, top quality- I could happily eat the Tagine for breakfast every day! The granola and coffee were great too

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Thank Clay B
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there twice, actually three times but once we were too late, they close at 3pm. Waffles are a treat to your taste buds, I found they taste like a doughnut sourdough waffle mix. Both times we went there was a line and we had to wait, but I found it worth it. The breakfast plates we had were a... More 

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Thank Tishcadena
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed very much our breakfast at this place. The waffles are really good and fresh. We also ordered a skillet of short rib with eggs that was really good. The service staff is really friendly and the ambiance of the place is really cozy.

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Thank Francisco R
Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is great, its lighter than a typical brunch so you can actually still be productive afterwards. My only complaint is that its always so busy, you can definitely expect a long wait to get a table, but even after that the service can be kindof slow.

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Thank Victoria S
Fredericton, Canada
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84 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expect to wait in line - even on a Monday morning, haha. The food was great. Really interesting options!

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Thank Hannah S
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

who knew there could be so many amazing breakfasts! Had to go back every morning of our 4 day stay in Vancouver just to get to try some of them. Each as amazing as the last. Service was perfect and I love that they topped up my teapot! oh and great tea!

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Thank alisonofsydney
North Saanich, British Columbia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy downtown spot that is extremely popular but with good reason. Great breakfast dishes from the tried and true to exotic. You may have to stand in line but it is worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Mediterranean, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 780 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-879-3114

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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