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Cafe Medina

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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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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lavender latte and La Santé is my all time favourite! I also like their Saumon Fumé too. Their waffles make pretty good dessert after brunch! Sometimes there is a bit of wait to get a table.

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Calgary
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm not sure why this cafe is so highly-rated. Perhaps, I just ordered the wrong food. I ordered a breakfast sandwich that sounded interesting. What I received looked very much like an Egg McMuffin from MacDonald's, except that it had a few leaves and peameal bacon on it. For $14 + tax, I was expecting a bit more. Even worse,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great breakfasts - good variety. The rare tuna, white bean and quinoa salad is super for brunch as well as the fried egg, smoked salmon cream cheese, greens and artichoke salad. Like the waffles as well. Only downfall is that sometimes the wait to get in is too long.

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Terni, Italy
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to do this, you have to wait even for 1hour to experience Medina's brunch: heavenly kitchen, huge plates and special combination of ingredients, pure plasure! Also the human landscape and the all around tourbillon will spice the experience up..

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lauranada
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63 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't speak for the other food (the menu looked great though) but the waffles were amazing, as was the service

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Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic experience here. I was on my own so I sat at the bar. General vibe was relaxed but bustling bistro. I had the cassoulet which was deliciously smokey and rich with thick cut bacon, two types of tasty sausage and poached eggs with crusty bread - really hit the spot. Washed down with their super (and not... More 

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Verwood, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were only in Vancouver for 3 days, but so happy with our first breakfast we came back. Food is not your usual breakfast menu and was great. We were there just after 0800 both days and within about 15 minutes was nearly full so get there early! Would recommend

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Montreal, Canada
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this placed based on people's reviews. Was a cute restaurant. Fun atmosphere. Had the waffles with a side of bacon. Was very good. Wasn't a fan of my caramel latte. Friendly staff. Interesting menu

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dallas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the wait! Started with a waffle both occasions then had the entree. Had the harissa burger and Israeli cous cous, coca and cassoulet. Sat at the bar and had a table. Just do it!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here recently for a morning breakfast. Was actually disappointed with the service. Not warm at all, a bit of take it or leave it attitude with server. For example request for warming the coffee milk was a big deal for them. Perhaps their waffles are better. Had the egg dishes - the one with mushrooms champignons - seemed less... More 

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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Downtown
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.
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