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Cafe Medina

780 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada
+1 604-879-3114
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (323 reviews)
“waffles” (535 reviews)
“lavender latte” (64 reviews)
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Cafe, Mediterranean, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
780 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The waffles are awesome and the other food was great, too. It’s definitely not a greasy spoon kind of diner! They have a variety of unique options! The coffee was delicious as well.

Thank smokydusty
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great little place that gets busy! So don't be surprised to wait in line - but it's worth it. The food is pretty good, and great value. Different Middle Eastern and North African dishes. The waffles are amazing! Staff is very professional, and friendly. I...More

Thank Kirk's G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There is a wait out the door at Medina’s for a reason. Absolutely incredible meal. My friends and I had the best server. She gave great recommendations and made sure that we tried the waffles. You have to get the waffles to share with the...More

Thank Lukic_Alexander
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a wait in line kind of person - for anything - so we planned an early morning breakfast at Cafe Medina and we weren't disappointed. The food in non-traditional but delicious. I found the wait staff polite, knowledge and willing to guide...More

Thank Notlegallyblonde
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No food is worth a wait like this. We arrived sharply at 9am on a Sunday and had to wait over an hour for a table. This was after coming on a Thursday at 2 pm and being told they were out of waffles (they...More

Thank Fauxnomen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was ok. Nothing wrong except my chai latte was too cool. However, an hour wait for lunch in a Thursday?! Not worth it.

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bit disappointed. Food just ok. Price point and wait too much for a brunch all four of us weren't that impressed with. From out of province and believed the hype and waited. One and done. Coffee was really good though.

Thank purplepotato44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really popular - I got there on a Wednesday morning just after it opened at 8. By the time I left, just before 9, it was full. Very friendly and welcoming; comfortable; stylish decor. Excellent service. I had a fritatta from the specials menu and...More

Thank gibbernaut77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had brunch at Cafe Medina on Good Friday. It was jam packed and the wait was just over an hour - which we were notified of when we got there. We went for a walk and our table was ready at the promised time....More

Thank 4TravelingMartinis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a reason why it is considered the best brunch restaurant in Vancouver... We went on Sunday at 1pm and we had to wait for 45min, which does not bother us because we are from Montreal and you always have to wait for brunch...More

Thank coco1807
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Andres I
30 May 2017|
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Response from arturoaguilar68 | Reviewed this property |
Hola Andrés, no se puede hacer reservación, es un lugar que puede variar el tiempo de espero dependiendo de la hora en que llegues, cuando llegues te aconsejo que primero vayas adentro y te anotes en una lista, ellos te... More
13 June 2016|
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Response from Hari M | Reviewed this property |
Agree with what everyone else has said AND a couple of things to add. The place is very VERY popular (especially moreso on weekends) and sometimes there can be a substantial wait to get a seat (especially if there's a big... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-879-3114
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