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Cafe Medina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
As featured in Best Food in Vancouver
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780 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada
+1 604-879-3114
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09:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

people lined up down the street suggests something good & worth waiting for. Cramped, rushed, rude. Never again.

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Thank Lawrence T
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I got this cafe recommended by a staff member at the hotel were I stayed for 5 nights. And she was right. This place is a gem! Very busy and popular but I understand why. Helpful and smiling staff and very good breakfast! Modern and traditional at the same time. No problem either to go there alone, just enjoying the... More 

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Thank EKM70
Bellevue, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The line maybe long ,but well worth the wait! Food and service outstanding, Next door to L'Hermitage Hotel, best breakfast in town!

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Thank wordsower
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, the coffee is outstanding. Goodbye, Starbucks! Also, the entrees are worth the trip. All kind of quirky, but everything was delicious. My kids loved the waffles with their choice of crazy foodie toppings. My husband loved the fricassee and I recommend the frittata. BTW, the waiter was surprisingly great with kids for such a grown up place.

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Thank K L
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wait was predictable. We were told 1/2 hour wait on a weekday morning and they were right on. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Well worth the wait. On the high side for price but if you that in advance then you are not surprised. Yes I will visit this restaurant again.

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Thank Brian C
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I doubt I need to say much about the food. Pretty much every dish is meticulously made and the flavours are some of the best I've ever had. Usually I get the Fricasée, but I've tried some of the other dishes, to my delight. The waffles and the sauces they come with are very good also. The only downside about... More 

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Thank ECmed
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a firm believer in that I don't like waiting in line for food, so I made an exception for a ten-minute wait vs the usual lengths at this place. Food was great, and the atmosphere is nice.

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Monterey, California
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The reviews had warned that there would be a long wait for brunch and they were right. Fortunately we were able to wander around downtown Vancouver and do some errands. The food was spot on. From the simple soft-boiled egg with charcuterie and tomatoes with tomato pesto to the more complex lamb meatballs in a cumin- inflected sauce with poached... More 

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Thank Ethelethel
Edmonton
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing. Fresh, delicious food that is full of flavour. Friendly staff, great atmosphere. I went twice on my recent trip to Vancouver and loved my order each time --the cous cous was particularly delicious!

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Thank lmb12
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met a cousin for a quick breakfast. Coca, a la cart eggs and waffles, coffee and the Tumeric Tonic-all perfect. Great selection of options and our server was awesome. Thanks!

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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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