Medina has their new location for quite some time now, but I finally came for a visit. I arrived 15 minutes before opening and there were already tons of people lining up. I missed the first seating, but I was on the top of the list for the second seating. I waited about 40 mins and then got a seat. It didn’t bother me at all since I was busy playing Pokemon Go. There was a lure set, so I was happy catching.
There is bar seating and tables of 2’s and 4’s. It’s hard to get large groups in, so you might have to wait.
The interior is pretty near and hip. when you look out the window you’ll most likely see the other people lining up.
They have teas, coffees, or mimosas to pair with a perfect brunch. I went with the cappuccino since I needed some caffeine for the morning.
Paella has orzo, chorizo, seasonal veggies, grana padano, avocado, spicy charred tomato salsa and toped with a fried egg. A good hearty items for brunch.
Fricassee is a popular item here with braised short ribs, roasted potatoes, caramelized onions, applewood smoked cheddar, veggies and grilled focaccia and 2 fried eggs.
Saumon Fume has a fried egg, smoked wild salmon cream cheese, avocado, arugula, sweetly drop peppers and artichoke salad on grilled ciabatta. This is one of my favourite items of the menu. I love their salmon cream cheese.
Waffle with White chocolate pistachio rosewater is a must at Cafe Medina. You can’t leave here without tasting their waffles. We shared this among our friends.
Overall, a great brunch in Vancouver and it is immensely popular. They just have good food. It’s a must visit spot in town. I would highly recommend this place and you’ll want to arrive early for the first seating.
We Rate Medina:
780 Richards Street, Vancouver