NileGuide Expert Says:
Unlike any other breakfast joint in Vancouver - Medina is where it's at.
556 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC, Canada
NileGuide Expert tip:
Endure the wait if there is one, it's worth it.
Medina Café is the sister restaurant to one of Vancouver's best restaurants, Chambar. Don't be surprised to see people waiting outside to get a table on any given weekend. Yes, it's that good and it's worth the wait. The decor is as lovely as the food and when you get inside the first thing you will notice is the length of the restaurant, the polished wood, exposed wood beams and chic artwork and lighting. It sets the perfect tone that is inviting, warm and hip. There are so many great choices on the menu, it's hard to go wrong. Tickle your taste buds and wake them up with a lavender mocha or latte. The rich, fragrant flavor of the lavendar pairs perfectly with delicious espresso beans. Many people start with one of their waffles. They look small, but they are quite filling. Choose from toppings like Milk chocolate Lavender, Fig Orange Marmalade and Mixed Berry Compote, to name a few. For your main, try the Fricassé and enjoy 2 fried eggs, tender braised short ribs, savory roasted potatoes, sweet caramelized onions, arugula, applewood cheddar and grilled foccacia. Each item is well portioned, fairly priced and you will not leave hungry. Medina Café sets the bar for breakfast in Vancouver and is unlike any other.