Wow, I’m amazed I finally made it to Medina Cafe. This place is always insanely busy for brunch. Their sister restaurant, Chambar Restaurant, is in Gastown.
We dropped in on a Saturday (around 10:00am) and put our name on the wait list. It was an hour wait time but you can see/watch your spot in the virtual/online wait list.
Service is friendly and even though it’s busy, the inside felt calm and tranquil.
The menu consists of two daily specials and 15 brunch options. Of course, there’s their liege style waffles for dessert. Happy hour is hilariously from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Click here to see the food (1 and 2) and drinks (1 and 2).
B got raspberry caramel ($0.50).
Chai latte ($5.00)
My sis went her usual chai latte. Good.
2x Mimosa ($10.00 each)
It was my sis’s early birthday celebrations so we bought her mimosas to celebrate.
Saumon fumè ($15.00)
Smoked wild salmon cream cheese, avocado, onion marmalade, arugula and sweety drop peppers.
My sis subbed the egg for extra avocado. She also switched out for gluten free bread ($1.00 extra).
2 poached eggs, merguez sausage, spicy tomato & chickpea stew, black olives, preserved lemon, raita and grilled focaccia.
We got the poached eggs on the side.
Les boulettes ($18.00)
2 poached eggs, spicy Moroccan lamb meatballs, roasted peppers and black olives in a tomato stew.
Liege style waffle ($3.50)
We added passionfruit cream ($1.00). The waffle wasn’t as good as the ones we’ve had at Chambar. This one was a little too doughy with no crisp.
780 Richards Street