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October 14, 2014

Medina in the Spotlight 


Café Medina recently welcomed Breakfast Television Vancouver “Live Eye” host Dawn Chubai, who stopped by with a camera crew to capture all of the action during a bustling morning service. Watch the segment here.

Owner Robbie Kane also showed CTV Morning Live viewers how to make our famous Liège waffles, served with mouthwatering toppings like blueberry sumac juniper preserve, peach & bourbon butterscotch, milk chocolate lavender and white chocolate pistachio rosewater. Watch the segment here.

October 14, 2014


BitteredSling KombuchaSoda 1

A collaboration between Vancouver's O5 Tea Company and Bittered Sling Extracts, the 'Kombucha Micro-batch Tea' is served exclusively at the Café Medina. This custom kombucha (in Japanese: “tea sponge”) includes select ingredients like fireweed honey from Langley, sencha green tea from Japan and Bittered Sling’s Lem-Marrakech bitters. To create the special soda, O5 Tea brews 60-litre micro-batches of kombucha in Italian stainless steel wine fermenters, which is then stored in kegs until ready to serve.

Other standouts include the Hawayij Root Beer Float, Bergamot + Buttermilk Cream Soda and Rosehip + Jaffa “Orange Crush”. Come in and try them for yourself!

October 14, 2014

Go With the GRAIN 

Medina GRAIN FarmerBob

As part of our commitment to serving fresh, locally-sourced cuisine whenever possible, Café Medina works with a number of suppliers who provide quality, Canadian-grown ingredients.

GRAIN, whose ‘Golden Quinoa’ variety is grown by a farmers’ cooperative in Saskatchewan, is the first commercially available quinoa in Canada. High in plant-based protein and prized for its grassy, sweet flavour, GRAIN Golden Quinoa is markedly different from the white quinoa traditionally imported from South America, and is used as the base for Café Medina’s Tabbouleh side salad.

Chef Jonathan also uses GRAIN chickpeas in Medina’s Tagine, as well as our hummus, which is served in our Harissa Pain Plat and as a side dish. Grown in Tyner, Saskatchewan by “Farmer Bob” — part of a family that has been tending to the same stretch of farmland for 47 years — GRAIN chickpeas are valued for their large size and soft, buttery texture when cooked, which makes them ideal for our signature menu.

August 12, 2014

The New Café Medina is Officially Open!

Café Medina’s new location at 780 Richards Street (at Robson) is officially open! Our former location at 556 Beatty Street has now closed.

It's never easy to say goodbye to something you love, but we are also excited to begin this new chapter in Café Medina's story. Our gorgeous new location highlights high ceilings and large, street-facing windows that welcome in plenty of natural light — a subtle nod to Medina’s connotation: “radiant or enlightened city.” Our expanded dining room seats 65 guests, plus a 10-seat cocktail bar and an eight-seat coffee bar. Anchored by our top-of-the-line La Marzocco FB-80 espresso machine, we will continue to serve connoisseur savvy coffees to go.

A heartfelt thank you to all our incredible supporters over the last six years. We look forward to welcoming you to our new home and introducing you to Chef Jonathan Chovancek’s new menu!


We will be Closed for Thanksgiving Monday.

Happy Thanksgiving!!