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Awards & Accolades

2017
Best Mediterranean Brunch, Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2017
Best Brunch Winners in the 22nd Annual Best of Vancouver, Georgia Straight, 2017
‘Where to Dine Readers’ Choice for Best Brunch’, Where Magazine, 2017
28th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards ‘Best Brunch’, Vancouver Magazine, 2017
Best Brunch Spots in Every Major City Across Canada, Chatelaine, 2017
One of 'Best Restaurants in The City 2017 Edition', Scout Magazine, 2017
The 38 Essential Vancouver Restaurants, Eater, 2017
2016
Best Waffles, West Ender's Best of the City 'Dining', 2016
Best Brunch, West Ender's Best of the City 'Dining', 2016
Best Breakfast, West Ender's Best of the City 'Dining', 2016
Best Breakfast/Brunch (Downtown), West Ender's Best of the City 'Dining', 2016
Best/Brunch Spot (Downtown), Vancouver Courier's Stars of Vancouver Reader's Choice Awards, 2016
Best Brunch, WHERE to Dine Awards, 2016
Best Brunch, Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2016
Best Mediterranean, Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2016
Jenna Briscoe, Service All-Star, 27th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2016
2015
Best Breakfast, Westender Best of the City 'Dining', 2015
Best Brunch, Westender Best of the City 'Dining', 2015
Best Breakfast (Downtown), Westender Best of the City 'Dining', 2015
Best Brunch (Downtown), Westender Best of the City 'Dining', 2015
Best Weekday Lunch (Downtown), Westender Best of the City 'Dining', 2015
Best Brunch, Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver Awards, 2015
One of 'Top 50 Restaurants in Canada', Vacay.ca, 2015
Best Brunch, WHERE to Dine Awards, 2015
Best Breakfast, Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2015
Best Brunch, Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2015
Best Breakfast (Downtown/Gastown/Yaletown), Westender Best of the City Awards, 2015
Best Brunch (Downtown/Gastown/Yaletown), Westender Best of the City Awards, 2015
Best Culinary Event, Robbie Burns Whisky Supper: Bittered Sling Bistro, Dine Out Vancouver Festival, 2015
2014
Best Brunch, Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2014
Best Brunch, Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver Awards, 2014
Best Brunch, Westender Best of the City 'Dining', 2014
Best Breakfast, Westender Best of the City 'Reader's Choice', 2014
Best Brunch, Westender Best of the City 'Reader's Choice', 2014
Best Restaurant, Robbie Kane, Western Canada Notable Awards, 2014
One of '5 New Downtown Vancouver Restaurants to Try Now', Forbes Travel Guide, 2014
One of '10 Best Brunch Restaurants in Vancouver, BC', USA Today 10Best, 2014
One of 'Top 10 Best New Vancouver Restaurants of 2014', The Globe and Mail, 2014
One of 'The Scout 25' (most loved, consistent and essential Vancouver restaurants), Scout Magazine, 2014
One of 'The Best New Vancouver Restaurants and Bars in 2014', Notable, 2014



Praise

“Medina Cafe is a Vancouver favorite and after one sip of their lavender lattes and a bite of their waffles with the white chocolate pistachio rosewater topping, you'll quickly see why locals flock here.” –Natasha John, USA Today, 2017

“A superstar on the Vancouver brunch scene, Medina Café serves up locally-sourced breakfasts that are ‘crafted with love…” –Johanna Read, Vancouver Based Writer, British Airways Magazine, 2017

“At Medina you should step outside of the box for a brunch other than the basic bacon and eggs. Try the breakfast cassoulet or paella and you will not be disappointed! And even if you are full don’t skip the mini liege waffles!” –Eat Magazine, 2016

"One of my favorite spots for breakfast is Café Medina, which serves comfort food in cast-iron skillets. I order the waffles with salted caramel." - Sarah McLachlan in Travel + Leisure, 2015

"No visit to Vancouver would be complete without a trip to Medina." - Natasha John, USA Today 10 Best, 2015

"Vancouver's hottest brunch spot." - Kim Mah, Real Weddings, 2015

"With chef Jonathan Chovancek – a master of spicing, seasoning and sourcing – at the helm, Café Medina has done the impossible. It’s a brunch joint that has become one of Vancouver’s must-try destinations." - Alexandra Gill, The Globe and Mail, 2014

“For heavenly waffles that are worth the wait, head to Vancouver’s most adored brunch spot, Cafe Medina." - Where Magazine, 2014

"Many point to Medina as the catalyst for the current-day love affair Vancouverites have with brunch, and with reason: Cafe Medina definitely has one of the best brunch menus in the city.” - Vancity Buzz, 2014

"...brunch at Medina is worth the wait. Save room for waffles and you’ll see why they’re so popular." – Stella Magazine, The Telegraph (UK), 2014

“The menu is innovative and the fare is hearty, smart and prepared beyond anyone’s expectations. With trademark dishes like Saumon Fumé – a fried egg with smoked wild salmon and cream cheese over arugula – the restaurant lives up to the hype, and then some.” – Mark Vanek, Charlotte Observer, 2014

“True brunch bliss.” – Adrienne Matei, Vitamin Daily Vancouver, 2014

“The pan-Mediterranean menu – spicy Moroccan meatballs, creamy orzo paella, slow cooked clay-pot tagines and almost everything topped with eggs – exploded in tandem with the restaurant’s ever-growing popularity and never failed to please.” – Alexandra Gill, The Globe and Mail, 2014

“The new location of Medina is definitely worth a look. Not only is it bigger and brighter than the old space on Beatty, the atmosphere is much more conducive to merry fast-breaking. High ceilings, poured concrete floors, a large open kitchen, and an excellent playlist at a level that still allows for easy conversation are all points in its favour.” – Anya Levykh, The Westender, 2014 

“A superstar in the Vancouver breakfast, brunch and lunch scene.” – Mia Stainsby, The Vancouver Sun, 2014