Café Medina and Thomas Haas Team Up To Mark International Waffle Day

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Waffle lovers, rejoice! We are joining forces with chocolatier Thomas Haas and non-profit charity Mealshare to add a delicious new twist to our brunch menu in honour of International Waffle Day.

From Monday, March 19 through Sunday, March 25 we will offer Haas' 'Haaselnut' spread as a limited edition topping for our beloved Liège-style waffles. 

We will be donating one dollar from each waffle sold on Sunday, March 25 to Mealshare — a national non-profit organization that has provided more than 1.8 million meals to youth in need since 2013.

Café Medina's 10th Anniversary 'Front of the Line' BCHF Fundraiser


While Café Medina normally operates under a no-reservations policy, we’re giving you an opportunity to skip the line and book your table by donation throughout February with 100 per cent of proceeds to benefit the BC Hospitality Foundation

From February 1 to 28, we’re offering up three peak time slots each day — 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. — to those who pledge a $25 per-table donation ($35 on weekends) to the BC Hospitality Foundation, a registered charity that raises funds to support those in the hospitality industry facing financial crisis due to a health issues. The BCHF also offers a scholarship programs to foster the development of the next generation of workers and industry leaders. 

Tables may be booked for two to six people for a donation to the BCHF, which will receive 100 per cent of all donations. Once all guests have arrived, the party will receive the next available table. Tables will not be seated until the full party has arrived.


Kindly note that ‘Front of the Line’ donations are non-refundable.

Medina Down Under: An Australia Day Wine Dinner (sold out)

Café Medina takes a trip down under by hosting an exclusive Australia Day wine dinner that celebrates select wines that hail from some of Australia’s most famous wine-producing regions on Friday, January 26 (doors 6:30 pm; dinner at 7pm).

Here’s an insider’s secret – Australia is in the midst of a ‘wine revolution’ and has earned a dedicated following of wine aficionados thanks to its top-shelf varietals!

Join Café Medina for a four-course feast that showcases a variety of wines selected by Café Medina Manager and Sommelier Jenna Briscoe along with well-known Vancouver wine personality Jason Yamasaki, sommelier for Joey Restaurants’ Group and 2015 Vancouver International Wine Festival Sommelier of the Year, in partnership with Wine Australia. Wines will be paired with Café Medina Chef Adam Perrier’s signature brand of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine served up in a quaint, bistro-styled restaurant replete with plenty of old-world charm.



Bisque et Beignet
Prawn Bisque, Brandade de Morue (Salt Cod and Potato Beignet)

Saumon Gravlax
Beet Cured Steelhead Trout, Marinated Beet and French Lentil Salad, Fine Herbs, Preserved Lemon Emulsion

Côte de Porc Grand'mère
Crispy Pork Belly, Sherry Glazed Wild Mushrooms, Smoked Béarnaise

Joue de Veau
Red Wine Braised Veal Cheeks, Ricotta Dumplings, Stewed Kale, Cipollini Onion Ring

Spiced Fig Cake
Salted Caramel, Ice cream

 -  SOLD OUT  - 

Pride Cocktail Crawl Fundraiser

Café Medina is proud to pledge our support to the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation this July and August by taking part in the inaugural Pride Crawl Fundraiser to generate financial support for the Dr. Peter Centre in the city’s West End.

From July 14 through August 6, a number of Vancouver establishments, including Café Medina, will offer signature Pride-themed cocktails with partial proceeds to directly benefit the Dr. Peter Centre, which provides compassionate HIV care for British Columbians who face poverty, homelessness, mental illness, addictions and social isolation in addition to HIV.

Our Pride Crawl Cocktail is the ‘Ipanema,’ created by bartender Thiago Alves. This fresh and floral drink is made with cachaca, cointreau, lime, egg white, mint, rosewater and chili. $4 from every Ipanema cocktail sold during the fundraiser will be donated to the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation. 

Beyond raising funds for the Dr. Peter Centre, the Pride Crawl Fundraiser also aims to raise awareness of HIV and show support for the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, Two-Spirited) community, which comprises the majority of persons who receive care at the Dr. Peter Centre.

For more information about the Pride Crawl Fundraiser, visit

Update: Punches n' Brunches Fundraiser A Success!

Medina's Timothy Tejuco and Thiago Alves send a big thanks to those who attended the Punches n' Brunches Fundraiser on Monday, June 26, in support of the 6th annual Restaurant Rumble hosted by Aprons for Glovesa non-profit organization providing free after-school boxing programs to the youth and young adults of the Downtown Eastside.

With your support, Timothy and Tejuco were able to raise over $2000 for Aprons for Gloves! Without the help of the following event sponsors, this fundraising event would not have been possible: 

AmoVino Distributors
Bosa Foods
Four Winds Brewing
Postmark Brewing
Railtown Cafe/Catering
Strangefellows Brewing
The Vancouver Club
Two Rivers Specialty Meats


We're pairing up with Mealshare for International Waffle Day.

Cafe Medina is inviting our fans, friends and family to come together and support the local community and a worthy cause in Mealshare while celebrating International Waffle Day on Saturday, March 25. 
For one day only, we will offer our signature Liège waffles as a Mealshare-branded menu item, meaning that for each waffle sold, we will donate the funds to provide a complementary meal to local youth in need at no extra cost to you. This initiative is in addition to the more than 10,175 meals and counting that the daytime hotspot has already donated through the Canadian charity since 2014.  

Medina & Mealshare

We are very proud to be partnered with Mealshare, a non-profit dedicated to fighting hunger in Canada and around the world. For every Mealshare-branded menu item purchased at our restaurant, we will provide one meal to a youth in need, through Mealshare. Most of the financial support stays here in our local community to provide meals at KidSafe and Breakfast Club of Canada. KidSafe helps make school break a time of health and happiness for vulnerable Vancouver children. Breakfast Club of Canada provides access to a healthy morning meal before school in an environment that allows children’s self- esteem to grow and flourish. Both these amazing organizations use food as the catalyst for change, by offering meals in order to create better experiences around education. The remaining support we provide to Mealshare goes to provide meals to children in developing countries through Save the Children. 

There is no extra fee or action required to participate in Mealshare. So, next time you stop by, look for the Mealshare logo. It’s a small act that makes a big difference. Check out to learn more.

Medina Down Under: An Australia Day Wine Dinner

Café Medina invites you to take a trip down under by hosting an exclusive Australia Day Wine Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. as part of the 2017 Dine Out Vancouver Festival.

The dinner, featuring five inspired courses by Chef Adam Perrier, will be paired with an array of wines hailing from celebrated wine-producing regions of Australia. 

Wine pairings for the evening will be hand selected by Manager and Sommelier Jenna Briscoe along with well-known Vancouver wine personality Jason Yamasaki, sommelier for Joey Restaurants’ Group and 2015 Vancouver International Wine Festival Sommelier of the Year.



Turkish-style Lentil Falafel
Grilled Halloumi Cheese, Endive
Jansz Sparkling NV, Pipers River, Tasmania

Ras el Hanout Spiced Scallop
Citrus Mint Compressed Cucumbers, Baby Herb Salad,
Orange Blossom Drizzle
Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Hunter Valley Semillon 2007, Hunter Valley
Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2015, Eden Valley

Fenugreek Harissa Rack of Lamb
Israeli Couscous and Kabocha Squash Curry, Charred Eggplant
Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache 2014, Barossa
Yangarra Estate McLaren Vale Grenache 2014, McLaren Vale

Grilled Hanger Steak
Chimichurri, Roasted King Oyster Mushroom, Spiced Kale Chips, Pomegranate Jus
Torbreck 2013 Woodcutters Shiraz 2013, Barossa Valley
Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Coonawarra

Belgian Liege Waffle
Rosemary Caramelized Pears, Crème Glacée
Innocent Bystander Moscato 2015, Yarra Valley


Tickets are $106.88 per person inclusive of tax, gratuity and ticketing fees, and may be purchased  online. Select the link below to see the ticketing page.