Beat the Crowds at the City’s Must Visit Brunch Spot
Without a doubt the longest queues in the city form every day to eat the ambrosial offerings at Café Medina, but smart diners beat the crowds and head there at off peak lunch hours (especially Tuesdays and Wednesdays) or at 2pm, the last call is 3pm. Everyone has their Medina favourite: for me it’s a side of the astounding blistered flatbread with mascarpone and black pepper honey, served up with the Harissa ‘burger’, a tongue-tingly spiced blend of harissa and preserved lemon-spiked beef in a pitta with eggs, humous and Baba Ghanoush. Both the house sodas and cocktails are divine, and their lavender lattes are to die for. If you're dining solo, pop by to sit at the coffee counter. Oh, and the waffles! Such perfect sweet liège-style waffles with toppings such as white chocolate pistachio rosewater or raspberry caramel. If that’s not tempting enough, they have a 'Golden Hour' happy hour from 2-3pm daily where all cocktails are $7, local draft beer $5 and coffee spikes $4.
By Nikki Bayley, AFAR Local Expert
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780 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A4, Canada
Sat, Sun 9am - 3pm
Mon - Fri 8am - 3pm