cafe medina

Restaurant Spotlight: Cafe Medina

This post is written by our very own HeWe ambassador, Vannie Hong.

Located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, Cafe Medina is my go-to place to satisfy my insane cravings. Offering Mediterranean-inspired, hearty brunch meals, this place always promises fresh, locally sourced ingredients to achieve a balance between satisfaction and healthy dining.

Nothing beats the look of these scrumptious eggs first thing in the morning!

[ They are as fluffy as my post-christmas tummy four weeks ago.]

I LOVEEEE THIS DISH. Assembled with sherry roasted mushroom ragout, applewood smoked cheddar, spiced potatoes, and caramelized onions, Fricasse Champignon is a dish that can fill up the stomach without stretching your jeans ;’)  A side of house made granola would always be a great option to boost your daily vitamin C and fibre intake.  

If you are a hummus addict like I am, you will fall in love with this dish. Filled with harissa spiced beef & baba ganoush, topped off with tomato salsa, fresh eggs, and seasonal greens, the Harissa Burger elevates my happiness level instantly at all times.

As indicated by its name “La Sante”, which is French for “Health”, this dish is the ultimate balanced meal.  In addition to the sliced avocado, oyama charcuterie, tomato salad, and grilled ciabatta that comes with the platter, I couldn’t resist adding on an extra soft boiled egg and cheese... a little more balance never hurts!

Now for the real reason I come here…

Perfectly presented on a piece of focaccia with an avocado and tomato salsa that just melts in your mouth, the Medina bacon and Merguez sausage are the main reasons why I am still not a vegetarian! Complemented with their housemade hazelnut granola and greek yogurt, just sweet enough to bring out the flavours of the berry compote and fresh fruits, this is the dish to beat!


You pulled through a long week = You deserve some sort of reward

Dessert Options:

  1. Blistered wood stone flatbread with mascarpone + black pepper honey

  2. A lavender latte. A lavender mocha. A lavender hot chocolate. (And yes you can get a lavender cappuccino too!)

  3. A waffle, or two. There are twelve toppings, but choose from raspberry caramel, milk chocolate lavender, and salted caramel. Thank you.

Remember -

Living a healthy lifestyle is great, but take a break if it is necessary!

In conjunction with the launch of our website, Cafe Medina has collaborated with us to give out a $50 gift card to dine in Cafe Medina!  All you have to do is follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below to enter and win before February 9 @ 11.59PM.  Good luck!

Cafe Medina

Address:  780 Richards Street
Phone number: (604)879-3114
Price Range: $20-$30/person
Special Items: Lavender Lattes,  Belgian Waffles, Paella, Fricasse