Friday, 25 May 2012

Cafe Medina, Vancouver

A friend of mine recommended this little cafe a couple of weeks ago. Its small and cozy and has a hussle bussle feel to it. It is located at 556 Beatty St in Vancouver, BC. Brunch is served from 9am-3pm on weekends only, no reservations.

When I entered the quaint shop it was jam packed with people conversing with wild hand expressions. We ended up waiting around an hour for a table. The waiting was done outside because of the limited space.

Lavender Latte
Once seated we were greeted promptly and after our drink orders I was presented with this little delight: a lavender latte. It was rich, creamy and smooth just as any latte should be. I savored every drop!

Onto the food!  I chose the Tagine: 2 poached eggs, spicy tomato stew, merguez sausage, sundried    black olives, and cilantro. Grilled foccaccia.It was warm and hearty, perfect on a coastal Vancouver morning. It was complimented with a side of foccacia bread and a cream cheese type spread. Add on avocado was my choice.
My friend had the La Sante, which is perfect for those who have no idea what to order. The dish gives you a little bit of everything and tickles the taste buds with different flavours: Soft boiled egg, ripe tomato, avocado, prosciutto, extra virgin  olive oil, grilled ciabatta.

Side Avocado and foccacia bread

La Sante

 Overall the experience was a delight! The wait was a little long but other than that I have zero complaints. If you get a chance try one of their waffles. They are made fresh in house daily and you can add toppings such as:

Salted Caramel
Dark Chocolate
Milk Chocolate Lavender
White Chocolate Pistachio Rosewater
Fig Orange Marmalade
Raspberry Caramel
Mixed Berry Compote


The Break Down:
556 Beatty St
Vancouver, BC
Brunch served from 9 a.m to 3 p.m 
No Reservations
Price: $10-15
Patio: No
Parking: Meter parking, and paid lot next door
Wait time: 45 mins-1.5hr
 Rating: Other than wait time 8
Brunch Menu

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