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As I wrote, Collin and I went to De Dutch for the weekend brunch. After we paid, I looked at the receipt, there was an interesting statement written.

“Enjoy a LEONIDAS fresh Belgian Chocolate absolutely FREE today, on per receipt. Also 15% discount on everything, including flown in fresh French pastries & chocolates.”

I asked Collin right away what Leonidas means. He said it must be a store name. I wondered where the store was, and while we were walking back to Canada Place street along Convention Centre, I saw the name! It was a tiny cafe & store at Coal Harbour for chocolates or stuff.

We went inside and showed the receipt, and I got a piece of chocolate for free. It was, I believe, hazelnut chocolate. This piece was quite big. I forgot to take a picture of the showcase, but there were a lot of kinds of chocolate pieces. Also, there were macarons, too.

A piece of Chocolate

A piece of Chocolate at Leonidas in Vancouver

Gift Boxes

Gift Boxes at Leonidas in Vancouver

Belgian Hot Chocolate Small

Belgian Hot Chocolate Small at Leonidas in Vancouver

Collin ordered this hot chocolate, as he didn’t want to leave the cafe without buying anything. The hot chocolate was quite sweet.

I added this place to my list for gift occasion.

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

Leonidas

Address: #29 – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Walk towards the blue raindrop object at Convention Centre)
TEL: 604-647-7559
Facebook: page
Twitter: @LeonidasChocola
Urbanspoon: page

Cafe/Dessert
[Mon – Fri] 10:00 – 18:30
[Sat] 10:00 – 18:00
[Sun & Holidays] 11:00 – 18:00

Menu

Menu at Leonidas in Vancouver

Price Note
– Belgian Hot Chocolate Small $3.95

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On one Saturday, I was going hiking somewhere, but when I woke up, I noticed that my iPhone beeped a lot silently. When I looked, there were bunch of messages going on for my work related. There was nothing I can do at that moment, so I just waited for a while. By the time everything settled and things that I had to do were done, it was past noon. So, I sent a text message to my friend if she was interested in brunch with me.

Thinking about the time to be ready to leave home and to get to the restaurant during lunch hour, we decided to go to Medina Cafe. It is in the part of Gastown, close to Stadium Skytrain station. I hadn’t been for quite a while since my last visit, so I was happy to go there.

We ordered from their brunch menu.

Americano

Americano at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

My friend’s choice, Tagine
(2 Poached Eggs, Spicy Tomato Stew, Red Pepper, Merguez Sausage, Moroccan Olives, Cilantro. Hummus and Raita. Grilled Foccaccia.)

Tagine at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

Tagine at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

Tagine at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

The sausage has great spicy flavor, and I liked it, although I usually can’t handle those spiciness. Hummus and Rita was yogurty dip, and I personally didn’t like it.

My choice, Fricasse
(2 Fried Eggs, Braised Short Ribs, Roasted Potatoes, Balsamic Onions, Watercress, Applewood Cheddar. Grilled Foccaccia.)

Fricasse at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

Fricasse at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

This was flavourful. Short ribs and sauce and egg yolk with foccaccia bread were good combinations to eat together.

Belgian Waffles with Dark Chocolate and Maple Syrup

Belgian Waffles with Dark Chocolate and Maple Syrup at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

Belgian Waffles with Dark Chocolate and Maple Syrup at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

Waffles are always happy to eat. 🙂

Want to see more pictures for this restaurant? click here.

Medina Cafe

Address: 556 Beatty Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Close to Stadium Skytrain station)
TEL: 604-879-3114
Facebook: page
Twitter: @cafemedina
Urbanspoon: page

Breakfast
[Mon – Fri] 9:00 – noon

Lunch
[Mon – Fri] noon – 15:00

Brunch
[Sat – Sun] 9:00 – 15:00

Price Note
– Americano $2.50
– Tagine $14.00
– Fricasse $16.00
– Belgian Waffle $3.15 each
– Topping Dark Chocolate $1.00
– Maple Syrup $1.50

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Collin and I went walking in West Vancouver on a weekend in January, as it was supposed to be a sunny day. We planned to have brunch after walking, before he left for work. It was Sunday, so I researched where to go in advance, not letting him be late for work.

I chose The District in North Vancouver. They are in a walking distance from Seabus Lonsdale Quay station. They’re not open for lunch on weekdays, but open for brunch on weekends.

We ordered from their brunch menu.

Belgian Buttermilk Waffles with Side Fruit Coulis
(Served with Maple Syrup)

Belgian Buttermilk Waffles with Side Fruit Coulis at The District in North Vancouver

Side Chorizo

Side Chorizo at The District in North Vancouver

District Benny
(Made with their famous Crab & Shrimp Cakes, served with two Eggs, house spiced Hollandaise & Kennebec Brunch Potatoes)

District Benny (Crab & Shrimp Cakes) at The District in North Vancouver

District Benny (Crab & Shrimp Cakes) at The District in North Vancouver

When Collin started eating, he realized most of the waffles were hard by being overcooked. He nicely asked if it was supposed to be like that, and they apologized and took off it from our bill. He liked the side coulis, so it would have been perfect if the waffles were cooked properly.

On my Benny, there was interesting sauce on the hash. It was like spicy Mexican salsa? Haha, I wish I can describe it better. 😛

And an extra picture. They have a lot of interesting beer!

Beer at The District in North Vancouver

The District

Address: 13 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Half block from Seabus Lonsdale Quay station, between Carrie Cates Ct and Esplanade Ave)
TEL: 778-338-4938
Facebook: page
Twitter: @districtsocial
Urbanspoon: page

Brunch
[Sat – Sun] 10:00 – ?

Dinner
[Sun – Wed] 16:00 – 0:00
[Thu – Sat] 16:00 – 1:00

Menu

Brunch Menu at The District in North Vancouver Brunch Menu at The District in North Vancouver

Price Note
– Brewed Coffee $2.00
– Belgian Buttermilk Waffles ($9.00)
– Side Fruit Coulis $0.50
– Side Chorizo $3.00
– District Benny $13.00

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