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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. 🙂

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Medina Cafe

Address: 556 Beatty Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Close to Stadium Skytrain station)
TEL: 604-879-3114
Facebook: page
Twitter: @cafemedina
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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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I went to Whistler for skiing with a group. We started riding around 9:00am. It was the first riding of the season to all of them except me, so we took early lunch break. Luckily and rarely, we can get seats with no problem in Glacier Creek on Blackcomb mountain. As same as last time, I brought small rice balls with me, but I decided to have some soup to warm up.

I ordered Moroccan Pea Soup.

Moroccan Pea Soup at Glacier Creek on Blackcomb mountain

It is perfectly thick that I can’t believe it is gluten free.

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Glacier Creek on Blackcomb Mountain

Menu for Soup

Soup Menu at Glacier Creek on Blackcomb mountain

Breakfast/Lunch/Dessert
9:30 – 14:30 varied depending on closing time

Price Note
– Moroccan Pea Soup with a bun $5.95

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Collin wanted to go to Medina Cafe again and try the dish that I had last time. As same as the last time, we waited to be seated for 30 min or so, and finally we were taken to Chambar side. Chambar is a sister restaurant of Medina located to the next door and only open for dinner.

Medina Cafe in Vancouver   Waffles at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

Waffles with milk chocolate lavender

Waffles with milk chocolate lavender at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

La Sante (Soft boiled egg, ripe tomato, avocado, prosciutto, extra virgin olive oil, grilled ciabatta)

La Sante at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

Side dish, Saussison de Paris

Side sausage at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

Saumon Fume (Open faced ciabatta sandwich. Fried egg, smoked salmon caper cream cheese, sliced avocado, arugula peppadew and artichoke salad)

Saumon Fume at Medina Cafe in Vancouver

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Medina Cafe

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

Breakfast
[Mon – Fri] 9:00 – noon

Lunch
[Mon – Fri] noon – 15:00

Brunch
[Sat – Sun] 9:00 – 15:00

Price Note
– Belgian waffle x 2 $6.30
– Topping milk chocolate lavender $1.00
– Side Saussison de Pars $5.00
– La Sante $12.00
– Saumon Fume $12.00
– Americano $2.45

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