I’m finally in Vancouver and I’m enjoying the mountain views and the coastal air. After some bad junky road trip food, I was ready for some real eats.
I’ve been on a brunch kick lately and thanks to foursquare I found a place near us. Medina Cafe is known for their waffles with amazing toppings (milk chocolate lavender sauce anyone?)
We started off with the lavender lattes, a popular menu item. It’ll be a regular order for me for sure.
I got the Saumon Fume (fried egg, smoked salmon, caper cream cheese, avocado on a ciabatta bun) and R got the daily omelette. While the omelette was good, the Saumon Fume was the clear winner out of the two. Next time I’d like to try the Fricasee (fried eggs, braised short ribs, applewood cheddar) as the Yelp reviews for it were promising.
The portions are modest, but that leaves room for dessert. The waffles are not your standard size, but petite 4″ ones so be prepared to order more than one. There’s a selection of sauces such as fig orange marmalade and white chocolate pistachio rose water. The waffles are a bit pricey at $3.15 a pop plus $1 for each sauce. I had the milk chocolate lavender and the raspberry caramel sauce. I highly recommend the milk chocolate lavender.
Be prepared to wait if you have more than a party of 2. The cafe is small and they don’t take reservations.
I’m happy to have found a great brunch place so quickly, I’m looking forward to adding more to my list of places to go.
556 Beatty Street