“life is too short for bad coffee” is what the sign hanging outside cafe medina says. you can usually ponder this statement for around 30 minutes, as that’s typically how long the wait is for brunch. but why people stand around for this long in the pouring rain is explained by the smells and tastiness of everything from the lattes to the food served inside. most of the dishes are served in hot skillets and quite different to your classic omelette and benny breakfast, but absolutely delicious.
their website describes the place pretty well: “unique bistro-inspired food served simply and conveniently in a comfortable, chic environment reflecting the lifestyle and desires of the neighbourhood and vancouver at large. medina provides a fresh and eclectic alternative with a pioneering attitude towards café culture.”