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CAFE MEDINA: WORTH THE LONG WAIT

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I tried many times to try Cafe Medina's brunch but every time I got there the place was fully packed with the minimum wait time 30 minutes. Last week during my lunch time I arrived here around 11:30 and was able to get seated within 10 minutes. 
After 20 minutes or so I finally got my Tagine ($16)
The dish consisted of 2 poached eggs, spicy merguez sausage, seasonal vegetables stew of chickpeas, black olives and preserved lemon with grilled focaccia.
The food tasted good, but it had too much spices for my liking. I somewhat missed a bowl of rice while eating this dish. The focaccia that came along was too small to eat with the entire very spicy stew. The use of iron grill plate could be a really good idea only if my brunch lasted long. Way too spicy and hot for me to drink up the soup before my lunch time ends.
The poached eggs were cooked to perfection. Even though this type of dish is not my personal favourite I could tell why this place is popular: food cooked with care, excellent service and fresh ingredients. I would recommend for those of who love spiciness in their food. This post will be updated very soon as I decided to return to try other dishes and their famous Belgian waffles.

PROS
+ Fresh ingredients
+ Great service

CONS
- They don't take reservations
- Long wait times

RATING
Food            3.5/5.0 
Ambience    3.5/5.0
Service        4.0/5.0
Price            $$

Address: 780 Richards Street, Vancouver
Phone Number: 604-879-3114
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 8am-3pm
Saturday to Sunday 9am-3pm

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