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Friday, 5 October 2012


Café Medina may be known for its waffles, but it is the brunch menu that makes it a unique stop in the city at 11:00 am.

Mind you, it seems to be the stop of everyone else in the city (be prepared for line-ups). Not surprising given the global flavour of its brunch menu - French, American, Italian, Moroccan and yes, a Lebanese-style brunch they call Libanais.

It is simply a soft boiled egg, three Lebanese sides - Tabouleh, Baba Ghanouj and Tomato-cucumber salad, along with fried pita chips.

Soft boiled egg for breakfast is authentic enough - I recall an aunt who would force into my cousins one such egg every morning. My mom was way more flexible on the eggs.

However, the rest are not necessarily breakfast material. But many Lebanese breakfast on raw liver so what's authentic? At least those sides were made authentically.

A good, tasty and healthy brunch, but I wished the above platters had more than 3 tsp of each in them, specially when paying $12 for the meal and I am not even sitting on a buzzing fun Beirut street.

Café Medina
556 Beaty
Vancouver, BC

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