When you look at these gorgeous Egg & Prosciutto Tarts how long do you think they took to make? An hour? Two hours? Would you believe me if I told you that these tarts are ready in under 40 and are actually one of the simplest morning dishes to make?
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with Smoothie Bowls!
Waking up 20 minutes earlier this morning to make these gorgeous waffles was well worth it. Waffles on a Thursday should become a more regular thing. Waffles every morning should become a more regular thing.
I’m obsessed with these Oatmeal & Whey Protein Muffins. They’re heavenly good and packed with so much fiber & protein that one of these should keep you going until lunch.
Small Girl BIG Plate Scale:
1.Don’t waste your money 2.Mediocre 3.Good 4.Very good 5. Nobel Prize Worthy
Items up for review:
1. Lavender Latte $3.60 (8 oz)
4/5- very good
– Very unique Latte flavor, especially for Vancouver where anything past a chai latte is difficult to find.
– Lavender flavor was present without being overwhelming
– Creamy & smooth mouth-feel.
– Absolute must-have if you stop by Cafe Medina.
2. Belgian Waffles $3.15 Per 1 Waffle + 1 Dip
5/5 – worthy of a Nobel Prize
-Perfectly crispy on the outside & delicate on the inside
-Beautiful nutty flavor
-These waffles are one of the best you will ever find in Vancouver
-Each waffle comes with a dipping sauce. We ordered the Salted Caramel and the Lavender Milk chocolate. I highly recommend both.
-NOT cheap at $3 a piece, but so, so worth it. I could probably eat 20 of these and still smile after.
3. Paella $13
-Decription: 1 baked egg, curried orzo, Hungarian chorizo, zucchini, red pepper, roasted corn, grano padarno, watercress, avocado and tomato salad.
-It was very oily (most likely from the chorizo).It wasn’t good but it wasn’t bad either
-Flavors were great, but there was just something about it that we couldn’t quite put our finger on.
-However I loved the avocados in the paella. Pretty genius addition that also provided the dish with a great textural component.
-For $13 I don’t recommend this. For $8, maybe.
Conclusion & Cafe Medina Must-Knows:
-Hands down one of the best breakfast/brunch spots in Vancouver
-Not a secret gem! Will get jam packed on weekends.
-Very cute ambiance, although, some of the tables are uncomfortably close together.
-Items you must try: Belgian Waffles, Lavender Latte
Overall, Cafe Medina is an absolute must-try in Vancouver. The waffles alone are worth the 45 minute weekend wait .