A place where those looking for the different, the eclectic, and the innovative can enjoy breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch.
Unique bistro-inspired food served simply and conveniently in a comfortable, chic environment. Medina provides a fresh alternative with a pioneering attitude towards café culture.
Sister to neighbouring night time hot spot Chambar, Medina is a quaint café serving connoisseur-savvy coffee, Belgian waffles for sweet sustenance and a full breakfast, lunch, and brunch menu comprised of eclectic dishes created by co-owner and chef, Nico Schuermans.
Executive Chef Nico Schuermans was schooled at the prestigious CREPAC School of Culinary Arts in Belgium, followed by professional training with La Villa Lorraine, a two Michelin- starred restaurant. Nico then worked as Chef de Partie for Comme Chez Soi, a three star Michelin establishment that is often referred to as Belgium’s finest restaurant. At Comme Chez Soi, Nico was fortunate enough to cook for a number of celebrities including Mick Jagger, Prince, and Bill Clinton.
Nico’s culinary training was completed at the Savoy Hotel in London where, as Chef de Partie, he was charged with the task of serving over 1000 people per sitting. Following his professional training, Nico accepted a position as the Head Chef at Alhambra in Sydney, Australia. The move would be fortuitous, as it was in Sydney that he met his now wife and business partner, Karri Schuermans. Nico and Karri’s vision for Chambar and Medina eschews pretension, and offers guests the unique opportunity to experience fine food in a relaxed environment.
556 Beatty Street, Vancouver, V6B2L3