GOODS: Crosstown’s “Cafe Medina” On The Hunt For A Well Seasoned Barista

November 8, 2011 


Crosstown's Cafe Medina aims to provide "sweet sustenance for those on the move" during the Games

The GOODS from Cafe Medina

Vancouver BC | Café Medina looking for seasoned barista. Experience in high volume a must. Successful applicants must have good knowledge of coffee and equipment, have strong skills meaning be able to consistently do latte art and make coffee quickly while multitasking and providing great customer service. Resume may be emailed to or dropped off in person. Read more

GOODS: Take In A Rare Evening At Beatty’s “Cafe Medina” For Charity This June 7th


Crosstown's Cafe Medina aims to provide "sweet sustenance for those on the move" during the Games

The GOODS from Cafe Medina

Vancouver BC | Medina Café is hosting a fundraising dinner to raise money for cancer research. Please join us on Tuesday, June 7 to enjoy a six-course Vegetarian tasting menu created by Medina’s chef de cuisine Jason Lee and accompanied by bubbles, beer, and wine. Funds raised will benefit the Relay for Life (Canadian Cancer Society) and Ride to Conquer Cancer (BC Cancer Foundation). Tickets are $75 and the event starts at 6:30 p.m. There are 25 seats available. We hope to see you there! To purchase tickets, stop by Medina Café or email Read more

Chambar & Siblings Win Big in Georgia Straight Reader Poll

September 26, 2010 


Chambar is located at 562 Beatty St. in Vancouver's Crosstown neighbourhood | 604-879-7119 |

News from Scout supporter Chambar

Vancouver, BC | The people have spoken. For the 15th Annual Best of Vancouver issue, Georgia Straight readers have voted Beatty Street’s culinary row as their favourite stop, day and night, for all things food and drink. Evening hotspot Chambar Restaurant took first place as the city’s Best Independent Restaurant, with daytime counterpart Café Medina awarded as the definitive destination for Best Brunch, and neighbouring culinary playground, The Dirty Apron lauded as Vancouver’s Best Cooking School.

Karri and Nico Schuermans have been entertaining a packed house since opening the doors to Chambar back in 2004. Three years later, their casual approach to offering the finer points of food, wine and service translated into Chambar’s daytime counterpart, Café Medina. Partnering with long time employee, Robbie Kane, the stylish cafe became renowned citywide for its eclectic menus, incredible coffee and tempting Belgian waffles. Never content to rest on their laurels, the Schuermans opened The Dirty Apron Cooking School in 2009 with Chambar’s then sous chef, David Robertson. An instant hit, the culinary playground continues to teach gourmets and toast burners alike the tricks of the trade. Set to open in October, The Dirty Apron Delicatessen will cater to those wishing to align convenience with at-home gourmet. Read more


February 5, 2010 


Crosstown's Cafe Medina aims to provide "sweet sustenance for those on the move" during the Games

News from Scout supporter Cafe Medina

Vancouver BC | Olympic game goers and Vancouverites alike will be pleased to know that Café Medina’s mouth-watering waffles and connoisseur-savvy coffees will be available at the café’s new take-out window.

Located at the entrance of the café, the take-out window has been implemented in response to the influx of people that will be using Beatty Street as a thoroughfare during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Sure to be a welcome addition to a neighbourhood that will soon be bustling with foot traffic, the new take-out window will cater to passersby looking to lounge in between destinations or those hoping to grab a little sweet sustenance while on the move. Read more

Medina Café

October 4, 2008 


556 Beatty Street, Vancouver BC | MAP
Tel: 604-879-3114


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The People

Owners: Karri Schuermans, Nico Schuermans, Robbie Kane
Executive Chef: Nico Schuermans
Floor Manager: Robbie Kane

About Medina

A quaint cafe next door to popular night time hang out Chambar, Medina serves tasty and affordable breakfast, lunch and brunch dishes created by owner and chef Nico Schuermans. The room is warm, stylish, and in the evenings doubles as a high-end private dining room.