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The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar, Richmond, BC

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar

4.5
4.5
958 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary American
The Story Café started with an idea that “there is a story in everything." We love coffee, music, food, and anything that can create or bring back a story such as an antique, vintage camera or a memorable music record. So in 2018, we began to think of an idea which would combine all the elements of things we loves into one restaurant.

We believe that nothing is useless. Therefore, as far as your eyes can see, all the decorations have their own stories and tales, they have been handpicked and gathered from all over BC. We hope you will feel like you are in a different century and a different time where the arts would thrive and generate amazing stories as you dine and enjoy the antique décor.

Throughout the week we have music nights that are dedicated to showcasing different musical genres and different talented musicians to give you entertainment and give back to the community in our own way.

The Story café invites you to join us and become part of our story.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Daily 9:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 697-8679

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    The Owner

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us for private event at reservation@thestory.cafe

  • Neighbourhood

    Richmond

  • Cross Street

    Sexsmith and Beckwith Road, there is a public parking cross the road.

  • Parking Details

    All street parking are available for customers. Paid parking crossroad.

  • Public Transit

    1 minute walk from Bridgeport Skytrain Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 958 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Live Music

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Contemporary American

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, fantastic service and the band was a real treat! Highly recommended.
  2. l

    lauren

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I enjoyed the Lobster gnocchi. but the live music was unexpected and not exactly what my group was wanting for the night. it was too loud for us to have a conversation and we had to go somewhere else after our meal
  3. r

    roxannev

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious and the ambiance and service are great!
  4. EA

    EstA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great, cozy little restaurant in an unexpected location. Might need to get there early in order to secure a parking spot before your reserved time. The service was very good. Menu suggestions were excellent. Food was very good and served hot. The only thing that was a turn off is the location of the washroom which opens up close to the table area where one could be seated.
  5. CT

    CathyT

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a great time. The food was amazing and so was our server Maria was really amazing and friendly. While I’ve been to Story many times, it was the first time for the others in my party. At the end of the evening I heard nothing but praises for both restaurant, food and staff.
  6. TS

    TinaS

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always this gem in Richmond impressed with great service, fabulous appies and entrees, and delicious cocktails. We highly recommend the beef wellington, lamb chops, lobster gnocchi and their fall feature beef short rib. Of course I'm heading back the next weekend 😁 with a different group.
  7. E

    Ernest

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is good and service is great ! Also, I went there because of their Thursday night live performance whereas a band playing Hong Kong songs & music.
  8. M

    Michael

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place for Western dinning at Richmond, don't have to go all the way to downtown
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Took my brother and sister in law there for the first time as I’ve always enjoyed dining there. We were served well at first, but then there was a dog that was in and out of the restaurant that the staff found more interesting than the customers. We sat for 45 minutes with no one coming to check on us. After getting someone’s attention we were told our server was done for the night… which no one advised. I responded with it being unfortunate that the dog was more important than the customer. The bill came and was paid to the cent, I normally tip well, but this was so poor that I couldn’t. If I could have tipped the kitchen staff only I would have, the food was great.
  10. J

    Jiyou

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    What was supposedly an expected fun night became ruined unexpectedly by the band’s lead singer, got drunk while performing. Conflicts happen, but he was really unprofessional aggressively confronting his own band member and shouting profanity through the mic. Unfortunately, there was a 12 year old kid and a 15 month old baby in attendance. I was really embarrassed to be there and this incident really imposed a negative example to the kid who experienced a live band for her first time. What a shame. I will not recommend this place to anyone until the singer is replaced or at least clean up his act.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good as usual n the atmosphere on Thursday night is excellent with live band singing Cantonese songs!!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, ambiance and service
  13. J

    Jocelyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    food were so great, service were great, I will definitely go again.
  14. M

    Mimi

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, too bad it was cold out, we asked to be moved, every time the door opened, it was so cold, but they put us out on the covered patio, at least they had heaters out there! The food was good. Very good music too
  15. CS

    CassandraS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    As we needed a reservation we had no choice but to sit on the covered patio. It was cold despite the heaters. Food was great and presentation wise it was excellent
  16. JC

    JimmyC

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Place a little crowded. Food my wife & I ordered nothing extraordinary, pricey. Scheduled Tuesday dinner for the music night, found out it was cancelled. This information should have been provided on their website or upon reservation. My wife and I were extremely disappointed.
  17. p

    panmic

    Vancouver

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food Good wine Good service Nice music Always nice.
  18. MN

    MelindaN

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed. THey are always there to help make sure we have the best experience. The food was visually lovely and tasty. Drinks prepared exactly to our liking.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My friend and I were celebrating our birthdays with a group, and everyone enjoyed their food and the ambience. The waitress was very friendly and attentive to our needs, answering questions and giving recommendations. They even surprised us with two cheesecakes for the birthday boys! The only quibble we had was the sparse vegetarian options (otherwise 5 stars on food), but my vegetarian friend still enjoyed his dish. They plan to be back, and one wants to bring his wife on music night!
  20. DB

    DaveB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Amazing small restaurant close to hotel with great food and service.
  21. HR

    HaydnR

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Lovely menu with excellent food in a funky decor close to the sky train.
  22. S

    Shing

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Enjoy the music night. Many old popular tunes
  23. JC

    JudyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good experience, the service is good. Price is acceptable.
  24. KC

    KevinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reserved a table for my wife and I to celebrate our anniversary together. Our server LuLu was fantastic and the food was just as great. We have a fantastic time.
  25. S

    Spencer

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Being a repeated customer, I brought my son from Hong Kong for casual dinner. Food was good as usual. But the resotto was too salty for my son. A bit upset about the knowledge of a may-be fresh waitress that the service team should take note. I asked for more vinegar into my organic salad plate, while she had no idea what I want until a senior staff helped. We had some handsome bonus in return because of live music was offered and the Chinese singer was so outstanding.
  26. TT

    TalkerTomT

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favourite Vancouver restaurants. Close to River Rock casino. Highly recommend. All the food offerings are superb and we’ve tried most of them. Good happy hour 3-4:30 I think. Also handy to sky train if you’re going downtown or to the airport. Reservations easy and online. Covered deck with heaters is also nice.
  27. ET

    EricT

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and courteous staff. Made every effort to provide us with excellent service even with the staff shortages. We have been to The Story Cafe many times and have never been disappointed!
  28. BB

    BoseB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    This place use to be my goto. Great service and cocktails. But now, didn't receive water or any service to our table for 15min on the patio. We ordered carpaccio and pochatos both weren't as once were. We were checked on only once, and would've spent more on cocktails as service was slow. Also made it for happy hour at445 to be told its over (it suppose to end at 5). Overall , once was a fav but not anymore.
  29. RB

    RehmatB

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It was a lovely experience having thanksgiving dinner at this cafe. The music and ambience was very lovely and fun! The staff were great and the food was also tasty . Will definitely visit again.
  30. k

    kailant

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Enjoyed the food and the menu selection but difficult getting service. It is also very difficult to get into contact with the restaurant prior to my reservation. Tried calling them to ask a question about the menu but was directed to send them an email. I emailed them with a guaranteed 48 hour reply but never heard anything back.
  31. TA

    TheAteam

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were very accommodating when I had to modify my reservation but it was a bit of a pain getting ahold of them. Service was great and the food delicious.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall ok, just people has pet to come along the restaurant, when they walked by, the fur flies over my food. 😅
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its always so nice and pleasant to go to “The Story Cafe”
  34. K

    Kenbeaucope

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The scollops that I ordered from appetizer seem not fully cook. The risotto my friend order doesn’t taste good either . The duck breast I order is really chewy. Not tender . But our server miki is cheerful . She always smile and always come up to see how we are doing. I love the atmosphere .
  35. DG

    DonnaG

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was very good buy small portions for some of the meals great service but quite pricey
  36. JS

    JamesS

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been for brunch a few times and dinner once. Staff are super friendly and attentive. Food is terrific. Location can be a bit noisy but does not detract from the experience. Highly recommend this terrific unique spot.
  37. G

    Gourmand55

    Vancouver

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Was not prepared for the live music, but it was a pleasant surprise. Food and service were, as usual, excellent. Story Cafe continues to be amongst the best places in Richmond to dine.
  38. A

    Anonymous

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food is delicious, but honestly the staff are the ones that make it the best experience. Everyone's friendly and kind. During our birthday dinner, we asked a server to take a group photo for us. One of the servers cutely jumped into the photo for a funny photobomb. One of the best photos we gotten from that night! It honestly made our time memorable and more fun. Another server even remembered one of our friends from last time. He welcomed her back and even asked if she wanted the same order. The fact that he remembered was showed the impeccable service they have. Truly a wonderful team.
  39. BM

    BobM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cafe met all of our expectations. The food was wonderful service great and the presentation of the food excellent. However the music was questionable but we will go again.
  40. KC

    KatieC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Must have been a bad night. I went on recommendation from a friend who had a great visit before. I eat out alot. Definitely did not meet my expectations. Out of food. What was ordered was average quality and presentation. Taste was less than average. Wine was forgotten. Had to ask for it. Probably will not go back and have been sharing my experience with friends and colleagues.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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You can order delivery directly from The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar using the Order Online button. The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 697-8679.

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 958 OpenTable diners.

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar

2800 Sexsmith Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1V5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Sexsmith and Beckwith Road, there is a public parking cross the road.

  • Neighbourhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Daily 9:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    All street parking are available for customers. Paid parking crossroad.

  • Public Transit

    1 minute walk from Bridgeport Skytrain Station

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    The Owner

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (604) 697-8679

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us for private event at reservation@thestory.cafe

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