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The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar

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63 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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American
Welcome to The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar!
The History of The Story Cafe…

It’s all from a thought “There is a story in everything” by the owner. He loves music, coffee, brunch, drinks, antiques, vintage records, cameras, phones and more. So in 2018, he had an idea of combining all the elements into a restaurant. We converted a 30 years old warehouse into a new concept restaurant. After two years for all the design, inspections and constructions and finally The Story Cafe came to life and soft opened in March 2020.

We believe that nothing is useless, in fact almost everything in the restaurant has it’s age and we bought them off from their previous owner in lower mainland and want to give them a new life in our restaurant. When you walk into our restaurant, you may think you are in different centuries that would remind you your old memories

At the same time, we are changing the history everyday and creating our own story. We are inviting you to join and be a part of our story.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 63 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JENNYmom
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

So far so good.
Why need to set minimum 50 characters ?
Good means everything.

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Kaka
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

6 of us were there on Sunday nite for drinks, snacks , n desserts. Overall, the drinks n food were good. Our friends would like to go back for dinner. A bit disappointed when we found out they don’t music on Sundays. Servers were keen n helpful too!

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PeterP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice pasta with good oyster too. A lot of choices for seafood lovers.

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Blosfer2
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

Very crowded without adequate social distancing provision. Tables were too close. The overall area and space was too small to accommodate the tables occupied.
The food quantities were extremely small for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

really good place ilove it

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JuliaS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A great find Richmond. Our waiter was terrific and even remembered that we had visited the week before. The menu is varied and offers an excellent range of dishes. One member of our party had the duck breast and could not stop raving about it while another person declared her seafood risotto excellent. The French fries are amazing, hot crispy and with just the perfect amount of salt. We will be back.

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Pauline
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a great brunch at the story cafe! Will definitely be back to try other items.

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BB13
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tried it for the first time yesterday and it was lovely. The staff were super pleasant and efficient. Food looked and tasted great too
Only downside was lack of parking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything about this place! delicious food, fun decor and great ambiance. We loved the live Jazz music and the presentation of the food and drinks. We tried a variety of dishes, the mussels, meat lovers pizza, beef carpaccio, curried prawns & scallops and the surf n turf. I wish i could have ate more! cant wait to come back

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ShafinaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food. Cool new spot. Planes are loud so interrupts conversation, but other than that we had a good time .

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PatriciaW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Tables were spaced far apart and music was soft to allow conversation without shouting, so very safe. The location is in a quiet area with lots of parking. The service was very pleasant. Food was very good. Great for date night!

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MabelT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's a great place for brunch and lunch.
In summer, should book outside.

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RobertoF
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place to visit ! The Chef Luigi is amazing the kitchen staff takes great pride in serving the best tasting and looking dishes. I am extremely impressed with the greeter and servers the go out of their way to make us feel comfortable and the ambiance ..... My compliments to the owner , you have a winning team and it shows they love working for you! I am a regular since March and have taken my friends there many times !
Thank you for going the extra mile for my son's 4th birthday he loved it when the staff sang Happy birthday to him!
I will always come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited The Story for Sunday Brunch and had a lovely time. The food was excellent and the service was friendly. We loved the atmosphere of the space and enjoyed our time there.

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vipGetInMyBelly
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

It all started when I walked through the front door. Having previously visited when they first opened in spring, I was eager to show my wife the great atmosphere of this place and all the decor. I made a reservation online, as this was noted on their instagram as the only way to do so. I opened the front door to see a full restaurant. Many occasions where staff made eye contact with me but ignored my presence. When I was finally approached, I told him I had a reservation. He replied “I don’t even know how that system works. You can see we have a full restaurant. If you want, you can sit outside.” WOW. Rudeness at its finest, especially when their Instagram states NO PHONE RESERVATIONS, online only. Learn the system before using it. I had just come off a 12-hour shift so I was starving, so agreed to sit outside as he said they had patio heaters. He then walks me and my wife to the far south corner of the patio that is barely lit. We ask to have the heater turned on, then he kind of chuckled and says that specific one doesn’t work. Great. I guess I’ll eat with a jacket on. Having been here before, I know that service is on the slower side, but wanted to give them another go. Waited a while for a server to see us again and quickly put in our orders. Waiting...waiting....waiting...drinks do not come. Waiter does not come as we are in the far dark, cold area of the patio. Suddenly, food arrives and we had to remind him about our drinks to accompany our meals. Again, waited a while for those. Their saving grace was that the food, as always, was delicious.
This place really needs to step up with the service game and not take on more than they can handle. Back on Mother’s Day when I ordered take out, I waited SO LONG inside as they didn’t even have my order started when I arrived. Didn’t even offer me a coffee while I was there! Looks like they continue to take on more than they can handle. Also, learn to use reservation systems and not brush it aside when customers come

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krist
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Dessert was very mediocre. Main course were ok. Service was so-so. Patio area needs more adequate heating. Although they told me they had heating outside, but the heaters were inadequate, making it very uncomfortable and chilly to sit outside for an evening dinner.

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KenT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Enjoyable
Will be back
Outdoor patio good
Keep it up

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Thess
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was great! Friendly and helpful. Food is delicious!

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SamC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. But the music was a little too loud. Especially for Breakfast.

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Amazingraze
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu selection; cozy and quaint decor; awesome staff! Right in the heart of Richmond! Will definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place for brunch. Will be back again 😉

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The beef Wellington is my favorite! They make the best, cooked to how you like steak cooked! So worth it!

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vipVioletS
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Will definitely return again and again!

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NoushinA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was nice with pleasant ambiance. We quite enjoyed our brunch, and it’s definitely a place to go back to.

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SusanW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the special decor and the friendly service. Food was yummy! I Definitely will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just good food n great wine overall. Unique setting.

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VNguy
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent in every way! Great place to go with friends for an enjoyable time with good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience5

I found the tables were not 2 meters apart. It was pretty much full house at 1:30pm. Food was delicious and server was friendly.

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Sweetqt604
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Pros: Great atmosphere and delicious food, I ordered duck breast it was tender and delicious, cheesecake was light and smooth.

Cons: fruit fly went for a dive into my red wine, but they replace a new glass for me. Charged $1 for hot water

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AmraB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience4

I booked inside table but they put us outside at the corner. It was my and my friends birthday, we couldnt enjoyed as we expected. I asked if we can move in to inside if any table available, i didnt feel like they even tried. I got straight NO. The food and music was great But those two guys were serving did their job poorly. Long wait to get the water and no checking during the dinner. Other than service, i liked the place as it was my first time.

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FranciscoB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I feel safe, comfortable, food are great and service is good.. music is great.

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Vincent
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Overall the restaurant was amazing, the band playing that night was great, the only down side was we sat outside when I requested to be seated inside in my reservation. But it was understandable because it was busy, but I just wished I could’ve seen the band more which was the whole reason we came.

The food was amazing.

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Amazingraze
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I went for their Brunch menu. The food quality was great; service was excellent and ambience was awesome! Will definitely ho back to try their dinner menu.

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KimL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Hidden Gem, Good Covid protocol in place, Good food and services.

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AmilyN
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

try this place if you have not yet. we have been coming back again and again. it's now a usual meet up place with friends and family.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

No table available. Arrived on time sharp. No apologies. Confirmed they received my reservation and I saw my name on their computer screen. Waited 5 more mobs and left, told the staff not going to wait any longer. Open table sent me reminder on text after 20 mins, told me go check in or cancel. No choice for being left out in the cold . So I replied to the text as cancel. Wrote to open table to explain that it wasn't a no show. No response from open table so far.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They were so nice-they admitted they over cooked our lava cake into a cupcake (but still good!) and gave it to us while making a brand new one! Can’t complain about double dessert

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ValBee
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

They ran out of glasses so we had to wait half an hour to get water. Service was really slow and disorganized.

On the other hand, the food was pretty good :)

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Ella
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reservation is a must - especially for seating during the music night. Food was very good & the service was fantastic. Nachos made with thinly sliced potato chips was delicious. Drinks were great too. Already made my next reservation for next week. Thanks Story Cafe : )

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CarmenB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is very good and the place. I can recommend to my friends. Live band is very good to.

FAQs

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with 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 4.4 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.