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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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
So far so good.
Why need to set minimum 50 characters ?
Good means everything.
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！
Nice pasta with good oyster too. A lot of choices for seafood lovers.
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.
really good place ilove it
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.
Had a great brunch at the story cafe! Will definitely be back to try other items.
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.
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
Great food. Cool new spot. Planes are loud so interrupts conversation, but other than that we had a good time .
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!
It's a great place for brunch and lunch.
In summer, should book outside.
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!
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.
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
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.
Will be back
Outdoor patio good
Keep it up
Service was great! Friendly and helpful. Food is delicious!
Great service. But the music was a little too loud. Especially for Breakfast.
Great menu selection; cozy and quaint decor; awesome staff! Right in the heart of Richmond! Will definitely go back!
Great place for brunch. Will be back again 😉
The beef Wellington is my favorite! They make the best, cooked to how you like steak cooked! So worth it!
Fabulous food and service. Will definitely return again and again!
It was nice with pleasant ambiance. We quite enjoyed our brunch, and it’s definitely a place to go back to.
Enjoyed the special decor and the friendly service. Food was yummy! I Definitely will go back!
Just good food n great wine overall. Unique setting.
Excellent in every way! Great place to go with friends for an enjoyable time with good food.
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.
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
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.
I feel safe, comfortable, food are great and service is good.. music is great.
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.
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.
The Hidden Gem, Good Covid protocol in place, Good food and services.
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.
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.
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
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 :)
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 : )
Food is very good and the place. I can recommend to my friends. Live band is very good to.
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.