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The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar

4.4
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42 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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 42 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place for brunch. Will be back again 😉

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
1 review
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were very good

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The food was ok but at their price point I am expecting something better.

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DebH
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I have been wanting to try this place out since they opened. Finally convinced picky hubby to go. We have a winner! Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Definitely going back. Cant wait to try their brunch menu. Hubby gave it a thumbs up which is a rare occurrence.

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vipKitayumi
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

new opening, want to try, made a reservation wanted to sit inside, but a few customers didn't want to leave, so we seated outside, a little bit chill coz they have no heaters and when the food came out were cold either. Need more improvement

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EugeniaC
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Small little place good for hanging out with a small group of friends

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Jmoj
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Could speed up service. Was dining at 1700 restaurant not busy but to get drinks took longer than the food service. Even getting coffee took longer than Starbucks busiest day. Waiter was great, restaurant clean and nicely decorated, location shady/industrial looking over a unattended lot. Only reason I will recommend the restaurant to others is for the food and your waiter but definitely not for the speed.

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LLYN
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Service was slow - food wasn’t great.
Wish they could offer a better menu.

Also, we went there for the Jazzy Pop but the music was just Jazz just like the Wednesday music.

I don’t know whether the performers are paid or not, but they should at least wear decent clothes. Not to wear slippers.

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ChiL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food and attentive staff. Location is easily accessible by public transportation. Lots of parking around.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had appetizers and beer and food was good. We really like the background music. Will definitely return to try the entrees soon.

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar
Responded on August 16, 2020

Thanks for coming and glad that you like our food. We will have a new menu in September and hope you will try them out in the future. Hope to see you on music nights soon

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MoninaB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious as always, great service and perfect decor!

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar
Responded on August 16, 2020

MoninaB, thanks for coming and glad that you like our food. We will have a new menu in September and hope you will try them out in the future. Hope to see you on music nights soon

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vipGourmand55
Vancouver
72 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific comfy and cozy spot. Great decor, good casual dining food and friendly service. Definitely worth hunting this hidden gem down.

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar
Responded on August 13, 2020

Gourmand55, thank you for coming and glad that you like our food and service. Hope to see you again soon.

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DocZ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great new eatery in an underserviced corner of Richmond, street parking is a breeze. Excellent value menu.

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar
Responded on August 13, 2020

DocZ, thank you for coming and glad that you like our menu. Hope to see you again soon.

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AnnaSA
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Practically everything we ordered was delicious. We had the mushroom burger, truffle fries, chicken and waffles, and carbonara. We initially thought we were off to a bad start because when we got there, we had to wait for a table to free up even when we had made a reservation via OpenTable. All in all though, we had a good experience as the food was great and our server was very pleasant as well.

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vipLila
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice decorations and great service. Food was good and price was reasonable. Nice little restaurant.

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar
Responded on August 13, 2020

Lila, thank you for coming and glad that you like our food and service. Hope to see you again soon.

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DouglasC
London
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good vibe and good food. Price is reasonable. Heard they have some live jam at nights. Cool.

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar
Responded on August 13, 2020

DouglasC, thanks for coming and supporting us. Glad that you like our food and vibe. Hope to see you on music nights soon

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BarbaraH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Our server did not seem to know about the specials. He was reading the specials from notes and seemed unsure of what everything was.
We were 4 in our party. 3 meals came together. The 4th meal came 10 minutes later. We waited for over 5 minutes and then started to eat so that our meals would not get cold.
They should have brought all meals out together.

The ambience and decor was nice. The food was good but not excellent.

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JasonH
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food and live jazz made for a great date night on the patio!

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar
Responded on August 13, 2020

JasonH, thank you for coming and glad that you like our food and music at our patio. Hope to see you again soon.

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KimL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good Food, Good Social Distancing, We will come again !

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar
Responded on August 13, 2020

KimL, Thanks for coming and glad that you like our food and preparation for COVID19. Hope to see you soon

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TylerF
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Food was pretty good. Just bad service. Worst part was my wife’s breakfast finally arrived once my kids and I had practically finished ours (even after waiting about 10-12 minutes before starting). No real apology. Wanted to cancel her food but the server never came around.

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RebeccaH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

First time visiting. It is a great little hidden gem. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was yummy. We sat outside in the corner and it was great but next time I will try inside to check out the cool decor. Will defiantly be visiting again.

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar
Responded on August 13, 2020

RebeccaH, thank you for coming and glad that you like our food and decor. Hope to see you again soon.

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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 42 OpenTable diners.

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