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The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar, Richmond, BC

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar

4.7
4.7
1285 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary American
The origin of The Story Café emerged from the mantra “There is a story in everything”
So in 2018 when we fell upon a 30 year old warehouse, we saw the potential to transform the abandoned space into a warm, hospitable, unique eatery. Through consistent innovation, research and dedication we managed to blend our affinity for coffee, music, food and antique into a ambient mélange of vintage and nostalgia. Today, we proudly present our eatery to newcomers and are considered a staple in the Richmond community!

We are excited to share with you that our restaurant has been voted for the OpenTable Diners’ Choice 2023 award for multiple categories in Vancouver! This prestigious award is a testament to our commitment to providing exceptional dining experiences and top-notch service to our customers.

Vancouver / British Columbia best for : Live Music and Contemporary American
Vancouver Suburbs best for : HotSpot

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2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Breakfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Daily 8:00 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–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 697-8679
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, 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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  • 50% off all bottle wine on Tuesday and Wednesdays!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Mon - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.,Tue - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.,Wed - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.,Thu - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.,Fri - Sat - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Enjoy the 50% off all bottle wine on Tuesday and Wednesdays! All day

    50% off all bottle wine on Tuesday and Wednesdays! photo
  • Good deals everyday at Happy hour 3-5 & 9:30-close

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Enjoy the good deals we provide to the neighborhood

    Good deals everyday at Happy hour 3-5 & 9:30-close photo

What 1,285 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Contemporary American

1,285 Reviews
  1. JenM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    For proximity to airport and in comparison to other nearby options, this is a great spot to catch up and meet when in transit. A few more vegetarian options would improve the experience.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dishes. Good wine list. Casual but good service. Welcoming atmosphere. Would certainly repeat.

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  3. KevinW

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and excellent service! Been there twice and both times was very impressed!!

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  4. MelanieB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and unique fun ambiance! Would definitely go back again

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were excellent. The house wine was good. The evening was very pleasant except for the intrusions of technology. I had to get a new app, register and give lots of info Including my credit card number.This was not cool and took much longer than a phone call. Not all customers are good at typing into phones. When it came time to pay with my credit card, the machine asked me to tap my card before I had determined the tip I wished to give. I was not presented any options to leave a tip. In my opinion, leaving a custom tip should be the main option. Anyway, more time was needed for the server to learn how best I could leave the tip. The problem was remedied with a second transaction. Technology can be very useful, but annoying and time-consuming at the same time.

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  6. RachelleF

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent server and our good was great! A hidden gem

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  7. SophiaL

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Less musical instruments then last time I visit, the singer compare to last time, his performance was not as good, off key a lot this time. Hope he can practice more 😅

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Story Cafe! Great food, great service…Love the atmosphere!

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  9. Datenight

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    First time at this place, went based on a recommendation. Place is very small and parking is limited (close to RiverRock Casino). There is a paid lot but it is not apparent as it just looks like a dirt area across the street. Went in they said they don’t have any tables and we would have to wait 2 hrs. Looking around, the place was pretty empty but they said they were waiting on people who have reservations. So I decided to check for a reservation online. I was able to make that reservation for 7pm which was 30 mins from the time I got there (credit card required to book). I found it odd that I was told 2 hrs when in fact they had an open table in 30 mins. They did seat us at 7pm at a very awkward table for 2 nestled between other tables where their back was facing us. If someone stood up their chair would slide right into our table. This table happened to also be right in front of their only bathroom, so everyone had to squeeze by us every time they wanted to go to the bathroom. There were very long pauses between food and the server checking in. Had water most of the night bc no one asked us about drinks. Our appetizers were delicious, but they ran out of duck for my main. I asked the waiter what he recommends and I went with the beef Wellington on that recommendation. I was hesitant as I have had this dish many times before and I did not want to be disappointed. Unfortunately it came out and was under cooked. I was hoping for mid rare but it was more rare to blue rare.. I asked for a quick re heat to bring up temp and it was brought out beyond well done.. so much so that the beef had a crisp to it. Unfortunately I had to just send it back and leave it at that. They brought us a dessert to compensate for my meal which was a very nice cheesecake. In terms of noise it was extremely loud as we were surrounded by a couple of large groups and I found myself shouting at times to speak over a 2 foot table. The food was the only redeeming quality of our night.

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  10. Sally

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely environment to enjoy dinner with friends.

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  11. Grace

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pasta slightly oily but good flavour. Good service, didn’t feel rushed to leave even though the place was busy.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu had lots to choose from and the food was outstanding. Liked it so much went back for breakfast the next (today) morning

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  13. ILANA

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was as usual very tasty , but expensive. However, my mark for food is 9 out of 10. Will go again for sure….

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    A very good time overall 4 stars. 5 for the area I think We dined outside. Time of year made it cold for myself and my wife. Inside is very small so not a great option Food was great but not great over the top Noisy street noise was not a bonus to us Service was excellent, food was quick and hot. Fantastic

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  15. CrisB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not happy with how the French Onion soup came, it was warm so I told the waitress. She took it back and I expected that they would replace it with a new and hot one. It was hot alright but was very surprised and disappointed that it was my old soup. I knew it was my old soup as I had already eaten 1/4 of the cheese bread on the soup and when I got it back from the waitress, it was the same size of the cheese bread. Obviously, they just reheated it in the microwave.

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  16. JDem

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For an unexpected stay, and reading the reviews for this gem, it lived up to it. Accurate review of most tender pork chop, lasagna, braised beef ribs and melt in your mouth beef wellington. Calamari for an app were big and thick. Outdoor heated patio was cozy.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dog friendly patio love to go with my dog and family

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  18. Tinny

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is top notch as always. Service was lacking and very slow, always had to hunt down our server for everything, took her 20mins to get us a machine to pay (the payment machine was just lying there).

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience was amazing. Love restaurants that are dog friendly on the padio! Our server was super friendly and knowledgeable about the menus. Never had to ask for water. They always filled our cups:)

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  20. MeganK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great place for any occasion, the food is top notch and although may seem pricey for the fairly casual seeming setting your in, is worth every penny. They must have an amazing bartender because the drink list is amazing and such creative options, all of which were hard to choose from, definitely something for everyone in there. I love that they’ve incorporated their outdoor patio for all year round, giving more people a chance to be served. It was about 7c the evening we sat outside and with the heaters going I didn’t even need my jacket, a sweater was just comfortable. Will definitely come back, can’t wait to try their brunch!

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  21. RiFFs

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, lots of options. Great vibe inside!

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  22. GinnyC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Just found this place on google maps and thought we would give it a go as we had an unscheduled layover in a nearby hotel compliments of West jet. The accomodation and meal made up for a crap day of holdups and missed international flights. We were able to use the meal vouchers provided by West Jet too. Thanks team. Food was fresh and tasty and the ambience interesting

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  23. EdwinC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious seafood and dessert, but a little bit noisy

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  24. paulinew

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the service and food. Make sure you make a reservation. They are a very popular restaurant.

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  25. BearSouthof60

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Tried to book inside and sat on patio. A bit chilly and ate with puffer on. Table was tippy and someone tripped on heat lantern quick just about fell on us. Burgers and fries very tasty and fast served. Was not asked if want another beer. Overall 7.5 out of 10.

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  26. JerryH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dinner was fantastic the service also was fantastic. Very friendly place to go and eat. Both the wife and I loved it. You couldn't eat like that in a restaurant in Manitoba. Thank you for the experience.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the atmosphere, and the servers were friendly.

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  28. Jenjenparedes

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it! I ordered the lobster gnocchi and it was amazing. Will be coming here again for sure ❤️

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  29. YaoYaoAhead

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the Valentine's menu! Always try something new!

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  30. SirDouglas

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Valentines day set menu. Food was excellent. Service very attentive to our needs. We are regulars at this restaurant and would recommend it to friends.

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  31. DonnaB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bacon jam appetizer was excellent. It was a nice surprise to have live entertainment. Will definitely return!

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  32. RichieM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great all around. Food came quick and the service was fantastic.

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  33. Sally

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Casual dinner with friends. Good atmosphere and service.

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  34. TeddyC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The environment for the place and services are very good. Only little mistake is I ordered a deep fried chicken burger with fries, and the chicken came a little bit dry not juicy.

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  35. SusanL

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a lively restaurant, with excellent food and charming service. We are out of towners and select a hotel nearby, so so we can have a meal here.

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  36. Jaggy

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time for dinner there and everything was amazing from start to finish. Shay was the best server 🩷

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service by our waitress, Natascha was excellent. We took advantage of the half-price wine bottles on Wednesday and enjoyed some great wine. The food was excellent and it is a unique and warm ambience.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time dining at this restaurant. The quality of food quality and service was on point. I will be returning.

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  39. AndrewL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had brunch and it was so good we went back for dinner!

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  40. DianLeRoux

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Everythijg was great accept the behaviour of other customers. They were so loud I couldn't hear my girlfriend speak from 1 ft infront of me

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FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 1285 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

7:30 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 8:00 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–11:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • 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
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, 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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