The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar

4.6
205 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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.

Support The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar during COVID-19

Offers

  • Happy hour special - discount on food and alcohol

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Sat 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Happy hour 3-5pm, Everyday. Discount on food and alcohol We have fresh oysters, big list of appetizers, wine selections and beer on taps.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 205 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this place! The food and service were great! We were taking my dad out for his birthday lunch, and they went out of their way to make him feel special on his day 😁 Thank you!

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Barby
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Will go again for their brunch services, apparently brunch is their strong point, dinner was so so.

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Globetrotters
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great staff: Thank you Tyler, Merci Marc-Andre and hope to experiment your good cuisine. See you again soon. Thank you to the Chef and kitchen staff without whom we would have to eat our oysters with their shelves!

DC
vipDChan
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

It becomes one of our breakfast spot every week. The almond croissant is always the best. Reservation is highly recommended as it is a relatively small restaurant. The seating are always promising if you reserved a table. Found some reviews about the seating, however, it was never an issue to me during months of visiting. Saturday and Sunday are usually full house, so be prepared and make reservation well in advance. I am going to try out for dinner as the Lobster Fest is going on in March.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

All food are excellent

MC
MaiaC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, great staff, good food and awesome coffee.
Would like to see more vegetarian and vegan options than just a creative healthy salad.

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Rebecci
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic Eatery in Richmond! We have dined here 3 times recently and have been impressed with the food, service & ambiance on each visit. Quality ingredients prepared beautifully with delicious coffee & homemade pastries. Try the seafood chowder, the pesto prawn pizza & ANYTHING off the brunch menu! The exceptional service by "Havi" is friendly & attentive and will keep us coming back, along with the delicious food. Our new favourite Café! ❤

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LeahL
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is good portion, price and quality. Staff are very responsive and friendly.
Reservations required at this point but they seat you on time.
Highly recommended

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GregC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time dining at Story Cafe. Food was great and our server was very pleasant! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

It was a great spot - hidden gem for sure !!!! Service was so so, there was a really nice server that helped us after the initial seating she was great! Will recommend and comeback !

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SavannahA
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The friendly staff & the delicious food is the reason why I always come back & enjoy my time in the establishment. The design of the restaurant is very cool. Don’t miss the live music nights. You do need to book ahead because there is always a lineup. People love it.

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Annu
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

it was a bit quiet in there, our table was definitely the loudest. food was great, pizza was ok but lobster gnocchi and pochachos were awesome. wine was cheap. definitely will be returning

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eataround
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good. Lobster bisque not overly creamy which is good. I had the ribeye steak and it was the thin 1/2 inch type. Just not my cup of tea. Foie gras was very good. Overall it’s a nice restaurant, a bit pricey tho. Might visit again.

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CindyF
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved this place.. the people were so nice and the food fabulous! I totally recommend going here! I will definitely be back! What a nice little hideaway cafe! Well done!!❤️

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Nana
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

My experience at The Story Cafe was underwhelming. I was disappointed to see they offered no gluten free alternatives. The high prices did not reflect the food quality. My eggs tasted like they were coated in bacon grease, my $3 avocado add-on was not even half of an avocado and I was charged $1 for a hot water with a lemon garnish (that is a first for me). The espresso was great, the servers were kind and cheerful and the ambiance seemed to be aiming for a trendy industrial look. Would I go back? If it were just for a good latte yes, but food? Probably not.

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FionaY
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Other than the cutlery was missing , we got good food, service is ok that evening. However the hostess in the morning shift is fantastic, she is energetic , friendly n has pretty good interaction with guests.

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SusanR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This was our first visit. The ambience, service and food were all very good. One of us was celebrating a birthday and was give a complimentary cheese cake. Have already recommended it to a few friends.

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vipRobertD
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time I bring a business acquaintance to The Story for a meeting, the response is always the same "WoW....what an awesome cafe". Great venue, great food, great ambiance and amazing staff. It's a 2 minute walk from Bridgeport Skytrain station (Canada Line), so I stay in Richmond and my business acquaintances come from Vancouver on Skytrain and we meet at The Story. Saves a lot of hassle and people enjoy coming out for a breakfast or lunch meeting it gives them a break from the "home office" and I can assure you that The Story has created an amazingly good Covid safe environment. Congratulations all round to them.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience4

Great food, wish the service can be better

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DutchLady
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Loved it! Funky decor in an old commercial part of Richmond. Food was delicious and fresh. We’ll go again

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Caray
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The salt and pepper wings we ordered was over salty, we told the staff simply during check out, didnt expect they immediately write off that order. Thanks !

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LukasM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It’s worth it. Book the rezo, show up, eat good food, be treated well and leave happy. Enjoy.

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vipblueskyjeff
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Went there for Valentine's Day, it was set menu, limited choice and quite expensive for what it offer. 75 buck each person. the portion is much smaller than what it usually offers. It is hard to run a restaurant business now, but trying to charge more and serve less isn't gonna promote the business.
Been there few times for lunch and dinner,
i love the food there, it is inexpensive and exceptionally good.
the service is hit and miss, some staffs are quick on request, some just takes their time like... other can finish it 10 times and s/he will finally show up.

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JeanetteM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love everything about the story Cafe!!
Food is great, affordable and fits the budget.
Will keep coming to this place.

JM
JMYAY
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful decor and a nostalgic display of cameras, typewriters, LPs, etc. Brunch choices were excellent and the service was very friendly. A must try.

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RomonaT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

just an fyi, the tiramisu tht night was dry & tad hard in the middle.

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Kevthefoodlover
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great hidden gem. I have been here twice. Food is excellent. I recommend the steak and eggs. Reserve a table if you plan on going.

RD
vipRobertD
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I discovered this little gem of a cafe a couple of weeks ago by accident and it’s now most definitel

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The pasta, clam chowder, and foie gras appetizer are very tasty. The ambiance and service is exceptional. I would recommend my friends to visit this restaurant.

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MargritE
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, super friendly and efficient service,food presentation #1,diverse menu.

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Wale
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommended. Amazing food and service plus great value. What more could you ask for!

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ErinM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We LOVE this place. Food, ambiance, serving sizes, coffee.... all perfect.

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MableL
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommand to all my friends to try out at your Cafe. I always enjoy a wonderful meal and friendly service.

KG
KenG
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a lovely little restaurant! We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner here. The meals were delicious - I had Seafood Linguine and my husband had Seafood Risotto. Service was excellent and the restaurant has taken the appropriate precautions for Covid-19. We will definitely be back.

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Ranu
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there for my husband’s birthday. Ambience and food was fantastic!

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DennisB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great
Server interacted with us
and was delightful
Thanks , again for the experience
We will be back

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vippanmic
Vancouver
78 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food
Good service
Nice wine
Nice music
Free parking

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Small place, cozy and nicely decorated. Food is tasty and had a good dinning experience. I will recommend this place for people who are looking to just sit down have a snack, coffee/tea and chit chat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Table was late . Good value and decent food but wait time not worth. Also food came out at random times half the table was done eating before the 2nd half started- friendly service

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vipAdamW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fun brunch atmosphere with a variety of quality classics.
The service was excellent, friendly, and fun.
Overall excellent experience.

I had the chicken and waffles, which is a dish that's hard to go wrong, but I've definitely had better / bigger portions. Not a lot of seasoning going on but still delicious.

Would recommend an extra spicy caesar. Very delicious.

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 4.6 stars by 205 OpenTable diners.

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thestory.cafe/gift-card/.

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.