The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar

4.6
190 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
What 190 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FionaY
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Great food, wish the service can be better

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DutchLady
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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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.

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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
77 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food
Good service
Nice wine
Nice music
Free parking

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 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.

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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.

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Echo
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful meal and environment

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Noor
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off, the staff was AMAZING and so friendly and funny! Secondly, the food: not only did it came out crazy fast (we were literally in and out within and hour), it was all so delicious - the cream that came with the waffles was the best; not too sweet like other places. My partner was impressed with the sausages that came with the brunch, as they were unique compared to regular breakfast sausages that come with most breakfasts. Then happy hour - oh the mussels were so good! That broth... the only critique I have is please serve more bread with it!

It was our first time here and it definitely will not be the last. I want to try more food!!

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TYyl
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good decor. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff and great food! It was a wonderful experience.

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Nicole
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem in a not-so-glam location. There's always a line outside so I gather it's quite popular at the moment. Finally I got a chance to try at their lunch time and it didn't disappoint. Menu offers great varieties. Food was served pretty fast, hot and well presented. Staff there are nice too. Overall a very pleasant dining experience. I will certainly go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing mussels every time n scallops as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Going back to work and purchase of a home. Solo female! :)

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victoria
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great little spot in Richmond brunch and dinner

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ianb
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food presented nicely (very Instagram-able!) but actual taste is very OK 6.5/10.

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YSYH
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not consistent , first time was excellent , second time food and service was 5/10

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Customer service is superb! Food is good too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very good customer service and the place is cozy.

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vivian
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of nostalgic oldies memorabilia. Cute restaurant/cafe. Great happy hour options.

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None
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

their happy hour food was very good, that's all we had. Prices are in line with other places' HH. Parking on the street, no view at all but inside the restaurant is quite interesting.

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AmritaD
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating here and we really enjoyed it. The food and the service was great. Staff was friendly and polite. Even with all the COVID protocols in place, it was a very comfortable experience. Tables are spread apart and barriers in place to help stop the spread. Great options for breakfast. We tried the "Fly Me to the Bennies" and "Fried Chicken Benny" -- both were delicious and cooked perfectly. Looking forward to coming back again soon.

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 190 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.