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The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar, Richmond, BC

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar

4.6
4.6
875 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary American

The Story Café started with an idea that “there is a story in everything." We love coffee, music, food, and anything that can create or bring back a story such as an antique, vintage camera or a memorable music record. So in 2018, we began to think of an idea which would combine all the elements of things we loves into one restaurant.

We believe that nothing is useless. Therefore, as far as your eyes can see, all the decorations have their own stories and tales, they have been handpicked and gathered from all over BC. We hope you will feel like you are in a different century and a different time where the arts would thrive and generate amazing stories as you dine and enjoy the antique décor.

Throughout the week we have music nights that are dedicated to showcasing different musical genres and different talented musicians to give you entertainment and give back to the community in our own way.

The Story café invites you to join us and become part of our story.

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Booked 16 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 9:00 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–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 697-8679

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    The Owner

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us for private event at reservation@thestory.cafe

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Cross street

    Sexsmith and Beckwith 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, 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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What 875 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Great for Brunch

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Live Music

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Contemporary American

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Great for Brunch

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Hot Spot

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Sunday Lunch

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Contemporary American

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  1. JK

    JKong

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was great as usual!

  2. SW

    StellaW

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice place , really delicious food, and good music .

  3. l

    llama

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    not too many options for dinner! brunch menu looks better!

  4. LG

    LesG

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The place had great decor with the old sports car out front and the old books and radio and other antique things on shelves. The old music in the background was easy listening. The food was excellent with neat plate presentation. Good service. I will visit again when in Richmond.

  5. K

    Krystal

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience4

    Great tasting food and cool ambiance !! Let’s get that straight. But service was horrible and I’ve never seen such expensive drinks! The happy hour food menu was priced alright but not the best for happy hour in our experience of other places. A bottle of $16 Henkel Prosecco was $45 there!!!! I’ve seen a lot of drink menus and I’ve never seen a markup THAT high before haha! It was laughable. For service, we literally had to ask our server EVERY time we needed her, including taking our order. It’s not a very big place and lots of people left after we sat down, so I didn’t understand the lack of service. Even when she’d walk by, she wouldn’t give eye contact so I couldn’t wave her over. The service was the most frustrating part but the food was amazing!

  6. RL

    RaymondL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    The vibes were good, food was tasty and services were great.

  7. RG

    RonG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated our 2 friends birthdays and the place was busy. I recommend getting reservations. The staff was friendly and attentive. They have quite a wide range of delicious entrees. I had the spicy chicken burger with fries and latte. I asked on the reservation comment using open table if we could have a slice of cake and candle for the celebrants and they accommodated my requests. The ambience and decor was top notch and overall the value for the food and drinks that we spent was well worth it. I’d definitely recommend this restaurant for their delicious food and top notch service. Kudos to our server for being so friendly and accomodating.

  8. J

    Julesvan

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Been there a few times, never been disappointed. The lobster bisque calls to me... Great selection of appies, great cocktails, patio is perfect.

  9. SW

    SallyWeather

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service, prompt preparation, and delicious food. Truly made my evening. The only concern is I would feel more comfortable if the staff wore masks.

  10. KW

    KatieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So happy we found this place! Our new favourite spot in Richmond for a date night. Food and service outstanding! Will return to try everything on the menu!

  11. CL

    CL38

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great find in Richmond where good neighbourhood restaurants are hard to find. It was our first time and definitely won't be our last.

  12. AV

    AnVan

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The food was really good. Music was good but a bit on a louder side.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a good experience.

  14. GL

    GeorgianaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It would be nice if the soups can be a bit hotter. I believe pre warming the soup plates would help. Beef Wellington was a bit overcooked. Supposed to be medium rare but more like medium well. Sable dish was good.

  15. T

    Tully

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visiting Vancouver for work and discovered this gem near our hotel. Food was fabulous ( 4 of us all loved our meals)! Friendly and welcoming server...all round enjoyable experience! Highly recommend!!

  16. CH

    ChrisH

    Vancouver

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always awesome

  17. A

    Anon

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic all around! The service was attentive and the linguine carbonara was easily the best pasta I have ever had. Everything was incredibly flavourful and well worth the price. Be aware during performance nights that the volume can get quite loud and it may become difficult to hear each other

  18. PS

    PatriclaS

    Orlando

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our hotel recommended this little Cafe last week when we arrived in Vancouver. It is so good, we have gone 3 times in 8 days. Happy hr is amazing and the lobster prawn meal with gnocchi absolutely delicious. I only wish we lived in this area, as we would make it our regular dining spot.

  19. L

    Lotus1223

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I really enjoyed all of their foods . It was a very nice ambiance and excellent service . Definitely going back again !

  20. j

    joyce

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Delicious food but the insufficient portion. We all ladies already had late lunch, but this early dinner still not feel full. you need to order dessert or others.

  21. AL

    AaronL

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unique decor, great choice of music. The Story Cafe has an excellent menu selection and everything we tried were beautifully plated and tasty. Their patio lets in just the right amount of light during sunset.

  22. NL

    NeilL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Beef papardelle was amazing. Interior atmosphere was fun.

  23. JK

    JKong

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good music; good menu selection

  24. CD

    ChrystalD

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tried the pesto prawn pizza and it was so delicious. It’s my new favourite. The mussels are really good too. Everything I have had is amazing and I have had numerous dishes here.

  25. E

    Ellen

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Loved the food the cocktails and the service. Great place. Only problem was the entertainment was less than desirable. Singer consistently out of tune.

  26. MH

    MaggieH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall experience was really good. Service was great to ensure that we didn’t get rained on and to ensure we are comfortable and warm. We just wish that the patio cover (on the side) would actually block out the wind and rain. The cover was more of less for privacy only.

  27. PP

    PierreP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow, what a great find in this neighbourhood. We were stating at the River Rock casino nearby for one night before our flight and we were underwhelmed with the dining options at the casino. Someone recommended the Story which is a three-minute walk. The food was amazing, we both had the best salmon tartare ever, I had the beef wellington and my wife had the lobster gnocchi with a full lobster tail. Would definitely recommend.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was great. The Lobster Gnocchi was delicious. 2 adults 2 kids bill came to 160 before tip. We will be back.

  29. TT

    TalkerTomT

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Still a fabulous restaurant. As Vancouver Islanders we are disappointed with the reduced ability to reserve. Other than that we love it.

  30. DC

    DorothyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Food generally ok but the combination in the special menu needs to be improved as all items are quite heavy and filling needs to add sth lighter

  31. I

    Itsme

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    A great place overall. Service was good. Did not like my brunch choice this time which was the pulled pork on French toast. Pork was fine, French toast was very bland so overall food was unsatisfying this time.

  32. GI

    GIaG

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Story Cafe is a truly unique dining experience in every aspect - decor, food, service, ambience, location … Be sure to make a reservation, though, as it is a busy place.

  33. CT

    CathyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great friends, fabulous food and excellent service, can’t think of a way to spend an evening.

  34. JK

    JKong

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great music; lots food selection; love the drinks

  35. SJ

    SaraJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    I found overall foods are too pricey to go back. I won't order again that shrimp and scallop for sure. I like the duck dish but Burger was average for the price range. The servers were nice but not impressive. The interior was not stunning but comfortable with little space. I was there for my birthday but not my favorite birthday experience there for sure.

  36. SB

    SusanB

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Happy hour with my buddies

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food overall was good, just a little something missing, but can't put my finger on it, maybe the taste. I bit more spices perhaps

  38. m

    mywu

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Nicely decorated and tasty food. Server is very friendly. Must make reservation to secure a spot. Easy parking and close to sky train station.

  39. TM

    TesM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Surprised to receive bday cake at the end!

  40. DA

    DAyvr

    Vancouver

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The live entertainment and heated patio seating created an enjoyable vibe. Overall food was good and well presented. Sufficient portion for the price. The crepe Suzette has room for improvement as the grand marnier sauce was over power by the flambéed alcohol. There is no trace of orange or it’s juice. Will go back again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

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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 875 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.

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Booked 16 times today
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

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 9:00 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–11:00 pm

  • 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

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    The Owner

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, 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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