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The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar, Richmond, BC

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar

4.5
4.5
930 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today

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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

  • Area

    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

    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

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What 930 people are saying

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Live Music

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Contemporary American

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Hot Spot

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Contemporary American

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  1. k

    kailant

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Enjoyed the food and the menu selection but difficult getting service. It is also very difficult to get into contact with the restaurant prior to my reservation. Tried calling them to ask a question about the menu but was directed to send them an email. I emailed them with a guaranteed 48 hour reply but never heard anything back.
  2. TA

    TheAteam

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were very accommodating when I had to modify my reservation but it was a bit of a pain getting ahold of them. Service was great and the food delicious.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall ok, just people has pet to come along the restaurant, when they walked by, the fur flies over my food. 😅
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its always so nice and pleasant to go to “The Story Cafe”
  5. K

    Kenbeaucope

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The scollops that I ordered from appetizer seem not fully cook. The risotto my friend order doesn’t taste good either . The duck breast I order is really chewy. Not tender . But our server miki is cheerful . She always smile and always come up to see how we are doing. I love the atmosphere .
  6. DG

    DonnaG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was very good buy small portions for some of the meals great service but quite pricey
  7. JS

    JamesS

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been for brunch a few times and dinner once. Staff are super friendly and attentive. Food is terrific. Location can be a bit noisy but does not detract from the experience. Highly recommend this terrific unique spot.
  8. G

    Gourmand55

    Vancouver

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Was not prepared for the live music, but it was a pleasant surprise. Food and service were, as usual, excellent. Story Cafe continues to be amongst the best places in Richmond to dine.
  9. A

    Anonymous

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food is delicious, but honestly the staff are the ones that make it the best experience. Everyone's friendly and kind. During our birthday dinner, we asked a server to take a group photo for us. One of the servers cutely jumped into the photo for a funny photobomb. One of the best photos we gotten from that night! It honestly made our time memorable and more fun. Another server even remembered one of our friends from last time. He welcomed her back and even asked if she wanted the same order. The fact that he remembered was showed the impeccable service they have. Truly a wonderful team.
  10. BM

    BobM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cafe met all of our expectations. The food was wonderful service great and the presentation of the food excellent. However the music was questionable but we will go again.
  11. KC

    KatieC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Must have been a bad night. I went on recommendation from a friend who had a great visit before. I eat out alot. Definitely did not meet my expectations. Out of food. What was ordered was average quality and presentation. Taste was less than average. Wine was forgotten. Had to ask for it. Probably will not go back and have been sharing my experience with friends and colleagues.
  12. c

    ccor613

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Sat us right on time with reservation. Food and service was excellent. Highly recommend- definitely need a reservation
  13. RS

    RodolfoS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Me gustó, estaba lleno y debí reservar para más tarde exelente servicio y alimentos, solo no hubo salmón como en su pagina y pedí hamburguesa de salmón mejor.
  14. AS

    AyshaS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best restaurants in Richmond! The food is amazing and the price point is good as well! You will NOT be disappointed
  15. J

    Jann

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious. Live jazz music made for lively atmosphere. Great place for small groups.
  16. n

    nigel

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really Great experience once again, food is amazing, service is always warm and friendly, really great staff. There was live music that night and it was really good. The place has a great sound system. I cant recommend this enough, wonderful venue.
  17. BK

    BernieK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The evening was great. We started with the crab cakes and mains we had the Vongole and the pork belly with scallops. Dessert we shared the Apple Parfait. Everything but the crab cakes was from the summer menu. The chef showed a deft touch as everything was well seasoned, but they didn't take it too far. The margarita was spectacular as well. Ambiance was provided by the live music which was perfect. It wasn't too overwhelming that we could have a conversation, and we were seated right beside the performer. Would highly recommend this place to others.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic. Highly recommended.
  19. JH

    JillH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    So food was great. We came off a cruise and it was right near Hampton Inn so had lunch and dinner. Server at lunch was good, quick, helpful. Dinner I think she was new so kept forgetting the water bottle for table and salt and pepper. She was sweet just forgetful. The food was awesome. Lunch we got lasagna, burger, chicken sandwich and they were all outstanding.
  20. Y

    Yummy

    Vancouver

    121 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Disappointed. Service issues. We were warmly greeted and then seated immediately upon arrival. Menus were put on the table and water brought. Then we waited. And waited. And waited. No service. No one to be found. Finally, we flagged down the bus-person to ask if we could order. She summoned the server who came immediately. Super friendly, full of smiles and trying her best. But her lack of experience showed. Same with the bus-person. Both friendly and helpful and tried hard, but need better training and a lot more practice. After ordering, drinks came promptly but we waited a long time for food to arrive. We were pleased when our appetisers finally arrived, but as soon as they landed on the table, our main courses arrived at the exact same time. No good! Not enough space on the table, and we weren't able to enjoy and savour our appetisers without having to rush to get to our main courses before they got cold! The linguine vongole was a bit dry so we had to lubricate it with broth from the mussels. (The mussels were good -- nice and plump). The cornish hen was meh. Could have used more jus on the plate so it wouldn't be so dry. The best dish was the short rib pappardelle. Desserts were fine but nothing special. We really wanted to like this place as we had heard so much about it. But sadly we won't be rushing back.
  21. m

    mich

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice and relaxing ambience. the service is very genuine and everyone is very kind. food is yummy and there is a big selection. i have been to both brunch and dinner, i will be coming back again for both :D definitely one of my go-to restaurants in vancouver/richmond/burnaby area.
  22. p

    panmic

    Vancouver

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on 23 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food Good service by Marie Good wine Good music
  23. AJ

    AtomicJ604

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Had trouble deciding what to get because it all looked good!
  24. V

    Violap

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious, we had the chicken liver pâté and is was silky smooth. The gnocchi with lobster and the house risotto with shrimp and scallops did not disappoint. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience5
    Great place. I visit often this place in small groups but today I made reservations for 6 and they forced us to pay 18% more for service. I really appreciate restaurants employees for their hard work and adding a great TIP for the service is a MUST for me. Never less then 20%. But today being forced to pay whit out the option of choosing the amount I wanted to add for tip was very disappointed and disrespectful from my point of view. 👎👎👎
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greater Taipei

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delicious food and really great service!
  27. j

    johnp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance of the Story Cafe. The decor, music and general atmosphere was nostalgic and perfect for a quiet late afternoon repast. It came well-recommended by several sources.
  28. MK

    MeghanK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding! So great we went 2 nights in a row!
  29. DN

    DanN

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Excelent food, portion size was a bit small but quality and taste was great. Will come back to try another dish
  30. G

    Gempire

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily my favourite restaurant in Richmond. The food is amazing. Service and ambience is great. I have been several times and will be back soon. I haven’t had any disappointments on the menu, just delicious surprises.
  31. AL

    AnnaL

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marie and Jordan was great. Very happy with the service and food. Will definitely be going back.
  32. MJ

    MJC21

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious dinner at The Story Cafe. My girlfriend had the Vongole Pasta (clams & linguine), my son a burger & I had the Beef Pappardelle. We all finished our entire meal. The starter was the Bacon Jam and was Devine. The atmosphere was pleasant and low key for a Saturday night. We had a late reservation at 8:30 so that may be why. The decor is wicked cool and plenty to look at while waiting or dining. I highly recommend trying this place even though the area itself is rather drab.
  33. DM

    DanielaM

    Vancouver

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service and food tasted great. I really like the atmosphere. The food presentation could be a tiny bit better.
  34. AZ

    AnnaZ

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little out of the way place. We were here for a late night snack after a late flight into Vancouver. Had the charcuterie for two. Very tasty. Nice selection. Waitress recommended coming back for breakfast the next morning and she was right. Lots of breakfast selection and it was delicious!! Had the Benny on English muffins yummm. Potatoes were absolutely delicious also. Definitely a place to visit. Lineup wasn’t too bad
  35. EB

    ElenaB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My favourite place to dine out in Richmond. They also have THE best molten lava cake 🙌
  36. a

    archiepen

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Ambience is so good.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are visiting from Manitoba, and chose this restaurant because of the great reviews and close proximity to our hotel. 100% did not disappoint. The atmosphere, music, service and and food were all exceptional. Highly recommend.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has lots of good things to share….delicious foods, classy decor, friendly staffs especially we went on the special music night. What a wonderful time!
  39. KN

    KaiN

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was fast and helpful.
  40. k

    kk821

    Vancouver

    153 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time here, and the experience was really nice. Dinner menu was quite yummy, but appetizer portions were a little small. Their service was very friendly, and they even had live music, which was a nice touch although a little too loud as it drowned out the dinner conversations. Overall, it was a very nice evening with friends! Would definitely come back to try more.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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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 4.5 stars by 930 OpenTable diners.

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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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.

  • Area

    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

    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (604) 697-8679

  • Private party facilities

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

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