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Symposium Cafe Guelph Restaurant & Lounge

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American, Dessert, Bistro, Family Fare
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304 Stone Road West, Guelph, Ontario N1G3C4, Canada
+1 519-824-4138
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Dine at this Symposium Café Guelph restaurant located directly across from...
Dine at this Symposium Café Guelph restaurant located directly across from Guelph’s only regional mall, Stone Road Mall. This Symposium Café Restaurant location is conveniently located on Stone Road in a small Guelph shopping plaza and is open 7 days a week, early mornings and late nights for your restaurant dining pleasure.We are located in the heart of Guelph’s main business area and only minutes from the University of Guelph.This Guelph Symposium Café Restaurant seats 140 indoors and over 70 seats in a scenic stunning patio, a private 60 seat bar lounge and two 30 seat private rooms. We specialize in large group settings and can accommodate last minute dining functions fairly easily.Hope to see you soon at this Guelph Symposium Café Restaurant location!• Beautiful Restaurant Décor• Scenic Patio Dining• Fully Licensed Bar Lounge• 2 Private Dining Room• Located minutes from University of Guelph• Open Early Mornings• Open Late Nights 
- Dining Available to Closing
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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent meal but took time

We have visited this restaurant several times and have always returned for the experience. This time the food was up to its usual standard but it seemed to take a while to receive it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Neil P
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Caledon, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Met on April 20th for dinner with a couple of girlfriends. We met just after 5 and therefore, qualified for the early dinner menu. I had salmon with roast potatoes, veggies. The pesto was wonderful and the salmon flaked off with your fork. 1 girlfriend had blackened tilapia and that looked good My next dinner will be that. It tasted... More 

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Caledon, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have visited this restaurant several times and have always returned for the experience. This time the food was up to its usual standard but it seemed to take a while to receive it.

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cheeka23
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We went on Sunday morning at 11am..The place was packed and there was a line up. There was one table that they squeezed us around but we still had to wait 30 min. Service was extremely slow and there was another 40 min wait for our food. We all ordered omelettes which were good...and fresh tasting. I would like to... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We had two kinds of eggs Benedict and they were not bad but not great either for $10+ each. The food tasted OK but got cold very quickly. Service was prompt but very uninspired.

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Kitchener, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

we went Monday for burgers and for $4.00 it is a great deal Had two drafts...service was excellent - paul was our server

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is the second time we have gone here. Good service and good coffee. Food was served in a timely manner and everyone enjoyed what was ordered.

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Cheektowaga
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We went here on a Tuesday afternoon for an early dinner. We all ordered the same special, steak & pepper over pasta. Nothing fancy, but the flavour was excellent and the portions generous. The service was friendly and efficient, without being intrusive. The deserts were excellent. Too often, restaurant desert look inviting, but the taste disappoints. Not this time. 4... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Conveniently located across from the Stone Road Mall, the staff were very good, the food tasty and reasonably priced and the cakes. Well you just have to ask for a cake tour to try to make a selection. So many choices, so little time... (and tummy room).

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Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Wonderful place to have a room for the family celebration. Service was great! Food was very good. Wine was half price for the wine and 2 for 1 cake deal on the Sundays.

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Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A group of us have been reserving breakfast there for a few years but recently the service has been getting slower. Today was the worst service we have ever received and we've decided we will not be returning. On previous visits we had to specifically ask for "The Early Bird Special" menu which is actually a good deal for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 304 Stone Road West, Guelph, Ontario N1G3C4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-824-4138

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 17
  • Cuisine: American, Dessert, Bistro, Family Fare

Description

Dine at this Symposium Café Guelph restaurant located directly across from Guelph’s only regional mall, Stone Road Mall. This Symposium Café Restaurant location is conveniently located on Stone Road in a small Guelph shopping plaza and is open 7 days a week, early mornings and late nights for your restaurant dining pleasure.We are located in the heart of Guelph’s main business area and only minutes from the University of Guelph.This Guelph Symposium Café Restaurant seats 140 indoors and over 70 seats in a scenic stunning patio, a private 60 seat bar lounge and two 30 seat private rooms. We specialize in large group settings and can accommodate last minute dining functions fairly easily.Hope to see you soon at this Guelph Symposium Café Restaurant location!• Beautiful Restaurant Décor• Scenic Patio Dining• Fully Licensed Bar Lounge• 2 Private Dining Room• Located minutes from University of Guelph• Open Early Mornings• Open Late Nights 
- Dining Available to Closing

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?