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Symposium Cafe Restaurant and Lounge

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2-4 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W7, Canada
15197463550
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Dine at this Symposium Café Waterloo restaurant located at the historic...
Dine at this Symposium Café Waterloo restaurant located at the historic Waterloo hotel directly at Uptown Waterloo. This Symposium Café Restaurant location is conveniently located on King and Erb, and is open 7 days a week, early mornings and late nights for your restaurant dining pleasure. This Waterloo Symposium Café Restaurant seats 120 indoors and over 70 seats in a scenic patio, and has a private 40 seat private room. We specialize in large group settings and can accommodate last minute functions fairly easily.Hope to see you soon at this Waterloo Symposium Café Restaurant location!• Beautiful Restaurant Décor• Scenic Patio• Private Dining Room Dining• Open Early Mornings• Open Late Nights + Dining Available Until Close Restaurant HoursSunday – Thursday 8am to 1amFriday & Saturday 8am to 2am
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  • 25
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  • 35
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Experience!

Couple nights ago my friend and I came in and had a wonderful experience with the food, drinks and overall atmosphere at Symposium Waterloo. Special thanks to our server Jake that made the night just so much better!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Waterloo, Canada
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Waterloo, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Couple nights ago my friend and I came in and had a wonderful experience with the food, drinks and overall atmosphere at Symposium Waterloo. Special thanks to our server Jake that made the night just so much better!

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Thank Jaaaaai
Kitchener, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Glad to hear Symposium Waterloo finally got rid of the terrible female manager we'd had bad run-ins with numerous times last year. Things are definitely better now.... And in part we thank Jake the wonderful Cake man!

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Thank Melly G
Region of Waterloo, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I just came back from a great brunch experience at Symposium Waterloo. Daniella was our server and was both extremely friendly and knowledgable! She recommended the Eggs Benjamin and it was fantastic! She checked back with us frequently and was very prompt with everything we asked for. Definitely will return thanks to her!

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Thank Allana B
Region of Waterloo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to symposium numerous times and they never seem to let me down :) The food is absolutely delicious, from the entree to the desert! The atmosphere is very warming and comfortable. Our server Cliff made our visit very pleasant. He was very friendly and polite. Overall, the atmosphere, the food, and the service is wonderful! We will... More 

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Thank CassandraBroz
Region of Waterloo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Daniella Crowe was the best server I've ever had. The food came out at an alarming rate, was hot and we really enjoyed it. She came around frequently to check on how things were, and promptly came with the bill when we asked. One of the best dine in meals I've had. Kuddos!

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Thank Aaron S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's time to start the day, and I need some positive reinforcement. I have now had the pleasure of visiting the Symposium Café twice. Both Lisa and Daniella provided a service that was nothing shy of delightful. My overall experience has been wonderful and I can assure you, they have not seen the last of me!

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Thank Jessie B
Region of Waterloo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Daniella was one of the friendliest servers I have ever had the job of experiencing! Thank you Daniella I will be back thanks to you!

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Thank Johanna R
Region of Waterloo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was very cozy, and the dessert was amazing. Most of all, our server Lisa was very nice who helped us pick out what to get. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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Thank farah E
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food & service from Lisa and Daniella, can't wait to come back for breakfast! Would definitely recommend the Eggs Benedict!

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Thank Alison N
Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great visit at Symposium in Uptown Waterloo. Just stopped in for a quick bite, but were wonderfully served by Lisa who recommended the excellent breakfast potatoes. She ain't lying! Everything was as it should be along with some great service. Thank you!! Now, if only the ION folks can make Uptown easier to get to, all would be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2-4 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: 15197463550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 22
  • Cuisine: Bar, International

Description

Dine at this Symposium Café Waterloo restaurant located at the historic Waterloo hotel directly at Uptown Waterloo. This Symposium Café Restaurant location is conveniently located on King and Erb, and is open 7 days a week, early mornings and late nights for your restaurant dining pleasure. This Waterloo Symposium Café Restaurant seats 120 indoors and over 70 seats in a scenic patio, and has a private 40 seat private room. We specialize in large group settings and can accommodate last minute functions fairly easily.Hope to see you soon at this Waterloo Symposium Café Restaurant location!• Beautiful Restaurant Décor• Scenic Patio• Private Dining Room Dining• Open Early Mornings• Open Late Nights + Dining Available Until Close Restaurant HoursSunday – Thursday 8am to 1amFriday & Saturday 8am to 2am
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?