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Symposium Cafe Restaurant and Lounge

2-4 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W7, Canada
519-746-3550
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Ranked #80 of 298 restaurants in Waterloo
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Continental, Bistro, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Visiting for the day, we all wanted brunch and ended up here. The chairs were so dirty I didn't want to touch it nevermind eat in it. Absolutely filthy. Since our guest choose the restaraunt we kept quiet. Waffles, eggs and sandwiches were all OK. Nothing special. Just typical diner food served on chipped plates. The service was average.I would... More

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Kitchener
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122 reviews 122 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Making my way toward the outdoor patio, I passed by the mouth-watering desserts behind the glass case. Mmmmmmmm does look good. It reminded me of walking into a European café and seeing the desserts there. I wondered if the cakes are very sweet as European baking usually is not. We sat outside the patio underneath a big umbrella. It would... More

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Waterloo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The desserts here are amazing and huge!! I went with family a few weeks ago when they had their Sunday special (buy any drink and get a dessert for half price). There were four of us so we each got a different dessert and shared. They were all really good but the cheese cake was especially good. I've been here... More

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I took another couple there for dinner. The service was prompt, the menu and specials were clearly explained and our orders arrived in a reasonable time, The food was really good and the server checked back with us several times. Dessert and coffee were produced on short order and the price was fairly high end, but worth... More

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Fanny Bay, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Being from BC, I asked my niece where she would like to go for her birthday lunch and she suggested the Symposium Cafe. Entering the restaurant, it's quaint, comfortably dim and has an old world charm. Both of us enjoy Eggs Benedict or their variations and this restaurant has 6 versions of it. My niece chose the Eggs Benjamin, which... More

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Waterloo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Belgian waffles were great with strawberries on top, aside fruit cup. We were there with a group of people so had the back room. A reservation was made. Parking is on the street, Waterloo town square and behind the restaurant.

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Waterloo, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

They used to have pizzas and all day breakfast foods, but not anymore. That was the only choice vegetarians had. Totally sucks if you're vegetarian. Great desserts through.

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Waterloo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is my second time visiting and I will be going back! Food was great, portions were just right. Service was excellent, the servers were very courteous and always asked if there was anything else we needed. Martini night is definitely my favourite, drinks are delicious and a good value! There's a newer female bartender there who can mix a... More

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Waterloo, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Symposium used to be one of my favourite places to eat in Waterloo. After going there for brunch with my family this morning, I will never go back. I'm not sure whether it is under new management or what, but one of the best restaurants in the city is now a complete farce. Portion sizes are a fraction of what... More

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Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Was in town for business and ate in a group of 20. Everyone was very pleased. The vegetarian options were appreciated by several members of our group. The pasta was excellent. I had the Top Sirloin, it was cooked perfectly, tender, and the potato/veg combination was very good. We were there on a Tuesday night and they had a good... More

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