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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 #106 of 297 Restaurants in Waterloo
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Continental, Bistro, Family Fare
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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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Alberta
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200 reviews 200 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My first time there. Contrary to some of the reviews, the service was great - fast, friendly, and we caught one server going off shift but the replacement was just as good. It was a weekday noon so not crowded at all. We all had a flatbread, three different kinds. They were ok but served without flourish or garnish. Why... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant 4 times in the last two years, and much like the reviews it is very hit and miss. Only twice when I have been to Symposium have I actually had the opportunity to be seated. As was the case last night when I walked in with my boyfriend. Half of the restaurant had "closed"... More

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London, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Overall great time and food. The setting of the restaurant is unlike any other place my family has been to, and it's a great setting for almost any crowd (party, quick get together, date, ect.)

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I'm very understanding when it comes to the service industry, I know how it can be. Waited 20 minutes for waitress to come, close to half hour for a drink. Over an hour for food, which was cold and bland. Was never checked on. After being long past finished and our stay was close to 3 hours, we wanted to... More

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Ontario
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115 reviews 115 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My boyfriend and I ended up at Symposium for the dinner for two Thursday. The soup was good (neither amazing or bad). The dinner was okay. I guess what they are known for is the desserts, and we picked a fluffy coffee type cake which was good and I would go back just for the desserts next time. The highlight... More

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Toronto, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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Additional Information about Symposium Cafe Restaurant and Lounge

Address: 2-4 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W7, Canada
Phone Number: 519-746-3550
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, Continental, Bistro, Family Fare

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