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“breakfast experience”

Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #16 of 383 Restaurants in Guelph
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Healthy, Canadian
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Dine at Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge Guelph for a special dining experience in the Guelph, Ontario community. Located in Guelph’s business area, across from Stone Road mall, Symposium Guelph is open 7 days a week – early mornings to late nights – offering complete menu dining options including full service breakfast and brunch (served daily until 4pm), mouth-watering desserts, burgers, seafood, steaks, sandwiches, vegetarian fare, fresh fruit specialty beverages, full bar, and rotating daily special features. With 140 indoor seats, 2 private rooms for large groups/business meetings, a 60 seat bar lounge and a beautifully redesigned outdoor patio, you will easily see why Symposium Cafe Guelph is a go-to destination for the bustling Guelph community. Try everyone’s favourite meal deal with our 7-Day promotions – the most innovative and popular in the Ontario restaurant market! And when combined with the Symposium’s customer service and quality, it’s no surprise that Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge continues to be honoured with Readers’ Choice awards including Best Breakfast, Best Brunch, Best Family Restaurant, Best Business lunch, Best Desserts, Best Atmosphere and Best Bistro.>Full service Breakfast/Brunch menu: Omelettes, Waffles, French Toast, Freshly squeezed juices>Lunch menu: burgers, salads, soup, appetizers, sandwiches, and full breakfast menu til 4 pm>Dinner menu: steaks, seafood, pastas, rice bowls and unique appetizers>Fully licensed lounge: specialty cocktails, over 30 martini options, 12 beer on tap, 34 varieties of wine, specialty coffee beverages.>Restaurant open early mornings and late nights>Late Night Kitchen & Dining: full restaurant menu available until closing including burgers, steaks, seafood>Business meetings and staff functions party menus>Award winning restaurant concept>Large scenic outdoor restaurant patio>Good selection of vegetarian menu options>Extensive menu selection of desserts: cakes, freshly made waffles, ice-cream, crepes>Early Bird Breakfast, Early Bird Dinner, Kid’s menu>Monday restaurant special: $5 burgers and $5 domestic pints>Tuesday restaurant special: $5 gl of wine and 12.95 pasta and rice bowl specials>Wednesday restaurant special: $5.25 Martinis and $10.95 Mussels>Thursday restaurant special: $48 Date night – Dinner for Two deal>Friday restaurant special: $5 off Wine List with Seafood Features>Saturday restaurant special: $13.95 Pitchers of Draft with Appetizer Platter Specials>Sunday restaurant special: 50% off! Owner’s Cellar Wines – 2 for 1 Cake Slice Promo>Cocktail Hour Specials: $4 Bar Shots, 4pm-6pm Happy Hour Specials, 11am-3pm Mimosa & Caesar specials>Late Night Specials: 33% Off Appetizers 4-6 and 10 until close
Guelph, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“breakfast experience”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

My wife and I had a great breakfast experience here today, enjoying a full menu..eggs, bacon, French toast all cooked to perfection....service was very fast. We chose to eat inside although it was pleasant outside. A little noisy at times due to the patrons. We split extra side dishes with no issues. Definitely affordable. We'll be back for dinner sometime soon.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Bruce M
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“very good food and rooftop patio for the summer”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We came here with a few friends for lunch. The location and outdoor seating was very nice. The server was friendly and helpful providing suggestions and had a great attitude. We ordered a variety of seafood and fresh bruschetta. The food was very tasty and with the combination of the atmosphere, this was a good restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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Guelph, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Very Good Breakfast”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

On June 2, my partner and I went out for breakfast at Symposium Cafe. Very impressive atmosphere and very well appointed. The breakfast selections were limited and most dishes came with three eggs. We decided to split the western omelette. It came to our table on two plates as they split the dish in the kitchen with no extra charges - nice touch. Our service was excellent so we were both very impressed with the Symposium and we will be back another day.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank goldenboy1947
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“No wow factor for me”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

My daughter had given great reports of previous visits for appetizers, drinks and dessert. So our family of 5 went out to celebrate birthdays. The atmosphere is great, the staff efficient and pleasant. However the food was lack luster. The best of our options was the souvlaki dinner. While good, it can't touch many other places on Guelph for Greek food. The burger was a burger. The fish and chips was flavorful but very crispy... perhaps a bit overcooked. The mussels appetizer came in an unremarkably bland marinara sauce. And you practically shredded them trying to get them off the shell. Chicken parmigiana was skimpy in size and not big on flavor. They offered fresh ground pepper but it could really have used some fresh Parmesan, which was not offered. All in all, our birthday dinner fell flat. We won't be returning.

  • Visited May 2013
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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
“== average to mediocre==”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

A beautiful place with attractive imitation frescoes on the walls.

We got great service from Paul, but the rest was mediocre. Two kinds of chicken wings (reasonably good), chicken quesadilla (dry with little taste), crab cakes (little crab, lots of filling) and mussels (tender but no flavor in a thick non-descript tomato sauce).

The chairs outside need cleaning, their cushions need repairs. We got all our food at 33% off, because we were there before 6 PM. It didn't make up for the mediocrity of the food.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank FlyingDutchman_12
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