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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

$$ - $$$, ,
307 Cundles Rd E, Barrie, Ontario L4M 0G9, Canada
+1 705-737-1818
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  • Very good20%
  • Average16%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible9%
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Bar, Contemporary, Canadian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
307 Cundles Rd E, Barrie, Ontario L4M 0G9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommended this location for lunch for my parents (seniors) based on my experience at the Vaughan location but it did not live up to the Symposium reputation. The wait for food was much too long (we had to ask for it and it was...More

1  Thank Christine J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is my 1st review, I just had to say something because it was just so bad. 1st of all the service was fine, our server was great, nice girl. We went on a Monday night they had a special on, advertised $4...More

Thank Sebastian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am still quite shaken up about our visit to Symposium last evening! My husband and I were excited to take our 3 year old for her first taste of Symposium Waffles (which we both love). We sat outside in the patio section and I...More

Thank Angelika O
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Nothing to say except that this place is not worth it. Food is blah and desserts are far from fresh or tasty.

Thank AamirandAliyah K
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Had dinner here recently, chicken souvlaki with rice and greek salad. The chicken was cut into very small pieces instead of being in larger chunks...weird but it was still moist. The greek salad could definitely benefit from some real feta, there was a sprinkling of...More

Thank gogitoronto
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Took my daughter for breakfast. Ordered peameal bacon and eggs. It comes and it's regular bacon and was so fatty. So I told her I ordered the peameal. She took my plate scrapped off the bacon then brought back my plate so I could continue...More

1  Thank Denise M
Reviewed March 5, 2018

We went for a pre-theatre dinner. The decor was pleasant and the servers friendly and helpful. Our entree's were good, especially the fish and chips. Fish Tacos were satisfactory but didn't stand out. The Mediterranean Tilapia was a relatively lower calorie choice although I didn't...More

Thank DilysH
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Had breakfast at the Symposium Cafe in Barrie. Breakfast was good until I finished my coffee and found a big piece of Kleenex / napkin / filter in the bottom of cup. Took it to waitress who apologized. Experience made my stomach turn. Too bad...More

1  Thank Rob B
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

We went for the first time with our kids. The decor is really nice and the server was very friendly. The time between ordering and having the food served was too long considering the restaurant was only 30% occupied. I had the butter chicken over...More

1  Thank kenandelsa
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Went in for some desert for my birthday and was not disappointed looking forward to going back very soon

Thank Melissa G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 Cundles Rd E, Barrie, Ontario L4M 0G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-737-1818
  • E-mail
BREAKFAST, BRUNCH, BURGERS, DESSERTS & MORE Dine at Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge Barrie, located at the Cundles & Duckworth Commercial Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart, Cineplex, Zehrs, & L.A. Fitness). Symposium brings its unique hospitality to the Simcoe Muskoka region. Just minutes away from Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre & Georgian College, Symposium Barrie is open 7 days a week – early mornings to late nights – offering full dining options including breakfast & brunch (served daily until 4pm), mouth-watering desserts, burgers, seafood, steaks, sandwiches, vegetarian options, fresh fruit drinks, full bar and daily specials. Add 95 indoor seats and 40 seats on a beautiful, outdoor patio – you’ll make Symposium Barrie your favourite restaurant!
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