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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

$$ - $$$, Healthy,
304 Stone Rd W, Guelph, Ontario N1G 3C4, Canada
+1 519-824-4138
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good51%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“french toast” (4 reviews)
“burger” (11 reviews)
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Bar, Healthy, Canadian, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
304 Stone Rd W, Guelph, Ontario N1G 3C4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went there to celebrate my niece and my sons birthday. We made reservations for 10 people the day before for 5 pm. I arrived 10-15 minutes early in hopes to relax and have a drink before others arrived. No such luck, not even a...More

Thank Indywendy2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch on a busy Sunday. Service wasn't great as it took at least 45 minutes to get our food, but they were very busy and our waiter was very apologetic. Two in our group had breakfast which they were very happy with. Food...More

Thank ToSquareBob1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by other friends, we visited symposium restaurant/bar in our week trip to Guelph/Ontario. and it was great. Delicious food, great service, good price and very friendly environment. The resultant's humble owner named Kawa talked to us and made it sure we are satisfied with...More

Thank Abdul-Raman M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a late breakfast. Pros: Service and servers were very nice, polite, and accommodating. Let us substitute ingredients in our orders. Food came out quickly. Fresh fruit juices were great. Beautiful patio. Cons: Hollandaise sauce they have is not real or authentic and tasted...More

Thank Jericho L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited for breakfast and I really don't have anything positive to say... After we were seated, we had a lengthy wait before our server even made an appearance only to be told how rushed off his feet he was. Other tables seated after us...More

Thank MichelleS127
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The brunch here was great, there were many options to choose from. The service was also great! Also a very convenient location.

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were driving around Guelph and wondering where we could get dessert to stretch out our evening date night. Symposium was a great choice. Tons of selection. Even a couple of smaller options. Great service. They will walk you through their whole...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Nice early bird special (4-6) out on secluded deck - felt like we were in cottage country or in Italian countryside. Good food - nice music - great service from Quinn. $15.99 per meal - great value.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Excellent patio! A great place for a girls night out on the patio. The staff are great especially Paul (great sense of humour)! You can't beat the portion size and the amazing desserts.

Thank nadinebV314XV
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Was there for a business dinner with a larger group - service and hospitality were wonderful - food was good - portions were very large - pot roast was very good - and the chicken parm was huge - everyone enjoyed the food. The place...More

Thank Sun_Turtles
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 Stone Rd W, Guelph, Ontario N1G 3C4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-824-4138
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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
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