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US$5 - US$19
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Canadian, Contemporary
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Reviewed February 19, 2022

JEN was an amazing server... Great service and amazing food. She was so sweet and very helpful. Great night.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed October 5, 2021

I brought my son in for breakfast on a Saturday morning a few weeks ago. We were seated fairly quickly. It was clear from the start that they were very understaffed and I know this is the case everywhere, so no big deal. The lady...that sat us took our drink order because our male server was busy. When our male sever arrived, his uniform was SOOOOO dirty, it was gross. It look like it hadn't been washed in weeks. He was pleasant enough and took our order. Food arrived about 40 minutes later, my son had a 3 egg omlette and devoured it, I ordered eggs benedict and it was just OK. The Hollandaise sauce was not great, the English muffin was hard and stale and the peameal bacon was soooo tough. I ate it because I was starving and they were VERY busy. When we were finished, it took about 20 minutes to get our bill and pay. I honestly won't go back. The only saving grace was the staff were friendly and appeared to be doing their best.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 29, 2020

On a sunny afternoon the patio was almost deserted but the staff were friendly with service being quick. The food was tasty and portion size was decent. A pleasant stop to deal with hunger!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed December 23, 2019 via mobile

Great time! Give it a try! It's not just a cafe 😉 Breakfast Lunch brunch Second breakfast Luncheons Gatherings After tea Super Dinner Dessert Patio Beer Ale Wine Give it a try!!!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 8, 2019

Stopped in at 10:00 am for breakfast. Coffee, poached egg on English Muffin with peameal bacon. Waitress very friendly. Great service. Hot coffee. Tasty.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

The name café throws you off. It is an actually great restaurant with a great atmosphere. It is one of the best restaurants in Bolton. Go early because it's usually a wait. But, the bar is great to sit at and have a drink while...waiting. Food is excellent and the prices are pretty good.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

Good place to go for a coffee and chill. Good food and a very nice atmosphere. It’s our once a week treat.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

I went there with a group of friends. The service was slow and the waitress was a little pushy. She was snatching plates from the table as people were taking their last bite so we all felt rushed. I ordered the Pad Thai. The serving...was fairly big but the noodles were all stuck together. Ive had better elsewhere.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

Ordered the strip loin steak with mushrooms and demi glace, Mashed potatoes and veg... steak was cooked to perfection. Whole meal was great. I enjoyed it.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019

I've been here several times, mostly for lunch but sometimes for dinner too. I've never had a bad meal here. The menu is extensive. There is something for everybody. Service is good. There are many specials depending on the time of day and the day...of the week. Symposium is a great place to get together with friends but it tends to be noisy during mealtimes. It would not be a great choice for a romantic evening.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

I enjoyed the French toast and fruit delicious nice place to go for lunch with a friend we had a enjoyable lunch

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

A great place to eat, food and service is wonderful. I have been meeting colleagues at this location since the fall of 2018 and would highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Nice location with good food, conveniently location in the heart of Bolton. Great meeting place for business or pleasure. Menu is impressive but this place would be a great stop for a premium coffee & dessert as well.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Called around noon to make a post-movie reservation for the two of us for dinner about 645. The manager told me it wasn’t needed and just walk in. We walked in and were told it would be 45 minutes to get a table. Totally unacceptable!...That’s why I wanted a reservation. I know the food and service is good there but that’s not all that’s required. Too bad. I won’t be back.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

If you want a lovely meal with wonderful service then this is the spot. Great selection and always a 10 on service. The staff make you keep going back. Romantic place to take someone. Laura and shawna are superstars. Thanks for making each experience better...than the last. BrettMore

Date of visit: August 2018
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SYMPOSIUM CAFE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, Bolton - 192 McEwan Dr E - Updated 2022 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5