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Symposium Cafe Restaurant and Lounge

4 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W7, Canada
+1 519-746-3550
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
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“cake” (20 reviews)
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Bar, Canadian, International
$$ - $$$
4 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W7, Canada
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

I went with the family for mother's day and was astonished at how poor the meal was and dismayed at the incredibly slow service. It was obvious they didn't staff enough people for a morning/early afternoon that was sure to be busy. Our drinks took...More

1  Thank Kelly Z
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

Friendly staff and good menu, there's something for everyone here for all times of the day. breakfast is great with good prices. Good portions and the quality of the food is very good. Casual atmosphere but semi formal would work too here.

Thank Arthur U
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Stopped here with my wife for some appetizers and drinks. The patio is great, well sheltered, spacious and comfortable. We had a few appetizers, which were a pretty good size and drinks. The selection of beers aren't particularly great, but I did find something suitable....More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

The place is average a little bit old, but the dessert and the coffee was good, prices were ok,service was ok too

Thank Autosmarto
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

A café with delicious offerings on toast, including gluten-free chia bread. All delicious, and tastefully presented. Many coffee and drink options, hot or cold. Beet espresso anyone? (Available without caffeine, too) MANY terrific gluten-free treat options to take away. Order at the counter, food available...More

Thank Don B
Reviewed June 13, 2018

I had dinner here with a friend on a weekday evening. We sat out on the patio...it was awesome! We ordered drinks, a wine and pint of beer, as well as a spinach dip to share as an app. It was ok...we found that instead...More

1  Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Had the pleasure of eating and drinking for the first time at this local favorite and was pleased with the service, the many menu options and their execution! We chose the perfect evening to experience their outdoor patio where couples, singles, groups and families enjoyed...More

Thank 1francophile
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

$10 for a slice of cake that doesn't even taste that fresh?! It's absolutely not work it. Not coming back. My last time here I had eggs and hot chocolate. Hot chocolate was good, but the eggs tasted like vinegar. I don't believe in paying...More

1  Thank Irina M
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Had lunch and stopped by desserts at many occassions - the ambience is good, cozy and friendly. Awesome cakes/dessert selection.

Thank mtraveller2018
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

The food is over priced for the quality you get. The atmosphere is nice, however, and a nice place to catch up with friends.

1  Thank travelswithdrea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Bar, Canadian, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, 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: 4 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 519-746-3550
  • E-mail
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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