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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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  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
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“fruit cup” (3 reviews)
“veggie wrap” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W7, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

What a hidden gem. From the street you cant see that this place has a lovely patio. We went there on a weekday morning and enjoyed an early lunch. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. The owner even came out to see...More

1  Thank m0m1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

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
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Very unique and cute interior. Moderately wide menu. I had their veggie wrap and French onion soup and loved it. I have yet to try their desserts! Apparently their cakes are to die for!

Thank Paige W
Reviewed February 17, 2018

Ordered our food, specifying eggs with whites cooked with yokes running. The other meal was scrambled eggs with peameal bacon, hold the potatoes with plenty of strawberry jam with the toast. The eggs arrived overdone, and the scrambled egg dish was over half covered in...More

2  Thank Wayne S
Reviewed February 5, 2018

went down town Waterloo saw symposium thought what the hell . it was awesome food was nice good portion size and the cake tour gotta do the cake tour just ask for it it was amazing .4 thumbs up courtious wait staff polite energetic and...More

1  Thank Robert S
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$6 - US$23
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
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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
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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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