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Symposium Cafe Restaurant and Lounge

) #4 of 10 Dessert in Waterloo #67 of 322 Places to Eat in Waterloo $$ - $$$ , , International
4 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W7, Canada
+1 519-746-3550
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W7, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A clean, pub-style atmosphere with booths and open tables. Lots to choose from on the menu. Appetizers and main were all good. Cajun shrimp app and the butter chicken both had just the right amount of heat. Desserts looked awesome, although we didn't try any....More

Thank CaroStev
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I often go to Symposium when we visit our daughter who lives in Kitchener. The food is always good, and so is the service. The cakes are excellent. I would give this restaurant a 5*, except I find it kind of pricey.

Thank Kay G
Reviewed 7 May 2017

My wife and I love the 2 for 1 cake on Sundays. Today we had coffee/wine and two pieces of cake. My wife had the creme brûlée cheesecake and I had the nutty chocolate. Both were excellent. The server was great, very friendly and helpful....More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I went to Symposium for the first time this weekend with a group of work friends. There were 18 of us and John was our very patient and organized server. I have known about Symposium for awhile. But hadn't been before. The atmosphere is nice....More

Thank BakingBookworm
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Great customer service, my friends and I come here often.. Nate is always nice enough to give us a cake tour! We are definitely making our visits more regular. :) Food is amazing, staff is great, we always feel at home!

Thank Natalija B
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We were in a private area which was nice. Service was a bit slow as they were busy. It was a sun buy one get one free cake which were the best cakes I have ever tasted.

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Fantastic way to spend Sunday p.m. Buy one piece of delicious cake and get the second one free. Coffee, dessert and friends, what could be better.

Thank hub7318
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We went to this restaurant today for the first time. We don't live in the area but we were visiting family in Kitchener and they suggested we go here to eat. The service was amazing, very attentive waitress. The food was so delicious. I had...More

1  Thank Paula M
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I went to Symposium this past Sunday, the 29th of January at around 2pm for a late lunch. I am not familiar with the area, so the restaurant was a nice surprise and break in my day. The restaruant was busy, but I was seated...More

Thank tarawidnaw6787
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Recently went here for breakfast and they were actually open on New Years day! Great service and great food. Never disappointed. My only complaint is the lack of gluten free options. Most breakfast items come with bread or english muffins, so it'd be nice to...More

Thank Rebecca L
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Average prices
US$6 - US$24
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
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Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
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08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
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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