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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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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible12%
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“cake” (22 reviews)
“fruit cup” (3 reviews)
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Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Hours
Bar, Canadian, International
$$ - $$$
4 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W7, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

very poor we had ordered a burger and fries, the burger was a frozen patty tastless, the bun was totally stale and old the salad inside had turned black, we brought it to the attention of the waitress, took 20 min for the manager to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank YKS
Restaurant's Favourite
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.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Arthur U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall not bad but felt the prices were a tad high given what you received. Quality and taste of food were good and service overall was very good. We prefer it for lunch vs dinner. Check it out though!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ShazFay
Reviewed November 18, 2018

I have been to several of the Symposium restaurants and I really like the food. This one has decent food....if they can get your order right. I have given them three times and I am done. I understand that things can get mixed up and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ajy733
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Wife and I stopped for a quick pint while we discussed the next stop. Good service and quiet vibe! And the desert counter looked amazing.... regret not grabbing something.... cakes looked ridiculously good!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mikeg_mikeg
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We were seated at the front of the restaurant as no booth was available. It was far from everything else, so much so that after we were seated and given menus no one came to take our order. We watched patrons leave and others come...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nsk416
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank DonB606
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - 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, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments, 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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