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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

338 Rossland Rd E, Ajax, Ontario L1Z 0L9, Canada
+1 905-683-3232
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“carrot cake” (5 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Hours
Bar, Cafe, International, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
338 Rossland Rd E, Ajax, Ontario L1Z 0L9, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Atmosphere was okay. The food portions seemed small for the prices. Food tasted good but I there wasn't enough!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 416trishad
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I really like the deals and food at Symposium Cafe. Sunday's have a nice two for one cake special and on the weekdays a two can dine three course meal special. I strongly recommend Symposium Cafe for a chill night out.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ddoopan D
Reviewed November 3, 2018

We have been to this place over 20 times in the last 4 years. Usually they served good food and provided excellent service. The last 4 times our experience has been dismal. Raw vegetables, uncooked chicken, wrong order. Manager took $10 off bill and justified...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Frank B
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

My friend & I ordered a pitcher of margarita to share. Tasted like some crummy margarita mix mixed with water, couldn’t taste the tequila or real lime and was bland. Our server Anna was excellent! When I told her my thoughts of the margarita she...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 567amandap
Reviewed October 16, 2018

I like this place. The quality of the food is not super high level, but the food is delicious nonetheless. I love the night when the mussels are on special. They are the BEST!! Definitely a nice place to come to with friends or family,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Katherine B
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We visited for breakfast, great food, not a large selection but they cover all the bases, fresh fruit served quickly Great friendly staff, service was awesome, we will be back to try them for dinner

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank brenth641
Reviewed October 2, 2018

They have specials so look our for these - always enjoy the atmosphere Food good and many selections for the picky eaters. Price range medium.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Carolyn D
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

My mom and I came here for lunch and it was a wonderful experience. The lunch menu had lots of choice, and they were also still serving a full breakfast menu when we were there which sounded delicious. The sweet potato fries were so yummy,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 832lianar
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Loud environment, very echoey. Hard to hear anything. Food was meh. Not super great, but passable. Seemed a bit pricey for what you get.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Justine H
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I recently visited and were pleasantly surprised. This is a small restaurant but has interesting decorated comfy chairs. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The manager even came over to ask how our dining experience went. The menu is somewhat different...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 619erles
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Anna Maria M
December 7, 2017|
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Response from DWGB | Reviewed this property |
Check their website. Symposiumcafe
June 28, 2017|
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Response from minc0mj0 | Reviewed this property |
check out their website...they have a lot of choices and variety for pretty much every taste :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-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, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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: 338 Rossland Rd E, Ajax, Ontario L1Z 0L9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ajax
  • Phone Number: +1 905-683-3232
  • E-mail
BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT Book your Holiday Party at Symposium. We have an extensive menu for every taste and for every budget. Office Party, Social Brunch, Large Group Gathering, Family Celebration: Symposium is the best place for casual, upscale dining where you can #taketime & #makemoments Dine at Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge Ajax and see why we’ve been voted a top favourite restaurant in the Ajax community. Open 7 days a week – early mornings to late nights – offering complete menu dining options including full service breakfast and brunch (served daily until 4pm), mouth-watering desserts, burgers, seafood, steaks, sandwiches, vegetarian fare, fresh fruit specialty beverages, full bar, and rotating daily special features. With 95 indoor seats and 40 seats on our beautiful outdoor patio, Symposium Cafe Ajax is proud to be a Tripadvisor Excellence Award Restaurant and a top dining destination for Ajax and for guests from the Whitby and Pickering areas.
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