We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

Claimed
Save
Share
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this property is taking.Read more
Get food delivered

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$18
CUISINES
Canadian, Contemporary, Healthy, Dining bars
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Read more
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Reviews (97)
Filter reviews
97 results
Traveller rating
34
29
17
6
11
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveller rating
34
29
17
6
11
See what travellers are saying:
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed April 3, 2022

I can't believe that the good folks of Woodbridge actual eat this food. I had clam chowder that can only be described as gloop. Flour and water. Wife's waffle was nothing special. Fruit was unappetizing. I don't know how they did it but they managed...to screw up chicken wings. Service was inattentive and slow. 20 minutes to get a waffle. Really? And the store was not busy. The place has a nice décor. Don't go.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed November 14, 2021 via mobile

We went for breakfast and were pleasantly surprised by the breakfast specials. It is a popular breakfast spot, with friendly service. The food was good and portions were generous. A small suggestion to include some veggies with breakfast perhaps- some sliced tomatoes, etc.

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed November 13, 2021

This was my first visit to a Symposium Cafe, and I will be back! There's lots to choose from on the menu, prices were reasonable, and the portions were generous. There were three of us, and we ordered a chicken bacon club, a chicken casesar...wrap, and chicken tenders, with sides of fries and sweet potato fries. No room for dessert! We ate on the patio, and we all enjoyed our food. Maneel was our server, and he did an awesome job of looking after us!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed July 17, 2020

went to the resaurant in Thornhill yesterday with my wife. she ordered the chicken kabob ans wanted some bread with the order. they did not wish to provide the bread. i ordered what was supposed to be a 9 oz. tenderloin steak dinner. i know...my tenderloin and folks, what was delivered to me was unchewable top sirloin at best. horrible selection and for them to try and sell it as temderloin is criminal. service was not bad. i do go there sometime for breakfast and it is usually good. that is why i went there for dinner. watch for bait and switch!!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

I'm still sitting in this restaurant, waiting for my desert to arrive... I couldn't wait to give this establishment an EXCELLENT review. The service, from ALL staff, was way beyond what I experience in most other restaurants. The food was incredibly fresh, and exactly what...I'd ordered. I highly recommend this location of Symposium Cafe to everyone.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed January 31, 2020

Visited on Jan 10, 2020 to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Ordered Calamari, Steak Bites, Sweet & Spicy Thai Chicken Wings , Cajun Dusted Shrimp, Caesar Salad, Fire Grilled Jack Daniel’s Petit Filet, Teriyaki Grilled Salmon, lime margarita and fruit juices. So many choices on the...menu, it is difficult to choose. The Cafe was very busy but alive, the ambience great and the food very, very delicious. The customer service was excellent. We were there till around midnight, and there people still coming in at that time. It is understandably a very popular hangout, for snacks, drinks or a full meal. We will definitely visit again soon. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed December 27, 2019 via mobile

Food is amazing and service is really friendly. Place is clean. We have been going there for over 5 years.

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

Delicious cappuccinos. We also tried the fudge brownie cheesecake, and the symposium brownie. All amazing. Great service as well.

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed July 25, 2019

Went for lunch with a friend and this was by far our worst experience at this location. Our waiter did not bring cutlery, brought us cold food. We asked for coffee several times and he never came. We finally had to ask one of the...female waiters and she came right away. The coffee was terrible and cold. The waiter disappeared and never brought us our bill. Again we had to ask a waitress and she brought it. Our waiter, Omar, was totally out to lunch that day.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

I met co-workers for breakfast and both times we went with the early bird special and it’s a very good deal and the portions are big and filling. The service is kinda lacking so u have to get the waiters attention for refills or whatever...but there around. The atmosphere is good and the food comes out hot and relatively quickly. It’s in the Colossus plaza so if you want to do some shopping there’s lots of stores to shop in and there’s lots of parking.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Always great tasting Foods excellent coffee fantastic service. Wait time for the food was very good, presentation and taste was delicious. Check out their specials after 10 p.m. Great apps and desserts.

Date of visit: April 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed February 22, 2019

Visited this place on a Friday night for dessert with a group of friends. Arrived shortly after 11pm. The service was rushed and at 12:30 we were advised that the place is closing and we had to leave. We have Never been asked to leave...a restaurant before. We won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

At this particular location was only once for coffee and desserts, which are very good (had waffles and sundae).Decor needs some updating though, feels like 90s. And bar as well coukd be more appealing. Other than that good food.

Date of visit: February 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed January 27, 2019

It's really hard to rate the experience we had in this place. We went there for breakfast with my family in a weekend. Restaurant was clean! The wall paintings were beautiful and entertaining. We were given a table for four quickly. So far so good!...Our issue is the way we were treated after seated. Quickly a server came introduced himself and treated us like low. All tables were given complementary water to all guests. We were not offered. My basic order of 3 eggs sunnyside up order came very dry. No refill coffee was offered ... Overall we felt we were treated differently. If it was the look, we are decent people. Anyways ... not sure if we go to this location again!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

I like it. Good coffee(almost Italian).I never tried dinner, but desserts are amazing. Strongly recommend it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Vaughan
266 reviews
.81 km away
Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto Vaughan
309 reviews
1.35 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Vaughan
940 reviews
1.42 km away
Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South , an IHG hotel
571 reviews
1.46 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Chop Steakhouse & Bar
123 reviews
.06 km away
Baton Rouge Grillhouse & Bar
135 reviews
.29 km away
JACK'S ASTOR'S
121 reviews
.21 km away
Earls
192 reviews
.22 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Putting Edge - Vaughan
46 reviews
1.10 km away
Colossus Woodbridge
198 reviews
.41 km away
Captive Kids Escape Room
14 reviews
.52 km away
Magnotta
31 reviews
1.39 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Willmy5
May 9, 2017|
Answer
Response from batoronto | Property representative |
Yes we do take reservations at our Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge locations for most meal times. However we do not take reservations between 10 am and 2 pm on weekends, and select locations do not take reservations after... More
1
Vote
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

SYMPOSIUM CAFE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, Vaughan - 31 Colossus Dr - Updated 2022 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

Yes, Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge offers takeaway services.

Yes, Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge offers delivery services.

Yes, Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5