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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

$$ - $$$, ,
449 Kent St W, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 6C3, Canada
+1 705-328-2929
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, Contemporary, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
449 Kent St W, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 6C3, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Great Atmosphere
"Looking forward to going back again and again and again"
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2. Broad Menu
"drink selection very well thought out with emphasis on daily specials"
Phil M
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3. Excellent Service
"service was excellent, friendly and welcoming. Will definitely return"
Sheila C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to this restaurant plenty of times and always great food. Service good, very nice owner who is proud of his establishment.

1  Thank cwler
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

Always excellent friendly service. Kate is always helpful giving direction to the customers and Shineeze is very patient and helpful. The selections are endless and updated regularly. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone anytime as the service and food are consistently excellent all the...More

3  Thank Gerry5095
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place. I stopped in to check it out a while back and have been back once (i'm not in town often). I love how bright and open this place is, makes you feel welcome right off. I like how you can see...More

1  Thank torontocpl
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Went to Symposium for a nice lunch with a group of friends today. I had the greek chicken salad and brought my husband home a piece of cake. The service was excellent and the food was fabulous. My friends and I chatted it up and...More

1  Thank Angela C
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

My family and I stopped in for a late night drink and dinner after Canada festivities and even though we arrived only a short time before closing time, both our server and the manager made us feel welcome and did not rush us through our...More

2  Thank Adrienne4598
Reviewed April 17, 2018

We stopped in for lunch on an April midweek afternoon. The place was busy, which is always a good sign. Large, interesting, original menu with lots of daily specials. Our meals were excellent, the service couldn't have been better, and all at a very reasonable...More

1  Thank Mike D
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food always satisfied great atmosphere Always friendly and helpful staff Look forward to the next visit👍

1  Thank Adam H
Reviewed April 11, 2018

We go here at least once a week. The staff is always friendly, and food is always good. The dessert display is always tempting with its variety of delicious cakes. too many favorites to choose from. If you're looking for a great place with better...More

1  Thank Missy C
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

We came to Symposium Cafe in Lindsay,a group of 12(Family). Lunch.Celebrating our Grand Mother's birthday. We loved that the menu offered such fabulous choice. Something for everyone! Even breakfast! I had New York Steak at Lunch. My sister loved her wrap chicken souvlaki. The service...More

1  Thank Vijay R
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Everyday is special when we go to Symposium Cafe in Lindsay!😋👍😍 Bright and inviting. Great healthy foods. Super atmosphere. Nice summer patio! Opens at 8:00am. Breakfast 🍳 until 4:00pm. Full menu. Shakes and cocktails 🍸! Great for any occasion!

1  Thank Ingrid P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Bar, Contemporary, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, 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: 449 Kent St W, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 6C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kawartha Lakes  >  Lindsay
  • Phone Number: +1 705-328-2929
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Ranked by Foodpages.ca as #1 restaurant in Lindsay! Something for everyone, from early breakfast to late night dinner, drinks and desserts!
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