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Symposium Cafe Restaurant and Lounge

) #2 of 10 Dessert in Waterloo #64 of 316 Places to Eat in Waterloo $$ - $$$ , , International
4 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W7, Canada
+1 519-746-3550
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Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible11%
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“cake” (21 reviews)
“sundae” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
4 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W7, Canada
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1 - 10 of 174 reviews

Reviewed 8 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 1 April 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 27 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
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here a few times but this time I'm not sure I would come back. The service is ok.... friendly and attentive but there is just something lacking in the atmosphere and the food. The restaurant needs updating to feel more inviting and...More

2  Thank 4Laura44
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I went to Symposium Cafe on numerous occasions and not only was the Fish and Chips were good but their Ice Cream Sundae was amazing as well. I go out on my own a lot to restaurants only to find I have been ignored by...More

Thank Alim N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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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Description
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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