BREAKFAST, BRUNCH, BURGERS, DESSERTS & MORE

Dine at Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge North York where we bring our unique dining concept to uptown Toronto. A short walk from both North York Civic Centre and the Ford Centre, Symposium Cafe North York offers this diverse North York neighbourhood a variety of dining options. 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, a cozy bar lounge, and 40 seats on our heated outdoor patio, there’s a perfect place for you at Symposium Cafe North York.

Daily Symposium Specials & Features

Try everyone’s favourite meal deal with our 7-Day promotions – the most innovative and popular in the Ontario restaurant market! And when combined with the Symposium’s customer service and quality, it’s no surprise that Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge continues to be honoured with Readers’ Choice awards including Best Breakfast, Best Brunch, Best Family Restaurant, Best Business lunch, Best Desserts, Best Atmosphere and Best Bistro.

Symposium Cafe Specialties, Highlights, and Features:

  • Full service Breakfast/Brunch menu: Omelettes, Waffles, French Toast, Freshly squeezed juices
  • Lunch menu: burgers, salads, soup, appetizers, sandwiches, and full breakfast menu til 4 pm
  • Dinner menu: steaks, seafood, pastas, rice bowls and unique appetizers
  • Fully licensed lounge: specialty cocktails, over 30 martini options, 12 beer on tap, 34 varieties of wine, specialty coffee beverages.
  • Restaurant open early mornings and late nights
  • Late Night Kitchen & Dining: full restaurant menu available until closing including burgers, steaks, seafood
  • Business meetings and staff functions party menus
  • Award winning restaurant concept
  • Large scenic outdoor restaurant patio
  • Good selection of vegetarian menu options
  • Extensive menu selection of desserts: cakes, freshly made waffles, ice-cream, crepes
  • Early Bird Breakfast, Early Bird Dinner, Kid’s menu
  • Monday restaurant special: $5 burgers and $5 domestic pints
  • Tuesday restaurant special: $5 gl of wine and 12.95 pasta and rice bowl specials
  • Wednesday restaurant special: $5.25 Martinis and $10.95 Mussels
  • Thursday restaurant special: $48 Date night – Dinner for Two deal
  • Friday restaurant special: $5 off Wine List with Seafood Features
  • Saturday restaurant special: $13.95 Pitchers of Draft with Appetizer Platter Specials
  • Sunday restaurant special: 50% off! Owner’s Cellar Wines – 2 for 1 Cake Slice Promo
  • Cocktail Hour Specials: $4 Bar Shots, 4pm-6pm Happy Hour Specials, 11am-3pm Mimosa & Caesar specials
  • Late Night Specials: 33% Off Appetizers 4-6 and 10 until close

Restaurant Info

Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge
5221 Yonge Street, North York, Ontario M2N 5P8
Telephone: 647-350-5221
Email: info@symposiumcafe.com

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Restaurant Services

  • Full service
  • Outdoor patio
  • Full bar
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Free Wireless
  • Casual Attire

Accepted payments

Cash and all major credit cards accepted:
VISA, MC, AMEX & Debit

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Symposium Cafe Restaurant Reviews

Here's what our guests are saying about their Symposium North York experience:
  • Excellent meal, good service, friendly staff
  • Nice decor and an oasis in the noise of Yonge Street
  • I recommend their waffles
  • Everyone loved their orders
  • Good neighbourhood restaurant
  • Symposium has the best desserts I have had in a long time
  • Orange juice and mimosa pitchers were very refreshing
  • A variety of offers for daily specials, and the desserts are wonderful
  • The fish and chips – a winner
  • What differentiates this restaurant cafe from others is the service
  • Great Breakfast
  • Successful little civil wedding brunch after getting hitched...at North York Civic Centre
  • Stopped in here for a quick bite and found it absolutely charming
  • Their patio is pretty awesome