BREAKFAST, BRUNCH, BURGERS, DESSERTS & MORE

Dine at Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge Waterloo in the historic Waterloo Hotel. 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. Whether it’s a quick lunch break or a romantic dinner, you will enjoy our welcoming surroundings and warm hospitality at Symposium Cafe Waterloo.

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 WATERLOO
4 King St. North, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W7
Telephone: 519-746-3550
Email: symposium.waterloo@hotmail.com

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Restaurant Services

  • Full service
  • Outdoor patio
  • Full bar
  • Free Wireless
  • Casual Attire
  • Private Room

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 Waterloo experience:
  • Sunday afternoon go-to restaurant for my wife and I
  • Dessert Dessert Dessert
  • Great specials
  • Easily handles large groups
  • Food came as ordered, was delicious
  • Great atmosphere, good daily specials, Great service
  • One of my favourites
  • My favourite dish is the Pork Tenderloin…my wife’s is Chicken Souvlaki
  • Hostess with the Mostess
  • Good family restaurant. I haven’t found anything I haven’t liked
  • It’s a nice gem in a historic building
  • The best d*** carrot cake we’ve ever tasted
  • Great desserts and delightful atmosphere
  • A favourite choice in Waterloo