THORNHILL Ontario Restaurant

There are many reasons to dine at Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge Thornhill. Located on Yonge Street, just south of the 407, we are open 7 days a week - early mornings and late nights – and offer complete menu options for dining. With 90 indoor seats and 40 seats on our scenic patio, Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge Thornhill is a favourite restaurant choice in this community.

"Redefining the Cafe experience ™" since 1996, Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge is a fully licensed family restaurant, that offers a large variety of great menu options including: full service breakfasts (served daily until 4pm), seafood, steaks, burgers, sandwiches, vegetarian fare, fresh fruit smoothies, and rotating daily special features; as well as exotic desserts, traditional european cappuccinos and specialty beverages.

Symposium restaurants are a unique and exciting concept with a contemporary twist on a traditional cafe. Upscale, yet casual, the Symposium’s unique decor provides the perfect ambiance for any type of gathering: from business functions and family celebrations, to intimate dinners and formal cocktail parties. Open 7 days a week from early mornings to late evenings, we also offer open air dining options with vibrant, social, full- service seasonal patios. A complete Symmetry for the Senses. ™

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 Cafe customer service and quality, it’s no wonder 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. Come see why Symposium Cafe is your best dining option.

  • 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.
  • Late night Kitchen open: full restaurant menu available til closing including burgers, steaks, seafood
  • Our restaurants are open early mornings and late nights
  • Award winning restaurant concept
  • Scenic patio dining
  • Upscale, romantic restaurant: perfect for engagements, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners
  • Good selection of vegetarian menu options
  • Extensive selection of decadent mouth- watering desserts: cakes, freshly made waffles, ice-cream, crepes
  • Kid’s menu
  • Early Bird Breakfast
  • Early Bird Dinners
  • Monday special: $5 burgers and $5 domestic pints
  • Tuesday special: $5 gl of wine and 12.95 pasta and rice bowl specials
  • Wednesday special: $5.25 Martinis and $10.95 Mussels
  • Thursday special: $48 Date night – Dinner for Two deal
Restaurant Hours

AwardsSunday – Thursday
8am to 12am

Friday & Saturday
8am to 1am

Prices subject to change

 Symposium Cafe Thornhill Restaurant & Lounge
 Tel: 905-881-CAFE (2233) | Fax: 905-882-1001 | Email:
8187 Yonge Street, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, L3T 2C6 Facebook Twitter Google Places Urban Spoon Trip Advisor

Need another reason to visit Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge Thornhill? Check out reviews from our loyal customers on TripAdvisor, Yelp and Zomato. Here’s what they’re saying:

  • Tasty Burger
  • Would definitely recommend and I will return
  • I had the Jack Daniel’s steak...tender and juicy
  • A great place to share a special occasion with friends
  • More than a burger place. Different specials every night
  • Full marks for service, food, ambiance and desserts.
  • Each time the service and food just wins us over!
  • Great food, great service, great experience
  • A jewel in Thornhill
  • The service excellent, generous portions and served hot
  • I loved everything about this visit to Symposium Cafe Thornhill
  • Great local place
  • Delicious burgers .