Cobourg Ontario’s “Restaurant near me” for: breakfast, brunch, lunch & dinner entrees, wine & beer, and desserts!

Cobourg’s dining destination for families, weekend bridal brunches, business lunches, after work cocktails, romantic dinners, and any time you crave great food in a beautiful environment. Full service with a licensed lounge to enjoy wine, beer, and what’s trending in cocktails.

Dine at Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge Cobourg and see why Symposium is the favourite dining destination for Cobourg foodies and residents of Port Hope, Colborne, and Brighton. We’re a familiar and welcome place for tourists and staycation guests exploring eastern Lake Ontario. Open 7 days a week - early mornings to late nights- Symposium Cafe Cobourg offers an extensive menu which includes early bird specials and a breakfast menu served until 4pm, brunch cocktail features and decadent desserts. It’s your best “restaurant near me” choice for Northumberland dining with special lunch and dinner entrees that make Symposium the restaurant in Cobourg for both casual dining and special occasions.

Our something for everyone menu has burgers, ribs, stir-fry, seafood, steak, pastas, sandwiches, protein salads, vegetarian fare, fresh fruit drinks, specialty coffees, and a variety of cocktails including classic Caesars, Mimosas and Moscow mules. Perfect for large parties our large indoor space seats 90, with seating for 50 on our beautiful outdoor patio and relaxing side garden; making Symposium Cobourg your celebration destination and a great choice for restaurant patio dining in the Northumberland area, just minutes away from the Cobourg Harbour, across from the Best Western Plus.

Since 1996, Symposium’s customer service, value, and quality have made Symposium a go-to destination to reserve your table for family get togethers , breakfast meetings, lunch and learns, outdoor patio summer celebrations and special dinners. We’re proud to say that Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge locations continue to be honoured with TripAdvisor Awards of Excellence and Readers’ Choice awards including Best Breakfast, Best Brunch, Best Family Restaurant, Best Business Lunch, Best Patio, Best Desserts, and Best Atmosphere.


  • Food Delivery in Cobourg through Northumberland Delivers, Doordash
  • Take out breakfast, take out food with extensive menu options. Alcoholic beverages for take out during designated times.
  • Contactless menu. Contactless payment. Online ordering.
  • Covid-19 protocol: Social distancing, strict observance of safety and health measures
  • Full service Breakfast/Brunch menu: Omelettes, Waffles, French Toast, Fresh 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, beer on tap, selected wine menu, specialty coffee beverages.
  • Restaurant open early mornings and late nights
  • Late Night Kitchen & Dining: full restaurant menu available until closing including burgers, steaks, seafood, pasta, wings cravings, late night dessert runs
  • Business meetings and staff functions party menus
  • Award winning restaurant concept
  • Large scenic outdoor restaurant patio
  • Good selection of vegetarian menu options
  • Specializing in dessert menus: cakes, freshly made waffles, milkshakes, ice-cream, crepes

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Restaurant Info
Cobourg Ontario

Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge
965 Elgin Street West, Cobourg, Ontario K9A 5J3
Telephone: 289-252-0414
Email: [email protected]

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Restaurant Services

  • Full service
  • Outdoor patio
  • Full bar
  • Parking
  • 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 (Cobourg Ontario)

Here's what our guests are saying about their Symposium Cobourg experience:

  • Great atmosphere and delish big portions
  • You must try the Eggs Benedict with bacon
  • Great place for late night
  • Flatbread with grilled vegetables… I would highly recommend
  • Service is ALWAYS excellent
  • Portions are generous
  • Their daily deals are excellent
  • The quality of service rivals downtown restaurants
  • Probably the best pasta dish I’ve ever eaten (and I’ve been to Rome!)
  • Fresh mango juice…was absolutely delicious
  • The staff they are amazing
  • The new little jewel in the Jax
  • Wow. Just wow.
  • And the desserts! The DESSERTS