Symposium Cafe Restaurants Oakville


We’re glad you want to know more about us and we look forward to your next visit at our Oakville spot. Whether it’s sharing appetizers with friends - family dining - special occasions - weekend brunch or business lunches - we’ve got something for you - 7 days a week - from early mornings to late nights. We’re proud to be your “go-to” local Oakville restaurant.

Can't find the answer you're looking for? We've shared some of our most frequently asked questions to help you out!

  • Where are you located?
  • Symposium Cafe Restaurant Oakville is located at 1500 Upper Middle Road at Third Line, in the Abbey Plaza Shopping Centre, beside The Beer Store. We’re a minute north of the QEW, with plenty of free parking, so it’s easy to meet up with friends and family.
  • What is your telephone number?
  • 905-847-2200
  • What is the Google My Business link?
  • What are your hours?
  • We are open Daily 8 am to 11 pm, including holidays. (Closed Christmas Day, December 25 th)
  • What are the surrounding retailers or businesses near Symposium Cafe Restaurant Oakville?
  • Nearby retailers and businesses include Sobeys, Beer Store, UPS, TD Bank, Scotia Bank.
  • What local community spots are nearby Symposium Cafe Restaurant Oakville?
  • Symposium is the perfect dining location in Oakville. Drop in after a session at the Glen Abbey Community Centre or before a trip to the Oakville Public Library. There are also some awesome parks nearby. Oakville is known for its green spaces: come by for a family meal or pick up take out for your visit to these local parks: Heritage Way Park, West Oak Park, and Aldercrest Park.
  • What type of restaurant is Symposium?
  • Symposium Cafe Restaurant Oakville is the place to be if you're into upscale casual dining with a touch of style. We're all about serving up gourmet comfort food and we’ve got you covered all day long with our satisfying food and drinks menu. Whether you're craving a delicious breakfast, a hearty lunch, or a mouth-watering dinner, we've got something to satisfy your hunger with a spot to chill. See why we’ve been voted a top favourite restaurant and one of the best restaurants in Oakville.
  • How long has Symposium Cafe Restaurant been in Oakville?
  • Symposium Cafe Restaurant has been serving the Oakville community for over 10 years. We appreciate all the support from our amazing guests and thank them for sharing over 1200 Five & Four Star Reviews We look forward to continually serving up delicious meals and creating memorable dining experiences.
  • What dining meal periods does Symposium Cafe Restaurant Oakville cater to?
  • You've got plenty of options when you choose Symposium Cafe Restaurant Oakville! Our menus have it all: breakfast, brunch, lunch, & dinner; including burgers, seafood, pasta, salads, sandwiches, vegetarian dishes, and even late-night desserts. Symposium offers dine-in, takeout, delivery, outdoor seating, or curbside pickup – for all meal periods! Along with a licensed bar with beer, wine, and awesome cocktails.
  • Is Symposium a full service restaurant?
  • Absolutely! We're a restaurant that's got it all. We've got 95 seats inside, so you can bring all your friends and family and be served by our attentive wait staff. And if you're in the mood for some fresh air and awesome views, we've got a covered scenic patio with 40 seats. Oh, and if you can't stick around, we offer take-out, delivery, and curb-side pick-up.
  • Are you a coffee shop or a cafe?
  • Your certainly welcome to drop in for a coffee or cappuccino, but we’re so much more than a coffee place. Symposium is a vibrant full-service restaurant with a large menu, from breakfast to lunch, dinner to desserts, and offering a late-night full menu dining. We've got a wine, beer, and cocktails so you can compliment your meals with your favourite beverages.
  • What is the price point on your menu?
  • Symposium Restaurant is known for being a moderately priced dining place that caters to all appetites without breaking the bank. Additionally, we offer Symposium Daily Specials with a different food and beverage feature every day at a special price. Check out our menu page to see all the deals including: Happy Hour Appetizers, Beer & Wine Features, Early Bird Breakfasts and Brunch Cocktail Specials. We’re the place to be for some of the best restaurant specials in Oakville.
  • Can you accommodate large parties?
  • When it comes to catering to large groups, our Symposium Team has the experience to help plan your big parties and special functions – we’ll take care of you right! Whether you want to dine indoors or enjoy the sun on our large outdoor patio, we've got the space to accommodate you and your guests. Birthday bash, family reunion, or a fun get together with lots of friends, we’ll make sure it’s a great dining experience for all.
  • Is Symposium Cafe Restaurant Oakville a special spot for couples or date night?
  • Absolutely! Symposium is the perfect dining spot for couples! We’re proud to say we’ve been the setting for many first dates and love hearing that we’re your “place where it all started”. Enjoy a bottle of wine, a delicious meal, a favourite dessert, and specialty drinks to cap off an awesome date night at Symposium. Extra special night? Reach out to our team to reserve a booth and help set the stage for a romantic dinner and memorable moments.
  • Do you have a kids menu?
  • Symposium welcomes kids for family dining and provides a Kid’s Menu with a variety of items, including breakfast specials, that children absolutely love. Parents appreciate our booth seating for extra cozy dining, along with the highchairs that are available for our youngest restaurant guests. Make Sunday your family day with our Kids Eat Free Offer* and enjoy time together knowing the kids will be happy and satisfied. (*conditions apply)
  • What makes you unique?
  • At Symposium Cafe Restaurant Oakville, we've got this inviting vibe with a decor that's totally unique and sets us apart from other restaurants. Our trademark stone- art walls and stunning Renaissance inspired frescoes are like nothing you've seen before. They add that extra touch of timeless charm to create the perfect backdrop for your dining experience.
  • Do you have outdoor patio dining?
  • Symposium guests look forward to our outdoor dining patio every spring. It’s the ultimate outdoor dining spot to kick back and enjoy a meal or drinks on a sunny day or a warm late night. Colourful umbrellas, lush greenery, twinkly lights and plentiful seating provide the perfect atmosphere for a night out, a large group party or a special event.
  • Are you fully licensed?
  • We are a fully licensed restaurant, so you can enjoy a wide range of wines and spirits and beer options. Our wine list is top-notch, featuring some great-tasting vintages, and we make sure to include quality Canadian wines. For beer lovers we've got a variety of draught beers on tap, both domestic and imported, ready to quench your thirst, and let's not forget our signature cocktails!
  • What clientele do you cater to at Symposium Cafe Restaurant Oakville?
  • At Symposium, we’ve got something for everyone. Whether it’s a romantic date night out, a mommies group lunch with the kids (Kids’ Menu available!) or a networking business breakfast, we cater to all our guests and their dining needs. With so many menu options and an extensive variety of flavours, guests always fine something delicious to enjoy at Symposium Restaurant.
  • Do you offer Take-Out, Curbside pick-up and Delivery?
  • Yes, to all three! When you’re craving your favourite Symposium Cafe food and drinks to enjoy at home, use our Online Website Take Out App. Just a few clicks and you're ready to pick up your favourites – you can even schedule ahead of time. Prefer to order take out by phone? Call in your order personally and schedule a curbside pickup. For Delivery, Symposium has partnered with the best delivery apps to get your Symposium food, drinks and desserts delivered straight to your doorstep. Choose from Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes, or Door Dash. It's all about options. Whether you’re picking your food up or getting it delivered, Symposium is just a few clicks or a phone call away.
  • Do you offer free WiFI?
  • Yes
  • Is there free parking?
  • We've got your parking needs covered at Symposium with convenient free public parking in the Abbey Plaza shopping centre. For cyclists, there are numerous bike racks to secure your bike while dining at Symposium.
  • Is there a dress code requirement?
  • We want you to feel relaxed and at ease when you dine with us so whether you choose comfortable casual or are dressed up for a party, you’re ready to enjoy a great dining experience at Symposium.
  • Are you open on holidays?
  • Yes, Symposium Cafe Restaurant in Oakville is open every day of the year except Christmas Day with regular hours.
  • Is the restaurant wheelchair accessible?
  • Yes, we offer wheelchair accessible washrooms and dining room seating. Additionally, there are numerous convenient parking spots for wheelchair users in the public parking lot at the Abbey Plaza Shopping Centre.
  • What payment methods are accepted?
  • We accept all major credit cards, including Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Debit and Cash.
  • Do you have booster seats and baby change tables available?
  • Yes, we have convenient amenities for parents of small children with booster seats, highchairs, and change tables in the restrooms; making it super convenient and easier for our guests with small children to enjoy their dining experience.
  • Are there TVs at Symposium Cafe Restaurant Oakville for watching sports?
  • Yes, we have TVs in our lounge area.
  • Are there daily restaurants specials or features at Symposium Cafe Restaurant Oakville?
  • Our guests love our Symposium Daily Features! Start your day off right with our Early Bird Breakfast Special. And when it's time to unwind, we've got Happy Hour Wine and Beer Specials and every single day of the week we have dining deals that are just unbeatable. From Vegetarian Features, Martini & Mussels Nights, Date Night, and even Kids Eat Free Sundays! Come in and take advantage of these dining deals at Symposium Cafe Restaurant Oakville.
  • Do you have an Early Bird Breakfast Special?
  • Rise and shine! Join us for Early Bird Specials from Monday to Friday, 8am to 10am. Our breakfast specials start at just 8.95 and include mouth-watering options like breakfast sandwiches, French toast, bacon and eggs, and fluffy omelettes. Don't miss out on a tasty way to start your day!
  • Do you have any Happy Hour Specials?
  • Get ready to unwind and enjoy our best happy hour specials! Daily from 3pm to 6pm join us for great deals. Sip on refreshing beer and wine specials for just $6 or grab a generous 9-ounce glass of wine for only $9. Treat yourself to tasty happy hour appetizers for just $9.95, and don't forget our $7 Corona pints. It's the perfect way to kick back and relax!
  • Do you have any Lunch Specials?
  • Monday to Friday, we've got you covered with our awesome Lunch Special! Enjoy a variety of lunch options starting at just $11.95 to $15.95. Sink your teeth into juicy burgers, tasty Cuban sandwiches, crispy fish and chips, flavorful flatbreads, mouth- watering crispy chicken sandwiches, and satisfying schnitzel. Best of all, all our specials come with your choice of fries or salad.
  • Do you have any Monday Daily Specials?
  • Mondays just got a whole lot better with our awesome Monday specials! Enjoy a tasty vegetarian dish and we'll sweeten the deal with a mouth-watering dessert square. But wait, there's more! Quench your thirst with a glass of wine or beer for only $6 or go for a premium draught for just $7. Mondays never tasted this good!
  • Do you have any Tuesday Daily Specials?
  • Tuesday just got tastier with our amazing Tuesday specials! Dig into a hearty pasta dinner for only 12.95. And that's not all! Complement your dish with a glass of wine or beer for just $6, or a premium draught for only $7.
  • Do you have any Wednesday Daily Specials?
  • We have wonderful Wednesday specials lined up just for you. Sip on Martini and Mule Cocktails for only $7 each and enjoy our popular mussels dinner entrees start at just $12.95. It’s the perfect middle of the week night out special. Don't miss out!
  • Do you have any Thursday Daily Specials?
  • Thursday is your night to shine with our fabulous date night specials. It’s Dinner for Two for just $65. You and your special someone can enjoy a romantic feast, including 2 delicious entrées, an appetizer and a dessert to share, and a beverage each to complement your meal. Oh, and here's the cherry on top: you can bring your own wine for a small $10 corking fee. It's the perfect recipe for an unforgettable date night!
  • Do you have any Friday Daily Specials?
  • Fridays are all about seafood specials at Symposium Cafe Restaurant Oakville. With any Seafood Entrée, we’ll treat you to a complimentary large bowl of delicious clam chowder. It's the perfect combo for seafood lovers! And that's not all – end the work week with 50% off any bottle of wine on Friday. Fantastic seafood and wine specials to kick off your weekend!
  • Do you have any Saturday Daily Specials?
  • Symposium has a mouth-watering Saturday dessert special waiting for you that includes our fabulous cakes selection. Order any one of our delicious cakes from the showcase, and then add a select beverage for only $2. It's the perfect way to indulge. Treat yourself and make your Saturday even sweeter!
  • Do you have any Sunday Daily Specials?
  • Make Sunday you Family Dinner Night at Symposium! Available from 2pm on Sundays, we’re offering a family treat with our Kids Eat Free Special. Children enjoy a fantastic meal that includes a dinner choice, beverage, and a yummy dessert with every adult entree. It's the perfect way to wrap up the weekend-quality family time and delicious foody daily specials.
  • Is Symposium a restaurant chain?
  • The very first Symposium Cafe restaurant opened over 26 years ago, and since then, have been opening all across Ontario, with 24 restaurants spread out throughout the province. Chances are there's a Symposium Cafe Restaurant in most towns you visit.
  • Where are the Symposium Cafe Restaurants locations?
  • Find your favourite Symposium Cafe Restaurant in 24 different towns in Ontario, Ajax, Alliston, Ancaster, Aurora, Barrie, Bolton, Brantford, Cambridge, Cobourg, Georgetown, Guelph, Keswick, Lindsay, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville, Oshawa, Stoney Creek, Thornhill, Waterdown, Waterloo, Whitby, Woodbridge.
  • Do you sell gift cards?
  • Symposium gift cards are the ultimate dining out gift that will make anyone's day. Whether it's a birthday, graduation, anniversary, or just a random act of kindness, a dining gift card always hits the spot. Order gift cards online from the comfort of your own home, or drop in to Symposium Cafe Restaurant Oakville and purchase them in person. Costco members can find them instore as well Give the gift of a fantastic dining experience with Symposium Restaurants Gift Cards.
  • Where can I see photos of the interior of Symposium Oakville?
  • Check out our awesome photo gallery showcasing the best of Oakville Symposium Cafe Restaurant! Breakfast and brunch options, irresistible desserts, and a diverse lunch and dinner menu featuring burgers, seafood, steak, sandwiches, and vegetarian dishes. See our interiors including the full bar and inviting restaurant décor; one of the most unique in Oakville.
  • What groups does Symposium Cafe Restaurant Oakville support?
  • Our Symposium Charity division supports local neighborhood groups and teams of all kinds. But it doesn't stop there. We’re proud of our impact on Breast Cancer Research advances in Canada through our annual golf tournament donations, and have teamed up with World Vision to make a difference worldwide supporting over 24 children to help reach their potential.
  • Are you hiring?
  • Symposium Cafe Restaurant Oakville is hiring for cooks, servers and baristas and management positions. At Symposium, we believe in creating a supportive work environment where you can grow, learn, and be part of a team. So, if you're passionate about food, love working with people, and want to be part of an awesome team, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Symposium Cafe Restaurant Oakville

1500 Upper Middle Road, Oakville , Ontario, L6M 3G3


[email protected]

Google Maps Icon
Oakville Symposium Restaurant