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

Whitby’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 Whitby and see why Symposium is the favourite dining destination for Whitby foodies and residents of Brooklin and Port Perry. Open 7 days a week - early mornings to late nights- Symposium Whitby offers an extensive menu which includes early bird specials with a breakfast menu served until 4pm, brunch cocktail features and decadent desserts. It’s a favourite “restaurant near me” choice for Durham Eats diners with special lunch and dinner entrees which make Symposium suitable 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 indoor space seats 90, with seating for 50 on our beautiful and relaxing outdoor patio; make Symposium Whitby your celebration destination and a preferred choice for restaurant patio dining in the Durham area, just minutes away from Port Whitby. We’re located in the Folkstone Village Plaza, right by the McKinney Centre.

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.

Symposium Cafe & Restaurant Specialties, Highlights, and Features (Restaurant Whitby):

  • Food Delivery in Whitby through Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes
  • Take out breakfast, take out food with extensive menu options. Alcoholic beverages for take out during designated times.
  • Contactless menu. Contactless payment. Online ordering.
  • Social distancing restaurant features. Strict observance of safety and health protocols
  • 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
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Restaurant Info
Whitby Ontario

Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge
30 Broadleaf Avenue, Whitby, Ontario L1R 3N8
Telephone: 905-425-1111
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

Symposium Cafe Restaurant Reviews (Whitby Ontario)

Here's what our guests are saying about their Symposium Whitby 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