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King St N. Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge Claimed

We're the spot for casual, contemporary dining

4.9/53 Reviews

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From Breakfast to Late Night Dining

We love reading customer restaurant reviews describing Symposium as their “little secret” or “unknown gem” or “favourite local restaurant”, but with over 21 restaurants, it’s obviously our guest-focused brand that makes us a favourite neighbourhood restaurant and an award winner in local communities. Guest-focused means our kitchens are open from 8am-12am (breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner + late night dining), 364 days a year to fit your schedule. We also respond to our customer needs through our daily dining features and meal promotions.

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3 Reviews for King St N. Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

Amna 1 Reviews
Great food and great service!
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I love coming to symposium for their breakfast foods! I have been to 3 of their locations but Waterloo is by far my favourite! Our server was Leanne and she was very kind and helpful by offering us suggestions when it came to the large drink selection they offer. I always go with their waffles with chocolate chips so I highly recommend that.

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Kira 2 Reviews
Favourite cake selection
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I love going to symposium when I have a cake craving because there’s always so many yummy ones to choose from. Our server Leanne was also suuuuuper patient with me while I took eight million years to decide on cake and offered her honest opinion which was super helpful! You also can’t beat their Sunday deal of two for one cake 🍰

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Shanelle 1 Reviews
Always a great experience!
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Desserts are the best, coming here for coffee & a treat is always a good idea! The service is great there, Leanne (our server) was efficient & knowledgeable.

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Chicken Quesadilla Grilled chicken, red & green peppers, onions, mozzarella and cheddar cheese in a tomato tortilla. Served with sour cream and salsa
Chicken Tenders Lightly breaded, seasoned to perfection
Steak Bites Tender, pan seared in an Asian inspired marinade. With Korean BBQ dipping sauce. Gluten Friendly: when served without Korean BBQ sauce (reduce 60 cal)
Chicken Wings A full pound of wings, with celery, carrot sticks & blue cheese dip. Add your choice of BBQ (60 cal) or Honey Garlic (60 cal), Hot (10 cal) or Sweet & Spicy Thai (70 cal)
Sweet & Spicy Thai Chicken Pieces of tender breaded chicken breast tossed in a sweet & spicy Thai sauce
Cajun Dusted Shrimp Lightly dusted fried shrimp served with a spicy Thai Sauce
Calamari Lightly breaded rings, cooked golden brown and served with lemon & cocktail dipping sauce
Mussels Marinara One pound of fresh mussels cooked in a white wine marinara sauce. Served with a gluten friendly bun
Warm Spinach Dip Topped with feta and cheddar cheese, served warm with toasted pita bread
Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Hoisin Butter Sauce Crisp sprouts in a sesame, ginger, garlic & cilantro stir fry, with hoisin & honey butter glaze
Root Vegetable Fries Thinly sliced sweet parsnips, magenta beets and orange carrots. Lightly breaded and crispy fried
Classic Poutine A generous portion of French fries topped with traditional cheese curds and beef gravy
Pulled Pork Poutine Classic Poutine with maple glazed shredded pork & caramelized onion
Cheeseburger Poutine Classic Poutine with sautéed ground beef, tomatoes, red onions & herbs
Bruschetta Flatbread Diced tomatoes, onions & seasonings, goat cheese and mozzarella; with balsamic reduction
Chicken Pesto Flatbread A delicious combo of housemade pesto, grilled chicken, artichoke hearts, goat cheese & mozzarella cheese
Grilled Vegetable Flatbread Grilled zucchini, red peppers, sautéed mushrooms & onions, tomatoes, mozzarella and goat cheese with a balsamic drizzle
French Onion Soup A classic
Tuscan Tomato Bean Soup Fire roasted tomatoes, vegetables & hearty beans in vegetable broth
Served with choice of our Housemade Dressings: Ranch (180 cal), Creamy Garlic & Parmesan (430 cal), Spicy Italian Vinaigrette (370 cal), Carolina Lemon Vinaigrette (370 cal) or Clover Honey & Mustard Seed Vinaigrette (40 cal). No substitutions will be made for ingredients
Steak & Cheese Salad Bowl Grilled petit filet of beef, beets, mushrooms, broccoli, radish, red cabbage, pea shoots, grape tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese on crisp romaine lettuce
Cajun Shrimp and Mango Salad Bowl Plump blackened shrimp, sliced ripe mango, grape tomatoes & pea shoots, with a mélange of marinated quinoa and mixed beans, served on crisp romaine lettuce
Teriyaki Salmon Salad Bowl Grilled Atlantic salmon loin with our signature teriyaki glaze, joined by ripe tomatoes, cucumber, broccoli, sliced mushrooms, green onion, pea shoots & crispy wontons on a bed of romaine lettuce
BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad Bowl Grilled BBQ chicken breast, sun dried cranberries, shredded red cabbage, crumbled bacon, grape tomatoes hardboiled egg & goat cheese. Served on crisp romaine lettuce
House Salad Organic greens garnished with tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, carrots, radish slices, shredded red cabbage and a pepperoncini Add Bean & Quinoa 440 cal $14.95 Add Sliced Steak 390 cal $16.45
Caesar Salad Crisp romaine salad with real bacon bits, croutons & our housemade creamy garlic & parmesan dressing Add Chicken 670 cal $17.45
Mediterranean Salad Crisp romaine lettuce tossed with housemade Mediterranean dressing; topped with red peppers, grape tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, kalamata olives & feta Add Salmon 570 cal $17.45
Sesame Thai Chicken Wrap In a spinach tortilla. Cubed chicken breast in Sesame Thai dressing, organic greens, almonds, bell pepper, green onion & carrots
Chicken Caesar Wrap In a spinach tortilla. Grilled chicken breast strips with romaine lettuce, real bacon bits & creamy Caesar dressing
Crispy Chicken Wrap In a tomato basil tortilla. Lightly breaded, tender chicken strips in honey mustard sauce; with lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle
Grilled Veggie Wrap In a spinach tortilla. Roasted red peppers, grilled onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, zucchini and black beans with goat cheese, parmesan, fresh greens & guacamole
Open Faced Steak Sandwich On a Ciabatta Bun. Petit filet of beef, grilled to your liking & thinly sliced; with portobello mushrooms and sautéed onions
Turkey Bacon Club On a Home style Ciabatta Bun. Delicious oven roasted turkey breast, crispy bacon, lettuce & tomato
California Chicken Sandwich On a Gourmet Bun. Grilled chicken breast layered with Sriracha mayo, guacamole, black beans, cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickles
Chicken Parmesan Sandwich On a Gourmet Bun. Tender chicken breast rolled in our housemade breading, lightly fried & tossed in marinara sauce; topped with sautéed mushrooms, roasted red peppers, and mozzarella
Grilled Reuben Sandwich On Grilled Marble Rye. Slowly braised brisket, sauerkraut, swiss cheese & Dijon mustard
Chicken Pesto Sandwich On toasted Ciabatta. Grilled chicken breast topped with housemade pesto, goat cheese, organic greens and tomatoes
Fish Tacos Lightly seasoned, delicately pan-fried Haddock fillet tucked into two warm tortilla shells with cumin infused mango salsa, Asian cucumber slaw, shredded lettuce & piquant Thai glaze
Veggie Burger A 6 oz Vegetarian Burger, with plant protein on a toasted Gourmet Bun and topped with lettuce, tomato, pickle & onions. Served with House Salad or your choice of side (see below)
Symposium Burger Our classic Symposium 8 oz Burger, served on a toasted Gourmet Bun and topped with lettuce, tomato, pickle & onions. Served with House Salad or your choice of side (see below)
Veggie Burger A 6 oz Vegetarian Burger, with plant protein on a toasted Gourmet Bun and topped with lettuce, tomato, pickle & onions. Served with House Salad or your choice of side (see below)
Fried Tofu & Japanese Eggplant Rice Bowl Stir fried eggplant & crispy tofu, in a spicy black bean and chili sauce over fragrant Basmati rice. Wine pairing: Sauvignon Blanc
Candied Turnip, Tofu & Quinoa Bowl Honey roasted baby turnip, tofu, red quinoa & mixed vegetables; stir-fried in Koren BBQ glaze with Basmati rice and lentils. Wine pairing: Shiraz
Mediterranean Zucchini Noodle Bowl Spiralled, fresh zucchini noodles sautéed in olive oil with grape tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta cheese. Served with garlic bread. Wine pairing: Sauvignon Blanc
Vegetarian Pad Thai Spicy Pad Thai with julienned vegetables and rice noodles. Topped with scrambled eggs & peanuts. Wine pairing: Moscato Shrimp (160 cal) +$5.50 Chicken (230 cal) +$5.50 Steak (190 cal) +$5.50 Salmon (250 cal) +$5.50
Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl Succulent chunks of chicken breast, stir-fried in gingery teriyaki sauce, on a bed of Basmati rice, vegetables & pineapple with crisp green onion & sesame seeds. Wine pairing: Chardonnay
Butter Chicken Rice Bowl Juicy chunks of boneless chicken breast & caramelized onions simmered in sweet tomato and curried cream. Served over Basmati rice with toasted pita. Wine pairing: Viognier
New York Striploin AAA Canadian 10 oz centre cut, grilled to your liking. Sided by Yukon Gold mash and seasonal vegetables. Wine pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon Add Wild Mushroom Demi-Glace (45 cal) $3.00 Add Blue Cheese Cream Sauce (310 cal) $3.00 Add Garlic Sautéed Shrimp (320 cal) $5.50
Fire Grilled Jack Daniel's Petit Filet 9 oz petit filet of beef, grilled, sliced and fanned out on the plate. Brushed with our signature J.D. BBQ glaze, sided by Yukon Gold mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables. Wine pairing: Shiraz
Pork Tenderloin In a Red Wine Demi-Glace with rosemary roast potatoes and mixed vegetables. Wine pairing: Malbec or Pinot Noir
Chicken Souvlaki Dinner Garlic, lemon & oregano marinated chicken on skewers. With salad, rice & tzatziki sauce. Wine pairing: Pinot Grigio
Chicken Wings & Fries One pound of plump roaster wings served with crisp fries, housemade coleslaw and blue cheese dressing. Wine pairing: Pinot Grigio
Chicken Tenders & Fries Hand breaded, seasoned chicken tenders & crispy fries. With Sriracha mayo. Wine pairing: Chardonnay
Chicken Parmesan Lightly breaded chicken breast covered in marinara sauce & mozzarella. With fettuccine noodles. Wine pairing: Valpolicella
Teriyaki Grilled Salmon Grilled Atlantic salmon with gingery teriyaki sauce, crisp green onion and sesame seeds. Served with rice and seasonal vegetables. Wine pairing: Chardonnay
Atlantic Salmon & Pesto Cream Sauce Atlantic salmon drizzled with a housemade pesto cream sauce. Served with rice and sautéed vegetables. Wine pairing: Sauvignon Blanc
Mediterranean Tilapia Lightly seasoned & grilled tilapia covered with diced zucchini, tomatoes, feta cheese & black olives in a white wine sauce. With rice & sautéed vegetables. Wine pairing: Pinot Grigio
Seafood Pasta Sautéed shrimp, salmon, baby clams and mussels in a rosé sauce with fettuccine noodles. Wine pairing: Rosé Substitute Rice Noodles* 1220 cal $20.95
Fettuccine Alfredo Fresh mushrooms with al dente noodles tossed in housemade Alfredo sauce. Wine pairing: Chardonnay Substitute Rice Noodles* 1520 cal $15.95 Shrimp (160 cal) $5.50 Chicken (230 cal) $5.50 Steak (190 cal) $5.50 Salmon (250 cal) $5.50
Asian Roasted Vegetable Trio Slow roasted turnips, dressed in honey, sweet soy & ginger with quick fried beet root & Brussels sprouts. Over green lentils & Basmati rice. Finished with miso butter sauce. Wine pairing: Sauvignon Blanc
Loaded Roasted Potatoes Oven roasted new potatoes seasoned with fresh herbs and topped with bacon, spring onion & mixed cheese, sided by cool sour cream
Zucchini Noodles Spiralled, fresh zucchini noodles, delicately seasoned & jump fried in extra virgin olive oil; with a splash of Chardonnay
Root Vegetable Fries Thinly sliced sweet parsnips, magenta beets and orange carrots. Lightly breaded & crispy fried
Thai Fried Rice Rice, ginger & cilantro stir fried together with fresh vegetables, sweet soy and scrambled egg
Sautéed Portobello Mushrooms Plump and juicy Portobello mushrooms, sliced thick and pan fried in extra virgin olive oil
Fresh Fruit Freezies Fresh fruit blended with ice. Select one fruit or create your own unique combination of Strawberry (40 cal), Banana (100 cal), Kiwi (70 cal), Raspberry (60 cal), Blueberry (70 cal) or Pineapple (60 cal)
Fruit 'N Tea Freezies A refreshing and unique combination of fresh fruit purée, green tea, Gingko Biloba, Ginseng and crushed ice. Choose from peach, mango, strawberry or strawberry / banana
Vanilla Made the old-fashioned way with real ice cream and topped off with whipped cream
Chocolate Made the old-fashioned way with real ice cream and topped off with whipped cream
Fresh Fruit Blended with a fruit combination Made the old-fashioned way with real ice cream and topped off with whipped cream


Thursday - DINNER FOR TWO - $48 Symposium Cafe Restaurant DINNER FOR TWO $48 1/2L Dragani white or red wine for $14 when ordered with the Dinner for Two Starter Choice of Caesar salad, House salad, Greek salad or cup of soup. Entrees Choice of: Orange Ginger Pork Tenderloin Pork tenderloin basted with an orange ginger sauce. Served with housemade chipotle coleslaw and mashed potatoes Mumbai Coconut Chicken Pan fried chicken breast simmered in a coconut sauce & topped with apple chutney. Served with rice and vegetables. Chilean Beef Medallions Tender beef medallions coated with chimichurri sauce over caramelized onion chutney. Served with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Grilled Salmon Fire grilled salmon filet over Basmati rice with lentils. Sided by asian honey roasted turnips, sautéed brussels sprouts and beets in miso butter Gypsy Chicken Fire grilled chicken breast topped with our housemade gypsy sauce served with mashed potatoes and vegetables Grilled Tofu Skewers with Sriracha sauce 2 skewers of tofu, red peppers, zucchini, beets, red onions and portobello mushrooms basted with a sriracha sauce, Served over Basmati rice and lentils After Dinner Beverage Choice of Coffee, Hot Tea, Cappuccino, Cafe Latte, Cafe Mocha, Hot Chocolate or Espresso. Dessert Cake slice to share.

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