ANCASTER Ontario Restaurant

Come and experience why Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge continues to be a favourite restaurant destination for the Ancaster community. Located directly on Wilson Road West, we are just a minute drive from Highway 403 in the Ancaster Crossing Plaza, adjacent to the Walmart, with plenty of free parking. Open 7 days a week – early mornings and late nights- we offer complete menu options for all dining. Come and “Escape the Ordinary” ™ and enjoy our welcoming surroundings and great food. With 95 indoor seats and 40 seats on our beautiful outdoor patio, Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge is a favourite restaurant choice in Ancaster.

"Redefining the Cafe experience ™" since 1996, Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge is a fully licensed family restaurant, offering 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. It’s 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 make Symposium Cafe your dining destination in Ancaster.

  • 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: full restaurant menu available til closing including burgers, steaks, seafood
  • Late Night Kitchen: 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

 Symposium Cafe Ancaster Restaurant & Lounge
 Tel: 905-304-6226 | Fax: 905-304-9226 | Email:
1146 Hwy #2, Wilson Street West, in the Ancaster Crossings Plaza Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, L9G 3K9 Facebook Twitter Google Places Yelp Trip Advisor Yellow Pages

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

  • A new restaurant on the far end of Ancaster. Worth the drive
  • The date night special is amazing value and will keep us coming back
  • Service is good Food is excellent value Enjoyable experience 
  • Best Burgers
  • I love the ambience of the restaurant and the decor
  • Huge menu friendly staff
  • Great daily specials. We especially love the desserts.
  • Food was excellent and the beer was cold
  • The food is great the atmosphere is lovely
  • They have a very good wine list as well as all the mixed drinks
  • Decor is very inviting..Staff is very attentive
  • Really good cake and desserts
  • Food was well prepared and presentation was excellent.