GUELPH Ontario Restaurant

Come visit us at Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge Guelph to experience a new and unique dining experience. Located in the heart of Guelph’s main business area, Symposium Guelph is across the street from Stone Road Mall and only minutes from the University of Guelph. Open 7 days a week – early mornings and late nights – we offer complete menu options for all dining. Easily accessible and with ample free parking, we invite you to “Escape the Ordinary” ™ and enjoy our welcoming surroundings and great food. With 140 seats, 2 private rooms for large groups or business meetings, a 60 seat bar lounge, and a beautifully designed outdoor patio, you will easily see why Symposium Cafe is a go-to destination for the Guelph community.

"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. With seating for 140 indoors, and a 60 seat bar lounge, we are open 7 days a week from early mornings to late evenings; we also offer open air dining options with vibrant, social, full- service seasonal patio that seats 60+. 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 see why Symposium Cafe is your best dining option in Guelph.

  • 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 open: 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

Prices subject to change

 Symposium Cafe Guelph Restaurant & Lounge
 Tel: 519-824-4138 | Fax: 519-824-5740| Email:
304 Stone Road West, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 3C4 Facebook Twitter Google Places Yelp Trip Advisor Yellow Pages

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

  • Very popular breakfast spot
  • Chicken parmesan sandwich...looked great
  • Excellent value
  • We all ordered omelettes which were good...and fresh tasting
  • Will visit again for the desserts. They were, as usual, great in flavour and quality
  • Overall, a nicer atmosphere than on patios that are right on a busy street
  • I go often for breakfast which they do best
  • Great burger...and a great price
  • A hot apple dessert with ice cream mmmm!
  • The pesto was wonderful and the salmon flaked off with your fork
  • Steak & pepper over pasta...flavour was excellent and the portions generous
  • The 3 layer cake was amazing
  • Service was friendly and timely
  • Wine was good and the service was excellent
  • Great Family Birthday Celebration
  • Great place for a group gathering and food