I went for dinner with my parents at the meadowville location, and we found hair in the food twice, and we got some of our leftovers to go and the next day, I found hair in it again. The manager didn't even apologize. She only said her chf doesn't have hair. Ive never been so disgusted from a restaurant food. My family and I would never go back. If you want to have good food and service than go anywhere else but Symposia.
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Poor slowest service in town. Got a waitress with no personality. Not informed of gratuity. Laughed at when I told the manager the Pad Thai was so spicy it was quite unbearable. What a joke of a Manager. Who laughs at the discomfort of its patrons? This was the third time I've been there and tried to give it another chance only to be disappointed again! Done!
Come here if you want to be cheated.
Came here with my wife on Valentine's day for a set menu. With a reservation we came and waited 15 mins before we stopped someone to serve us. After ordering the waiter came out and told us the app that came with the set menu was sold out. He expected us to pay the full price. When I ordered my 10 oz strip steak rare I ended up getting a 6 oz well done one. I sent it back and asked if this was a 10oz? He told me that they ran out of bigger steaks and that he'd take off $10 for the meal. This was only after I questioned them though. He tried to sneak in a smaller steak for the same price. I finally got my meal 10 mins after my wife finished hers. At the end, no apology from the owner and no discount on the meal. I'll not be going back.
Great food, ambience & decor....waitress a little lacking in the service dept perhaps a bad day for the young lady. Other than that LOVE & HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE PLACE.
I love this place for their veggie options, love their ambiance (makes me nostalgic about my trips to Europe) and friendly service...great place for a Girl's night out!
I used to be a big fan of Cafe Symposium but I have found that this year, the Meadowvale one in particular, has gone downhill. The main waitress is very casual and laid-back, which is not a particulary endearing trait for an efficient waitress. She spends alot of time chatting, laughing, etc. usually on a more personal level, then she is taking care of customers. Last time we went, seating was terrible, the young waitress spilled coffee all over the tray and the cup had coffee stains on it, she never apologized, tried to clean it up, nothing. She tried to take plate away right from out of our guest's way while he was still eating and the Eggs Benedict I had ordered were way overcooked. All in all, a big disappointment. the place also no longer has that "clean" atmosphere as it used to. Everything is dusty and the fruit display (bananas) were going black, so very unappetizing. It used to be my favourite restaurant, unfortunately no longer
that's how the cafe's should look like! I'm European and that's how I remember cafes back home... I wish they had more of those here... and less of those Tim Horton's LOL
A truly amazing experience, it was very pleasant having lunch with my clients!! the new owner/manager has steeped it up quite a bit!! i highly recommend for good food drinks and ambiance! enjoy!
I love the ambiance and the fact that it is at the perfect location right next to the library, the grocery store and the gym. I go there every morning just to eat their breakfasts. The waitresses are very accomodating. Truly a delight.
Oh wow! From the first time my friend invited me to go with her to have tea i was hooked, it was a cold winter's night and the captain's chairs that they have just surrounded me, and the fire place, i felt like i was home. This restaurant is the best! the Mississauga location, it is exceptional!
ONCE YOU GO..... YOU KNOW! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!
symposium is somewhere that any and everyone can feel comfortable. The menu is easy on the pocket,nice to the taste buds and customer service that makes me go back on a regular basis. Bon appetite!!!
A Very welcoming and soothing atmosphere! great comfortable seating even for large groups. We love that it's open late!
I absolutely LOVE this calm atmospheric cafe! The service is great... except for this one lady who shall not be named but in her defence I think she was having a bad day. Anyway, the food is delicious, average pricing for a upper-class cafe and the best time to go there is at night as the candles are lit with a dim lighting setting. The couches add comfort to the warm atmosphere aswell. And the best part is, is that the cafe is open late every night! =) Strongly recommend trying it out!
Altogether an excellent experience. We would highly recommend this destination to friends and strangers. Well done on prices, food quality, and service!
Symposium cafe is phenomenal....the service is great and the food is so tasty...i love the spinach dip and calamari...all time favorite
Excellent Cafe. Nice comfy couches, dim lighting, excellent food and awesome milkshakes.
The service is also very good.