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Balzac's

#91 of 6,809 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Downtown
Cafe, Canadian
As featured in Best Food in Toronto
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55 Mill St | Building 60, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
+1 416-207-1709
Today
08:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The vegan blondie was a let down but coffee was nice and we had a very friendly server. Great interior.

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Thank JessicaTravella
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a good coffe and great coffe mugs in a good spirit. Fantastic decoration, make sure you go and see the old bathroom on the right side of the coffe!

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Thank Pedro S
Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The barista recommended I have the machiato, it was very good. The atmosphere of this place is really nice! Good place to hang out and have a chat with good drinks and snacks.

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Thank Eyescream_since1986
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee tastes richer than most other local cafes. Lining up for your coffee should be expected in this busy location. Two stories of seating with the old charm of a Distillery District building and a grand central chandelier are distinctly impressive for a simple cup of coffee. Most restaurants don't achieve the ambiance of this elegant cafe. You will look... More 

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Thank m p
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for coffee, tea, cookies, snacks. Beautiful decor, wifi, 2nd floor to sit and relax while reading paper.

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Thank jentranzac
Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a nice feel. Maybe it's the beautiful setting and the building with its very high ceiling, but there something special there that makes me feel welcomed. The second floor is great for sitting and chatting. Great coffee of course and I was surprised with their Chai Latte: very yummy.

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Thank FabiBacc2015
Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I love coming into this Balzac's location. The interior is so rustic and beautiful, and the location in the Distillery District couldn't be better!

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Thank TravelnPictures
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

enjoy a coffee there & marvel at your surroundings! one smells the coffee freshly brewing and drawing you in ... once there, you feel as though you are in the plantation's coffee processing hub ... feels good to get that clos to your coffee!

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Thank memelarooo
Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Nice place - definitely a people place. Drinks and light meals. A good place to finish off a visit to this area of town.

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Thank sharonwilkins
Detroit, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 17 February 2017

No question they serve a good cup of coffee and it is nicely furnished, but the service does not measure up to those. Since this happened twice, I feel obligated to comment on the service. We stopped for coffee at 7:50 PM on a Thursday night. According to their sign, Balzac's was open until 9:30 PM. We got our coffee... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Mill St | Building 60, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-207-1709

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Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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