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ontario street, Stratford, Ontario N5A3H1, Canada
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Love that coffee and seed cookie

We hardly ever visit Stratford without at least one stop at the original Balzac's. The space is agreeable, with a shaded deck at the back if the weather is nice, and the coffee is very good. As for that seed cookie, it's to die for! Strongly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
operalover939
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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450 reviews 450 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
345 helpful votes 345 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We hardly ever visit Stratford without at least one stop at the original Balzac's. The space is agreeable, with a shaded deck at the back if the weather is nice, and the coffee is very good. As for that seed cookie, it's to die for! Strongly recommended.

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St. Marys, Canada
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49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

So there are many other Balzacs (Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake, etc) but Balzac's started in Stratford! There is no cup finer than right here. You must try their Sumatra when you're in-town. I love you guys! (I just can't forgive you for pulling the roaster out of Stratford!)

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London, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

One of best Chai Latte around Great selection of desserts Great cozy atmosphere Kids friendly at best

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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I've been buying my coffee beans here exclusively for over a year. I also enjoy the Euro Tart when I take my wife here for a quick date. The seating and indoors is getting very worn out and in need of a reboot. Other then that the place it tops and staff is great!

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London, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We stopped here....all 8 of us women for coffee and to try out their cookies. The ginger molasses cookies are amazing! YOU MUST try them out....they are that good! Coffee of course was excellent too!

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Great coffee, and great baked goods. Lots of selection. Loved the artsy atmosphere. Lots of seating to choose from.

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London, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Always stop in for the great coffee and friendly service when in Stratford. Never been disappointed in the coffee or the great staff that are knowledgable about the coffee's, tea and meals.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a more enjoyable place that TH and the pastries looked good but the coffee was just ok. I was probably expecting something better.

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London, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

In a world where every corner has a fast food style coffee shop and even the fast food burger place talks of coffee, one really must go to Balzac's to find how coffee should be served. Like in every other part of the world except North America, their coffee is made for you. The barrista is very good, the cafe... More 

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London, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

bathroom way too small buttertart too expensive and too small, staff very nice large place with only one bathroom that was weird and it was way too small had a patio too i don't know what else to write since i am forced to keep writting lol.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: ontario street, Stratford, Ontario N5A3H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Canadian
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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