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149 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A3H1, Canada
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6:30 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
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
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
Best Rest Stop

Had several opportunities to visit Balzac's and enjoy their delicious hot drinks and pastry selection. The Parisian Mist with the Ginger Molasses cookie provided enough sustenance so I could continue in the shops :) And a very pleasant staff and atmospher.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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English first
usa
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Had several opportunities to visit Balzac's and enjoy their delicious hot drinks and pastry selection. The Parisian Mist with the Ginger Molasses cookie provided enough sustenance so I could continue in the shops :) And a very pleasant staff and atmospher.

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Peterborough, Canada
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Nice establishment. Quality coffee, friendly service! Worth waking up to! Visited twice during our weekend stay..and was happy with boty purchases.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

outdoor seating on ontario street. many coffee choices. homemade scones. nice change from tim horton.

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Mississauga
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102 reviews 102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The coffee was so good, I had to buy a bag of beans to go. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the smell of the beans heavenly. Not to be missed

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Toronto, Canada
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485 reviews 485 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 149 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?