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balzac's

ontario street, Stratford, Ontario N5A3H1, Canada
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London, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was our second visit to this coffee emporium. It was a rainy afternoon,. The place was nearly full - the coffee and chai latte divine. Service was prompt and friendly. The barrista really knows her stuff. Not much difference in fare from other upscale coffee houses, but this is really a comfortable place to enjoy a cup of 'joe.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Very nice place good staff bathroom too small one buttertart 3.50 and it had rasins in it and a little on small side

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St. Marys, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The place is quaint and coffee good but I find it a bit over rated. There are other coffee houses just as good or better. The seats are not as comfortable as they could be but the outdoor seating is nice on hot summer days.

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ann arbor, mi
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Balzac's is a traditional coffee house right in downtown Stratford on Ontario street. Great coffee and muffins. Traditional atmosphere. What else would you want?

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Sudbury,ON
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246 reviews 246 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We go here for a sweet lunch before the matinee. The range of cakes, cookies and muffins is still good. We enjoyed the brief foray into sandwiches a year or so back, but with the good coffee, casual atmosphere and location on the main street, it's still our favourite.

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Hubby and I love good coffee and so are too often disappointed by the brew served in coffee shops.We like good quality coffee with rich flavor and full mouth feel. Walking about Stratford we took a coffee break at Balzac's and were very pleased. My Cappuccino was delicious, not bitter. Hubby enjoyed his iced mocha and chose from a large... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My wife and I just had time for a quick coffee, a magic bar and carrot cake. All were delicious and the staff were friendly, They have lots of choices for coffee but we didn't have much time.The atmosphere is cozy with patios in front and back of the restaurant plus ample seating inside. They also have a good variety... More

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London, Ontario Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

There are a lot of good coffee places around these days but let me say that their latte is the best I have ever had at any place. The price for a medium was pretty much the norm. Their baked goods are great. The whole place has a cool vibe to it and I feel good every time I go... More

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Address: ontario street, Stratford, Ontario N5A3H1, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
Cuisine: Canadian

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