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Balzac's Coffee Roasters

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149 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A3H1, Canada
5192737909
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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: Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Lovely Coffee Shop!

Balzac is in Downtown on the main street, in the heart of the shopping action! It was a wide array of options and very reasonable prices. We were even told that one of my favorite singers, Loreena McKennitt, was a frequent patron!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Faila
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Michigan
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Michigan
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Balzac is in Downtown on the main street, in the heart of the shopping action! It was a wide array of options and very reasonable prices. We were even told that one of my favorite singers, Loreena McKennitt, was a frequent patron!

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Thank Faila
Toronto, Canada
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Balzac's several times and I have not been disappointed. The coffee is good as are the treats. The service is fantastic and friendly. I would recommend this place over Tim Hortons.

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Thank Pylon12
Stratford, Canada
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121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stratford has a pretty good selection of coffee shops in the main part of town, and everyone is going to have their favourite. Balzac's is one of the best in town. Great, fast service always and fresh baked snakes. Their big plus is the amount of seating they have, with even more out back in the summer. Makes it a... More 

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Thank Mike R
Tarzana, California, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I prefer almond milk latte and was very happy to learn that it was available. Delicious, just the right temperature (not too hot, you are not suppose to heat up almond milk too hot)

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Thank Ani P
England, UK
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I was at Balzacs for the first time this afternoon and it was super cute and cozy to sit in the window and watch people walking by doing Christmas shopping. The chai latte was delicious, spicy and sweet, the best chai latte I have had and the staff were friendly and nice. Balzacs is a great place to visit on... More 

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Thank AnonEngland_UK
Ontario, Canada
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139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is a really comfortable and cozy place to spend some time in, the drinks are fantastic and so are the treats. If you are in town and need a coffee place, this is the place to go :)

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Thank RyanFarCry
Richmond, Canada
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

With a name like Balzac's, I expected a decent cup of coffee. But was sorely disappointed. However, the wait staff were all wonderfully cheerful which mitigated the watery and weak tasting brew. I returned the following day thinking I might have been mistaken but was sorely disappointed again. I liked the muffins.

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Thank Simon J
Rome, Italy
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Great coffee and sweets. A community rather than a coffee shop! Quiet area to read and relax. Lots of shopping close by so a nice place to walk afterwards. Outdoor patios front and back.

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Thank Cary1
burlington
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We were staying in Stratford for the night and came to Balzacs coffee one afternoon. We both got a cappuccino which was AMAZING. The place itself is very nicely Decorated and also has some yummy snacks.

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Thank emilyd230
Kingston, Canada
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Balzacs is always on our agenda whenever we are in Stratford. Not only really great coffee but delicious treats as well. There is a good selection of coffee blends available by the cup or if you have a favourite, buy a bag of beans and they will grind to our coffee machine specs. More often than not, one of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 149 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A3H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: 5192737909

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?