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Balzac's Coffee Roasters

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Canadian
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149 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A3H1, Canada
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Port Stanley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Three of us went for a "snack" before matinee of Macbeth. Cappuccino was excellent, hot and flavorful. Lemon tarts to die for. Funky atmosphere in heritage building. You can't go wrong.

Thank Archangelsgirl
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wandering along Ontario Street, I caught the most delicious aroma! My introduction to Balzac's Coffee Roasters and a great intro it was! Enjoyed a Double Iced Espresso with a Ginger cookie and that held me over for the performance of As You Like It. Went back for more after the show and again the next morning. Excellent coffee..... The best... More 

Thank JubiladaWandering
Leixlip, Ireland
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent coffee, tea and cakes. A place to meet and chat or simply catch up via Wifi.....password freely available! One of the places that I shall fondly remember!!

Thank 431Globetrotter
ann arbor, mi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think this is Stratford's best coffee house. Great coffee and bakery goods in a relaxed environment. Located right in downtown in Ontario Street.

Thank jermil
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The snacks are great, the coffee is THE BEST, and the atmosphere is cozy and homey. AND they have a bring-your-lunch policy, which means you can have terrific coffe with your brown-bagged sandwich without needing to hide it.

Thank Ellen T
Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neat older building, with plentiful seating. The coffee selection was decent, as were the pastries. Good stop for a quick bite.

Thank Anna H
Tarrytown, New York
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An unique place to grab a cup coffee with a newspaper to read. I love the atmosphere of sitting a local coffee joint without smelling burned coffee that from Starbucks.

Thank zanifranny
London, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a fresh expresso - lovely atmosphere. Great stop for fresh coffee throughout the day. Fresh made desserts also.

Thank 01Ca1956
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to stop in and have a snack before going to the theatre. I was disappointed that they didn't have sandwiches. They have lots of yummy baked goods. The coffee was delicious. I also had granola with yogurt which was very good. It was busy when I was in there. I would go in their again.

Thank jlalders
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We have had coffee here a couple of times. Each time they were quick, explained a drink to us (if I had to ask) and gave us exactly what we wanted. Their selection of coffee to buy for home is also quite impressive. Nothing hugely special, but certainly a nice place to go if you’re in town.

Thank Recipricating

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Canadian
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A3H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: 5192737909

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?