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55 Mill St | Building 60, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
+1 416-207-1709
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beans” (5 reviews)
“lemon tart” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (3 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Canadian
55 Mill St | Building 60, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. The coffee is very good, the location and situation is unique. When this place is empty I will stay here in some great sitting spots on the second floor. Other times I park in front and run in for take-out.

Thank MyCoachEd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I very recently visited Balzac’s as a final daytime pick-me-up stop in the Distillery District on a Toronto vacation. The shop’s coffee was fair to good( from someone who loves and has experienced many houses) The environment/atmosphere and architecture was fantastic. If...More

Thank DMcGilli
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

The Distillery District is popular with tourists and this place seems to charge accordingly. The coffee is good with good flavor in the espresso. Inside has a nice feel given the beautiful old building, although seating is minimalistic and people crowd around waiting for their...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

You can smell the great coffee as soon as you open the door. And the decoration of the coffee shop is amazing. Believe me, when they ask you how much water you need in your americano; they know what they’re doing. Unfortunately I was in...More

Thank Chimâ M
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Wanted to grab a quick treat between Union Station and a day of touristy stuff in downtown TO. Popped into Balzac's and had a Magic Bar and Maple Latte. So, so good!

Thank AileenGB
Reviewed April 26, 2018

Parisian Mint sounds interesting but that will knock you back about $5. Pretty tasty and good to try. Was going to get a hot chocolate but seemed like they would heat up Harmony chocolate milk.

Thank lemonloaf
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Whenever I am passing through Toronto lakeshore area this is my must have place for coffee and a treat! Magic bar and the peanut butter Rice Krispie squares are awesomeness beyond words! Easy pay parking at south end or 15 minute free at north end....More

Thank Adina S
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Balzac's is a cosy and friendly place to meet with your friends. It offers great variety of teas and coffees. The decoration is very nice with posters. Go to the second floor if you can find a space and take a seat to relax. I...More

Thank Talip K
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Where in the Summer heat or the Winter cold, Balzac's always delivers. Great staff that don't only know coffee, but actually care about serving it right.

Thank Siphiwe D
Reviewed January 22, 2018

This cafe offers a lovely, peaceful experience for all ages. Hip decor with two levels of sitting surrounded by a mix of modern and traditional lighting, wall and floor textures. Balza'c roast all of their own beans which gives the customer truly fresh roasted coffee....More

Thank TurtleLovers
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Karina G
March 20, 2015|
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Response from LHenderson55 | Reviewed this property |
Hi: Balzac's is a ten minute drive to downtown, with a wide selection of hotels. This would be a safer bet from an accommodation standpoint.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Canadian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Mill St | Building 60, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-207-1709
  • E-mail
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