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“Perfect” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Balzac's

Balzac's
Ranked #107 of 8,409 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: Downtown
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Superb little coffee shop, awesome location, artwork on the walls, great coffee and perfect hot chocolate ... The cookies are awesome too. Glad we found this place on a dull and damp day, it was worth it. 10/10

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English first
Hertford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Coffee, yest, tasty coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We went to the Balzac's in the Distillery District: good location and coffee that tasted of coffee. It increased my aversion of Starbucks. Busy, but the background noise wasn't too bad: certainly not a problem for having a conversation. The building is a delight. The service is quirky, but allows time to make the coffee with care.

Visited October 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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109 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

Great spot to stop for coffee when in the Distillery District.

Visited July 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great coffee and sweets - but the line ups are long”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

I love Balzac's - either in Liberty Village or the Distillery District - great coffee. Nice to sit outdoors or in. The ambience is fun either way - it's a place that takes its coffee but not itself too seriously.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“great ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

good coffee, nice ambiance and great people watching spot on the patio

Visited July 2012
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