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Balzac's Coffee Roasters

) #1 of 3 Coffee & Tea in Stratford #6 of 112 Places to Eat in Stratford $$ - $$$ Cafe,
149 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3H1, Canada
+1 519-273-7909
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“coffee beans” (6 reviews)
“lemon tart” (8 reviews)
“scones” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian
$$ - $$$
149 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3H1, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped for tea & sweet. Beverages were hot & delicious. Date square & gingersnap were tasty. Ambiance was airy & nostalgic with high tin ceilings and a beautiful old counter. Will return next time on the Main Street.

Thank Merri F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Balzacs has consistently provided great coffee and good service at their original location in Stratford. It is a delight to sit outside and watch the people go by in a small town.

Thank LHenderson55
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absoulutely excellent iced lattes... great service too. The coffee was so good we went back the next day for more.

Thank franneee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Needed a well deserved shopping break so treated ourselves to lattes and ginger cookies on the patio! Absolutely divine. Replenished our souls!

Thank sooty174
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our morning coffee here en route eastbound to Waterloo. Right in Route 8 in Stratford, this place offers up great coffee and a wonderful selection of baked goods. We tried the cheese-chive scones and they were superb. Wishing we were staying longer, and...More

Thank T2011PQcarol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For anyone who thinks of the giant American chain as what constitutes a coffee house, Balzac's will be a revelation. We met friends there every morning during our visit and enjoyed a variety of properly roasted and brewed coffees. I did not have any of...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband was devastated that there was no Starbucks in Stratford --- UNTIL I introduced him to Balzac's Coffee! He wanted to go back twice a day. The richness of the coffee was notably TOP quality. The 'Canadian' latte with maple flavor was subtle yet...More

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recently four days in Ancaster, London, Paris and Stratford, Ontario and had a problem getting a good coffee. Balzac's didn't disappoint.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Balzac's for their coffee. We both had iced mochas that were beyond delicious. In fact, we actually took the time to sit outside on a bench during our walk to enjoy them, rather than to keep walking while drinking...More

Thank ByJamiePhotography
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently the coffee is fabulous- have heard this from many people. As a tea drinker, I was disappointed in their rather basic and limited selection of both straight up teas or tea crafted drinks. Nice to splurge on something special in a beautiful atmosphere like...More

Thank AmyLynn1980
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Cafe, Canadian
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 519-273-7909
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