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55 Mill St | Building 60, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
+1 416-207-1709
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  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastry” (5 reviews)
“lemon tart” (4 reviews)
“beans” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian
55 Mill St | Building 60, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place has a big advantage of location. Its very pretty and very touristy. I had an iced mocha as it was a hot day. It was vegan and i had it with almond milk. We sat outside in the sun around the beautiful sculptures...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When looking for an interesting location and something different (like a coffee in a cone) you should not miss Balzac's!

Thank trip_traveller212
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really great interior...perfect for a date spot...snack/drink. Tried the N2 coffee...was a bit underwhelmed by it. Really weak...5 dollars really would have been better spent elsewhere or just a normal cappucino drink. Cannot say much else as we did not try much while there but......More

Thank YamaBee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lovely building, very good coffee, great place to relax and enjoy! The staff isn't crazy friendly, but not unpleasant either, they are ok.

Thank GaliaMK
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

What a great coffee shop. Lovely location wonderful ambiance and a cute patio. The coffee and the lattes were great. Fresh squeezed lemonade. And amazing European lemon tarts. Free wifi. Doggy treats. Etc.. service with a smile. Choose your brew bold medium Colombian dark or...More

Thank Lisetteki
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This Balzac Coffee location was the first one in Toronto. Its location in the Distillery District is in an awesome former storehouse. The exposed brick, ducts and wooden rafters give it unusual ambiance. There are many types of coffee offered as well as sweets. Line...More

Thank Gloria B
Reviewed 1 September 2017

If you are looking for a nice place to take a break from all the walking around this distillery district you should go here. More than just coffee, we ate outside on the patio and enjoyed our lemonade and cookies. A great place to people...More

Thank vsattui123
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We came in here because we were thirsty from walking around the Distillery district....were pleasantly surprised that it was in such an interesting historical building. Had our drinks on the outside patio, very inviting and relaxing. Iced tea and lemonade were refreshing, and the cookie...More

Thank 946GailS
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This may be one of the most beautiful coffee houses I've been in. Sit upstairs for people watching. Truly unique..

Thank bcsystems
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We love the building and the outdoor square. The service was very friendly. Neither the cortado nor the cappuccino were great, while the mochalatte was good.

Thank Nolinice
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
21 March 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

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Cafe, Canadian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-207-1709
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