We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Balzac's

#119 of 6,948 Restaurants in Toronto}
$Cafe,
55 Mill St | Building 60, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
+1 416-207-1709
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pastry” (5 reviews)
“lemon tart” (4 reviews)
“beans” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Canadian
PRICE
$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
55 Mill St | Building 60, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (196)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 180 reviews

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
Nearby
Downtown
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
...More
Nearby Restaurants
Soma Chocolate
606 reviews
.12 km away
Cluny Bistro
932 reviews
.13 km away
El Catrin
1,158 reviews
.09 km away
Mill Street Brew Pub
1,048 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Distillery Historic District
6,223 reviews
.06 km away
Ontario Spring Water Sake Company
29 reviews
.07 km away
Spirit of York
11 reviews
.08 km away
Young Centre for the Performing Arts
22 reviews
.18 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Karina G
21 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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.
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing