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55 Mill St | Building 60, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
+1 416-207-1709
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beans” (5 reviews)
“pastry” (6 reviews)
“lemon tart” (4 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Canadian
55 Mill St | Building 60, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Balzac’s located in the distillery area was in a beautiful old building. Sit upstairs if you can. We only had coffee but pastries looked good.

Thank ELLlady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had afternoon tea here – an interesting sparkling drink of raspberry, strawberry and cracked pepper and a shared pineapple and coconut danish. The later was very tasty with some crunchy additions to the pineapple cream with some of the pastry dyed a striking green....More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Located in an historic area of Toronto, the Distillery District, the coffee shop is in an original building from the whiskey distillery. The area now houses many restaurants, clothing shops, art galleries and more. The coffee shop offers numerous coffee, tea and drink options as...More

Thank Connie654
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The go-to coffee house in the Distillery. There are others just as good, but Balzac’s by virtue of location and venue and length of time it’s been there is the most popular. Hard to find a seat so be prepared to get yours to go.

Thank Sugith V
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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 30 August 2018 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 1 July 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 26 June 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 25 June 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 27 April 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
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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
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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

Rating summary
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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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