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Balzac's Coffee Roasters

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Canadian
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149 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3H1, Canada
+1 519-273-7909
07:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favourite morning indulgences is Balzac's - whether for a cup of their excellent brewed coffee, a decadent café Canadien, smooth matcha, London fog, etc, their beverages make my taste buds happy! Their baked goods are excellent as well - my personal preferences are the raspberry muffin or the croissant amandine - so good! Not inexpensive, but definitely... More 

Thank Kristie L
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Love the vibe here. Old farmhouse/bistro decor with rustic touches. Cafe tables on the patio made me think of Paris.

Thank Theresa A
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109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I always enjoy Balzac's coffee. The staff are friendly and it is not overpriced for a coffee shop of this sort. I do find it difficult to find parking sometimes near the establishment, which is located right on the main street, downtown Stratford. Would probably consider it one of the top 3 coffee shops in Stratford. Definitely worth checking out.

Thank JukeboxMama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lots of hot drink choices on the menu. Latte with maple syrup soooo good. Drinks are made to order and high quality. Atmosphere is warm and inviting.

Thank Lisa T
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a good, old-fashioned main street coffee shop with great coffee and good snacks. The interior hasn't changed much over the years, which is good, and it's a great place to linger. Sometimes it's a bit too popular - there have been times we've wanted to go there but there hasn't been a place to sit - but that's... More 

Thank Roger T
Cookstown, Canada
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Most times in Stratford we pop in for coffee and a treat. Both are of great quality. We sit in the front window and enjoy the locals and theatre goers walk by.

Thank CookstownDAH
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Wow I did not think anything could be better than Starbuck's, but this is! The coffee is smooth and not bitter, like Starbuck's.

Thank kumite-girl
London, Canada
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60 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

It was a bit busy and crowded when I went. The interior seemed a little bit run down. That said, it was homely and cosy enough. The furniture wasn't the greatest. The chairs kinda uncomfortable. The coffees and teas were reasonable, and there were various options. (As one would expect). A reasonable average place. Reasonably priced stuff too.

1 Thank treadmill360
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The facility was nice and well groomed. Convenient location with outside seating. We had cappuccinos that were average in quality.

1 Thank allmen007
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Had a great matcha latte that was the perfect temperature and had great flavour. The barista working seemed new but was great and very friendly.

Thank amandared

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Canadian
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?