Balzac’s Coffee


You couldn’t get more character, charisma, and style out of a coffee shop if you tried – Balzac’s Coffee shop is the best place to enjoy an espresso, latte, or whatever you like in the Distillery District.   This place is hip, edgy, and no it’s not a secret anymore.   If you come packed with hunger and excitement also bring your patience cause it took us forever to find a place to sit in this place with the line up constantly growing.   Without a doubt this is the place to be.


This is the third instalment of Balzac’s with the first two successfully situated Stratford Ontario and in Liberty Village.  This passion project of founder Diana Olsen has blossomed and matured into the next big coffee franchise in this caffeine crazed city we live in.   “I found myself very comforted, with a great sense of belonging in the grand cafes of Paris.  The depth of history and culture inspired me to bring these qualities to my cafes in Canada.


Exposed brick decor with a distinct style that is uniquely felt at each Balzac’s location differing slightly from each one you visit.  The Distillery location is no exception, just being there you can feel the admiration from all the patrons who come and go, stay and drink and drink some more.


Some organic hot chocolate to pass the time or to warm up on a winter afternoon?  All signs point to “yes”.


Very vintage style chandelier and some more exposed brick – You’re seeing the staircase to the second floor seating area (which was packed) , just another area for you to enjoy you time at Balzac’s.


Classy establishment – Very well maintained and we would most definitely visit again, and again.



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