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.


55 Mill St | Building 60, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
+1 416-207-1709
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pastry” (5 reviews)
“lemon tart” (4 reviews)
“beans” (5 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 20:00All hours
Cafe, Canadian
55 Mill St | Building 60, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (207)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where in the Summer heat or the Winter cold, Balzac's always delivers. Great staff that don't only know coffee, but actually care about serving it right.

Thank Siphiwe D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe offers a lovely, peaceful experience for all ages. Hip decor with two levels of sitting surrounded by a mix of modern and traditional lighting, wall and floor textures. Balza'c roast all of their own beans which gives the customer truly fresh roasted coffee....More

Thank TurtleLovers
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is a nice coffee shop to take a break from the crowds at the Christmas market. Warm and welcoming with some outdoor seating. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Joanna D
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Even during th Christmas Market crush, this place is terrific for superb espresso or cappuchino. Excellent, friendly service.

Thank ottawatraveler_11
Reviewed 23 November 2017

This place is very nice inside and the outside. I had a hot chocolate which was good. The service is ok. Good place for a good price. I recommend this place to have a good time.

1  Thank Sasuke785
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Balzac' has the best ambience and coffee in Toronto! The atmosphere and location is stunning with the high ceilings and delicious sweets!

Thank dimoo
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Coffee in a cone!What an awesome treat. The chocolate in the cone melts as you drink it making it sweet and delicious, Pumpkin latte- best I ever had- real pumpkin purée, spices and maple syrup. I can’t even describe the deliciousness Apple cider- sweet and...More

Thank yogamama40
Reviewed 17 October 2017

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

1  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank trip_traveller212
Reviewed 25 September 2017

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
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 135 hotels in Toronto
Residence & Conference Centre - Toronto Downtown
15 reviews
.26 miles away
Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown
1,325 reviews
.71 miles away
The Broadview Hotel
41 reviews
.79 miles away
Novotel Toronto Centre
2,245 reviews
.79 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Soma Chocolate
630 reviews
.07 miles away
Cluny Bistro
1,005 reviews
.08 miles away
El Catrin
1,215 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Distillery Historic District
6,544 reviews
.06 miles away
Ontario Spring Water Sake Company
29 reviews
.05 miles away
Spirit of York
13 reviews
.05 miles away
Young Centre for the Performing Arts
24 reviews
.11 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Karina G
20 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.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Canadian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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