Balzac's Coffee Roasters


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Balzac's Coffee Roasters

This popular coffee house is nestled in the old Pump House of the historic Distillery District and is probably the closest you'll get to a European coffee house in Toronto. The dark wood and raw stone interior lends a Paris café ambiance to this hidden-in-epic-proportions gem. Stylized posters in the Toulouse-Lautrec and Cheret realm grace the walls, while a huge chandelier hangs from the ceiling.


From the exotic fruits and delicacies of Chinatown to the European-style Kensington Market, the colorful streets of Little India and the authentic restaurants of Little Italy and Greektown, cafes to your liking can be found in any of Toronto's multicultural corners.