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Balzac’s Coffee

So called because Honoré de Balzac averaged 50 cups of the black stuff in a night of writing, this character-filled café offers baguette sandwiches and desserts, too. Located in an 1895 pump house of the preserved Gooderham and Worts Distillery (now a pedestrian district), Balzac’s benefits from splendid Victorian architecture.

It has lofty ceilings and brick walls that are delicately adorned with 1920s paraphernalia, from the old-fashioned painted posters for coffee to the enormous salvaged chandelier.

Order at the stunning curved bar made of pressed tin with all its silvery coffee accoutrements. Relax in a whicker chair at the marble topped tables, or on the sofa of the mezzanine gallery and while away an afternoon contemplating Sartre.

Address
Building 60, 55 Mill Street (Parliament),
Distillery District
Telephone
+1 416 207 1709
Opening Times
daily, 7am-8pm Mon-Sat; 8am-7pm Sun
Price
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