Balzac’s has opened its eighth cafe in the burgeoning Market St. area. It’s a suitable place, with its cobblestones, wide patios and plenty of tourists and city dwellers hitting the St. Lawrence Market next door. Like the other locations, there’s a French cafe vibe, thanks to the beautiful tiles and wood, banquettes and cafe tables, and a few Balzac’s posters.
Now that the mini-empire has spent several years dominating Toronto’s cafe scene, they’ve got their branding down. Every square inch is curated, pristine and lovely, with Balzac-emblazoned cups, cards, and posters available for purchase.