Balzac's Coffee Roasters

Cafés by day, unique event spaces by night.

Whitney Heard

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All about Balzac’s Coffee Roasters

What inspired you to start your business?

As the legendary story goes, Honoré de Balzac’s copious consumption of black coffee is what fuelled many endless nights composing great literature. But his shrewd declaration, “the café is the people’s parliament,” is what defines the spirit of Balzac’s Coffee Roasters. For President and Founder, Diana Olsen, the desire to capture this sentiment was first piqued when she was 18 and reveling in the Grand Cafés of Paris.

What do you love about weddings?

Seeing each couples unique vision, that ultimately transforms our cafés in to their dream wedding venue.

What sets you apart from everyone else?

By celebrating the history and culture that defines each distinct location, each café has carved out it's own personality. No two cafés are the same.

How would you describe your style?

Our cafés are all inspired by the Grand Cafés of Paris with our Balzac's signature features.

Any interesting facts about you?

Our Market Street location, across from the St. Lawrence Market recently expanded, giving us more room for events at this café.

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HRM Photography

HRM Photography

Whitney Heard

Whitney Heard

Whitney Heard

Whitney Heard

Claire Dam Photography

Claire Dam Photography

Whitney Heard

Whitney Heard

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