Inspired by the Grand Cafés of Paris, Balzac’s Coffee Roasters was brought to life by a burning ambition to bring that culture to the Great White North i.e. Canada. The company was founded in Stratford, Ontario in 1996, led by the entrepreneurial and artistic vision of one woman – Diana Olsen. As President and Founder, she continues to drive the company’s success with sharp business acumen, creativity, and a finger on the pulse of contemporary culture. Proudly Canadian, Balzac’s has 14 distinct and beloved locations across Ontario.