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The Scone Witch

#15 of 2,186 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Byward Market Area
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150 Elgin Street | Cafe entrance located on Gloucester street., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5B2, Canada
+1 613-232-2173
08:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Ottawa, Illinois
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The menu is very tasty and provides variations for scones and sides. Coffee is very good too and you can also just have a coffee and a sweet scone. The place has became busy lately and so during lunch hours it is very busy and sometimes it is hard to find a place

Thank Olivia_OTT
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was unsure of what to expect, but now that I've been once, I want to try the whole menu! The Ham and Gruyere is delicious, especially on a fresh, out of the oven cheddar scone!

Thank Sarah W
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a quick bite in between meetings. Very friendly woman suggested the ham and gruyere - I got it on the cheddar scone (I'm partial to savoury!) and it was DELICIOUS! I was licking up the crumbs. Latte was great too. I like that you can see into the food prep area. They give you a number and... More 

Thank belovedpilgrim
Victoria, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for brunch (Sat - Sun open 9 am) but can get rather busy as it is well worth the visit Overall a great experience with a different take on brunch centred around their scones. We had the scramble eggs covered with mushroom ragu and scrambles eggs covered with ham - both were very tasty as were the... More 

Thank chris_rooke
Claymont, Delaware
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great place for a good breakfast. Googled good restaurants nearby my hotel and found this one. Recommendations were for breakfast and followed it. The food was excellent with good service. The place was slightly on the smaller side with congested seats but the food is worth the struggle :-). I will recommend this for vegetarians as well.

Thank sriramxp
Kentville, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Visiting in Ottawa in April 2016 and wanted to try The Scone Witch after reading reviews on this site. This place was awesome - some of the best scones I have ever had. Tried one flavour with my lunch and then had to have another one for dessert - I was in scone heaven! May go back to Ottawa just... More 

Thank red2day
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I arrived at the Scone Witch today with my mother, who is a nurse, and her patient who is wheel-chair bound. We arrived around 3:50 pm although the store closes at 4:00 pm. We decided to go in and grab a few scones for the evening, I sat down with my mom's patient. Unfortunately, when 4:00 pm hit and we... More 

Thank Leah2331
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I honestly don't know what all the fuss is about for the Scone Witch. I got a tuna scone witch for lunch today. First off, they did not have the olive spread the sandwich is supposed to come with; I paid $8.45 (it was more because I wanted a wheat free scone.) I figure if I'm paying that much for... More 

Thank SdeeG001
Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Quite tasty, though conservative portions, so may not be enough if you have a hefty appetite or are wanting a big breakfast. Perfect for a light start to the day/ snack/ tea time. Fresh, flaky scones. Writing this makes me want to go back! Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Effie 1
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went for a quick bite and were pleasantly surprised. Good sized meal for the price but then OH SO DELICIOUS. Far better than what I was expecting. The buttery goodness of the scone was worth the wait in line. Glad I bought a second for takeaway to eat later. Just fantastic.

Thank Sarah A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Elgin Street | Cafe entrance located on Gloucester street., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5B2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-232-2173

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?