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The Scone Witch

#14 of 2,200 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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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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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is not to be missed. The food is amazing and presented very nicely. The staff is always friendly. I visit as often as I'm in Ottawa. There is a great variety of scones and I always take a half dozen home with me.

Thank Jusmeg
Montreal, Canada
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Dropped into the Scone Witch for a quick brunch. The seating is fairly limited so there was a short queue. The scones were excellent, but the scrambled eggs were not 'creamy' but the salad with the eggs was fresh. The mustard ham served with the eggs was just a small portion, so the meal was just not satisfying for either... More 

Thank dave_b15
Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Go here for the best scones in all of Canada. I like the cheddar scone and the lemon poppyseed scone. I just tried the lemon curd with the lemon poppyseed scone - SO GOOD! Many great flavours to try. If you are staying downtown, get a few scones for your breakfast. No need to pay for a hotel breakfast. This... More 

Thank CyndeeLaw
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Every time I visit ottawa I have to stop here. I haven't been able to find a scone or jam anywhere else that I've visited that compares to here. And the ham and eggs are also perfectly cooked. Please go here!

Thank kristina826
Oro Station, Canada
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This small restaurant with limited seating specializes in scones with almost any flavour you can imagine and also provides enough additional food options to have a delicious and healthy meal for a family with two 13 year old boys. I had scrambled eggs topped with a mushroom ragu, a cranberry scone and raspberry jam (there were several other options to... More 

Thank BJW S
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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122 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I'm no expert when it comes to scones, but these are by far the best scones I've ever had. I've tried the plain, vanilla, and blueberry scones. All of which were delicious.

Thank Mohammad A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I had read good things about the Scone Witch and wasn't disappointed. My boyfriend and I had breakfast here and really enjoyed it. We both had a herb and onion scone with goats cheese (him) and cream cheese and chutney (me) and both really enjoyed them. They were surprisingly filling too. Nice wee place, very busy!

Thank Row J
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We had scrambled eggs with lemon poppyseed scone. Tasty and fluffy eggs! The jam and scone really good! My son and I chose tuna tomato salad sandwich: super good! Tasty, not overwhelmed with mayo. Greens salad good! Cappuccinos were delicious too. Size of portions just right, not overwhelmingly big. Friendly, quick service The smell of butter and scones baking is... More 

Thank Gabriela T
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I went here with family for lunch because I heard about its amazing scones, and was not disappointed. I ordered the BLT Pesto 'sconewitch' on a Cheddar scone; the scone was fresh and flaky, the pesto was light and the lettuce was crisp. The sweet scones for dessert are also lovely- my personal favourite was between the Oatmeal or Vanilla... More 

Thank jazz 1
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I'm from the part of England that scones originated from, and I can honestly say that these were some of the best scones I've tasted. Great coffee as well!

Thank Lisa C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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?