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The Scone Witch

#17 of 2,218 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Byward Market Area
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150 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5B2, Canada
613-232-2173
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 152
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Stylish, classy and not expensive

Service is polished, stylish, classy and not expensive. Nice and overwelming smell of butter and cream when I entered the premises at 09:30 in the morning. Perfect English scones ( dry as a scone should be with the lukewarm moist of freshness and a little crust on the outside. ) with a nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
RuyBlasHugo
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montreal
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montreal
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105 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service is polished, stylish, classy and not expensive. Nice and overwelming smell of butter and cream when I entered the premises at 09:30 in the morning. Perfect English scones ( dry as a scone should be with the lukewarm moist of freshness and a little crust on the outside. ) with a nice serving of triple fruit jam, on the... More 

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Thank RuyBlasHugo
Torbay, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely small downtown restaurant specialized in scones. The room is a bit small (tables may be rare at rush hour). Friendly staff, good and original food and good prices. A great place to get a quick lunch downtown in a friendly atmosphere. They do breakfast, desserts, coffee and tea, etc. Goat and tomato scone sandwich was nice. Salmon one was... More 

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Thank Roddy D
Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous Scones. Very fresh and delicious. I did think it was a bit ridiculous to charge 25 cents for butter though. I mean really? Not the money...just the principle.

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Thank DMSinYYC
Quebec
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a girlfriend weekend in Ottawa with my best friend fro Calgary and the Scone Witch was on our hit list. We went in the afternoon for a coffee/chai tea and a scone and we're not disappointed - except that they were pretty much sold out of all scones except the two we wanted. They were delish as well as... More 

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Thank PousinQuebec
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely love this place for a light lunch. My favourite is the BLT with pesto on an herb & onion scone. I also bring scones home regularly - choose from a variety of sweet or savory, plus a different 'scone of the month' every month (especially seasonal choices like maple, pumpkin, or cranberry). Stop reading reviews and just try... More 

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Thank Allen T
Quebec, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for a local taste of Ottawa and one of the recommendations the hotel staff gave me was the Scone Witch. This place was busy for a reason! The scone sandwiches are out of this world! I even took a few scones to take back to the hotel room!

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Thank M W
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The staff could smile a little more - the food is fantastic but a smile should be included. The scones are without compare in N. America.

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Thank Sandra S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

It is a little hard to find if you don't know your way around, but it is definitely a must for any scone lovers. Get your favourite sweet scone with jam and devon cream and you will never want to taste anything else.

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Thank Allison C
Ottawa
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113 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

If you use the 150 Elgin Street entrance you have to walk thru the lobby then take a left after the elevators. Much easier to enter off Gloucester Street All items are listed on a large blackboard behind the cash. You line up to place your order and receive a number in a metal holder (we were #7). We took... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Comfortable spot. Order at counter. Delicious brunch items on weekend. Great scrambled eggs with mushroom ragu. Several types of scones....but cranberry orange was amazing. Free wireless connection.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5B2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: 613-232-2173

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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