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The Scone Witch

150 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5B2, Canada (Byward Market Area)
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Ranked #26 of 2,159 restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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213 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Plano, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had breakfast at the Scone Witch while we were in Ottawa and it was amazing. The Breakfast sconewich with egg and ham on any scone was great. It is served/garnished with a few salad greens and a few pieces of fruit which made a beautiful presentation as well as a tasty complement. The breakfast platter is also very good.... More

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Ontario, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I took the advice of other reviewers who said for the first visit you should have a vanilla scone with the clotted cream. It was delicious- very flaky scone. I don't think I've ever had Devon cream before and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Very light and delicate. I do agree that it is a tad... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I'm a fan of scones and those are near perfect. A good balance between sweet and salt, a lot of selection. A must for a successful breakfast, snack or coffee time.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Came in here for a spot of lunch and had the BLT which absolutely blew my mind. The scone was crunchy and yet soft inside and beautifully set off by the other ingredients, particularly the delicious bacon they used. Ehm, then had to try one of the scones with jam and devon cream. It was duly devoured and just so... More

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Melaka, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This cafe in downtown Ottawa has great options for breakfast and brunch. They offer both savoury and sweet scones, with something for everybody. A great place to stop for a break when exploring Ottawa's historic centre.

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Washington, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great daytime restaurant with really good food, all based on scones sweet and savoury. Delicious start to the day.

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Phuket, Thailand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Centrally located down town, and very nicely decorated. Food was fresh and delicious. Bathroom very modern and beautiful. Very pleasant atmosphere. Wanted to linger there but too many people wanted to sit down. It shows that food is good, as many customers waiting to order. Would gladly return.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This time, this visit to Ottawa, I had the chance to revisit The Scone Witch in their new branch on 150 Elgin St. Unlike their old original address on Albert St. This is a modern look in a new building. Yet the scones have retained their original excellent taste. I have a lot of scones since my previous review and... More

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Kitchener, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We were in Ottawa for the Easter weekend and we dropped into the Scone Witch on Elgin street for breakfast. It was hard to find since the entrance is on a side street off Elgin. But once we got in we were glad we found it. Who knew that an eggwitch could taste so good. Mike was friendly and efficient.... More

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Guelph, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

First of all, the Scone Witch has moved from Albert to 150 Elgin. Although I love the eclectic atmosphere of the old location, this one is larger - food still great. All the scones are fantastic. I love the brunch and my daughter loves the eggwitch. We do not come to Ottawa without coming here and getting some scones 'to... More

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