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The Scone Witch

#30 of 2,194 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 - 8:00 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, Brunch

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  • 132
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 6
    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
Scones are what they do and they do them very well!

A little tricky to find if you go through the main entrance for the building - you have to go through the lobby and down a corridor and through an unmarked door! There is a direct external entrance if you pass the building's main doors and turn into a courtyard-type entrance. It is well worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Melanie C
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Foxboro, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Foxboro, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A little tricky to find if you go through the main entrance for the building - you have to go through the lobby and down a corridor and through an unmarked door! There is a direct external entrance if you pass the building's main doors and turn into a courtyard-type entrance. It is well worth the effort to find, however!... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The food at the Scone Witch is superb--the scones, soup, deserts. (BTW, their scones are not really like British scones, but more like a flavoured fluffy biscuit--I prefer this type). My biggest complaint about this place is the limited amount of seating which is ungoverned by the restaurant staff. As there is no "system" of getting a table, it's an... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Found this place when recently visiting Ottawa when I was looking for a spot to take our group for breakfast. I read good reviews and saw a picture of their breakfast, and despite it being a farther walk than other spots, I was determined to go here. We arrived just at the turnover from breakfast to lunch, and I luckily... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have been searching for fresh scones and decided the Scone Witch is the best spot to experience the English quick breads. This spring we had scones with tea on three occasions, purchasing a pot of clotted cream to take home. Fresh scones with a pot of tea can be a very good afternoon break. The chefs offered a number... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Another Trip Advisor find!! A short walk from our hotel and Parliament Hill. The entrance is not off of Elgin, but the security guard pointed us in the right direction. Smells yummy when you walk in. So many scones, so little time! We had the cranberry & orange, and peach cobbler scones with our morning coffee. So good. And we... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I absolutely adore The Scone Witch. My favourite scone is the lemon poppyseed scone, but they're all good. Unfortunately, they don't keep very well, so be sure to eat them up soon after purchase (within 24 hours).

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Cornwall Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Although I knew what a scone was, I never had the opportunity to actually have one. I guess that I considered myself a scone virgin. After spending several days in Ottawa, I stopped by to pickup 3 various types of scone sandwiches (I guess that's where the name comes from) along with two scones. The sconewitches were for my son,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Staying at the Lord Elgin, so wanted a breakfast away from hotel. Great find. Clean, fun atmosphere with great coffee. Going back tomorrow!

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Regina, SK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

After touring England and eating a scone with tea every afternoon, I absolutely had to try this restaurant. My husband and I came after Sunday mass, and the place was empty at 1:30 pm. So it's a wise plan to either arrive early or late if you are having lunch. I was only here for the scones, and they were... More 

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Ancaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The world is full of interesting urban coffee shops. They are everywhere and they are usually the same. The bearded dude, showing off his ear ring and horn rimmed glasses as he entices you to buy the kale muffins made by local muffin artisans. Arg! But not here. Sure the dud is there... but the food!!! Wow. This makes this... More 

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Additional Information about The Scone Witch

Address: 150 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5B2, Canada
Phone Number: 613-232-2173
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?