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The Scone Witch

150 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5B2, Canada (Byward Market Area)
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Ranked #20 of 2,170 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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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I love this place. The scones and tea are the best I have had in Ottawa (and even compared to other cities). They have great selection and variety and you have even take frozen scones to bake at home. The staff is nice but I often find they are understaffed for their popularity levels.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Upfront, I have a love of scones. However, I also eat gluten-free, which means that I often have to forgo any restaurant made scones. Not at Scone Witch - they keep a savory and a sweet gluten free scone on the menu. MADE MY DAY!! The selection of jams are delightful - try the rhubarb-ginger. I went for afternoon tea... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Nice concept, fresh scones served as breakfast, sandwich or sweet. Healthy meal on the go. My best was the avocado summer sandwich. It can be served with a salad. Fresh eatery style little place to go!

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Boucherville, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The brunch there is wonderful. The plate is full of scrambled eggs, fruits and of course, the scone. Interesting to taste the different kinds. When I go back to Ottawa, I will certainly visit them again, but next time, I will bring back home with me a bag of scones.

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Ottawa, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Scones - a niche commodity in the Ottawa area and the Scone Witch does it well. We returned to their new location on Elgin St. It's easy to miss, because the entrance is off a side street (Gloucester St, I think), so watch out for that. In addition to an endless variety of good sweet and savory scones, they now... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A really good breakfast is often hard to find in the middle of a city where the local diner is a thing of the past. Set in downtown Ottawa in a very minimalist building is a little breakfast and lunch gem. Everything on the place is baked, cooked, and placed with attention to details. Cheddar scones, eggs with mushroom ragout,... More

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Thornhill, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were thrilled to discover that this shop open just around the corner from where were were staying. It's located in the Arts Council Building which is beautiful in itself. Ginger currant scone was perfect as was the rest of our breakfast. We would gladly return next time we are in Ottawa.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Had breakfast and it was excellent, esp the scone! Stepping into the restaurant it smelled like a good bakery as there is no separation between kitchen and eating area. I found the meal a bit expensive and it is unfortunate that there are no refills for coffee but besides that would still recommend it.

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Montreal, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Read about this restaurant on Tripadvisor. Loved my breakfast of cheddar scone stuffed with scrambled eggs and ham. Bought 6 scones to take to my aunt - apple caramel, lemon poppyseed and oatmeal - all good and oatmeal was my favourite.

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Plano, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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