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The Scone Witch

#12 of 2,193 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've had tuna salad on a savory scone here, and also their brunch (scrambled eggs on scone with side of bacon). Both were delicious. There aren't many tables and service is sedately paced, so if coming for lunch it's best to come earlier than noon.

Thank BYL8819
London, Canada
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hands down, best scones I've ever had! Today I had the big breakfast of scrambled eggs, fruit, an oatmeal scone, and apricot jam. The ham and cheese scone which is another one of my favourites. To be honest, I don't think it matters what type of scone you order - they're all amazing!

Thank bakpaka2016
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed March 22, 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 March 19, 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 61 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 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 March 12, 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 March 8, 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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
  • Neighborhood: 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?