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The Scone Witch

#10 of 2,167 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Byward Market Area
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150 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5B2, Canada
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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All hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Scone Witch is among my favorite breakfast places in any city and I go every time I am in Ottawa. I have been to their other location but primarily go to the one on Elgin (note, the entrance is not actually on Elgin). The scones are to die for and they make an excellent and very filling breakfast plate.... More 

Thank hbsfan93
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130 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best scones outside of UK and great breakfast and lunch menu. Only negative point, on the day of my visit they were out of clotted cream...simply unacceptable

Thank denisYUL
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This a great and creative option for breakfast when you don't want the standard greasy spoon breakfast of eggs and bacon. The scones are flaky and delicious. The scrambled eggs are creamy and perfect. The jams are fruity and unique. My husband and I have gone time and again.

Thank Hungry_Frugal
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this place for lunch and it was a huge hit. One of the best tasting scones I've had. Tried the feta scone with goat cheese and tomorrow, and lemon poppy seed. Both equally delicious in their own way, feta scone a bit tiny but tasty, lemon poppy seed nice size, with a perfect faint crust on the outside and... More 

Thank wondermomToronto
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here to grab some breaky for the road and was not disappointed. I had the tuna on a herb scone and my boyfriend had a ham and cheese also on a herb scone. Delicious with flaky, moist, crusty dough that held up just enough to bite into but not fall apart. Very heartily sized too for a breakfast sandwich.... More 

Thank Ee-JinL
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212 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious fresh tasty food, served fast and friendly, We enjoyed the eggwich and the ham and Gruyere and even the gluten free scones were good ...flaky heaven! only problem is the restaurant system isn't working well...no place to put dirty dishes so they pile up on tables...the staff can't tell which people have finished and who is sitting with someone... More 

Thank b4i4gt
Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast here and the quality was great. Not cheap (two sandwiches and coffee around $20) but it's the city and the coffee was also good - always a bonus! Service was reasonably quick for a busy place on a Saturday morning.

Thank InTheMuskokas
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to go on the spur of the moment for coffee and a scone, for breakfast, or for lunch. Limited seating makes it better for 1-4 people, rather than for a large crowd, and the limited kitchen facilities make for a limited menu. That being said, you can't beat their delicious scones or the breakfast plate,... More 

Thank Irene_Joan
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply perfect. Amazing the scone with the salmon and cucumber. I have tasted the soup of the day peas and ham really delicious. My Ottawa fav.

Thank marco d
Alexandria VA
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284 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Boy, were the scones and jam good here! I got an Eggwich that consisted of a savory scone with scrambled eggs. The place is hopping on a weekday morning so I had to wait a while for the cooked option. Another time, I'd just get a scone and the great local jam and be done with it. They're the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, Canadian, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5B2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: 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?