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The Scone Witch

#14 of 2,199 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
08:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had high expectations to try this place but were very disappointed. We waited 45 minutes for our order to arrive. When we expressed our dismay at the long wait time, we were told by a very rude cashier that they had forgotten about our order and had to wait another 15 mins for our order to arrive. She was... More 

Thank MFB_2416
Toronto, Canada
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387 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I read the reviews for this place before I went, let me tell you, be prepared to wait, but once the food gets to you, it is delicious, the scones are yummy, the is jam, yum yum, my platter was just great, I ate it all up, and was well worth the wait.

Thank 282Juliette282
Cornwall, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time here, and customer service was great. We were unsure of the menu items, and the staff were polite in assisting us with our inquiries. The food was good, although our soup was barely warm, which was somewhat disappointing. We would definitely return.

Thank MarjMassia
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent spot for breakfast. I had the vanilla cream scone and it was delightful. So much so, I came back the next day and had another. I would recommend getting a side of half Devon cream and strawberry jam. So good!

Thank dwynwen13
Ottawa, Canada
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154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant serves delicious low fat breakfasts. The scones are exquisite too. My favourite is the vanilla scone. The coffee is excellent. Be prepared to stand in line for a while to order your meal as there is no table service for ordering but they will. ring your meal to the table once they finish preparing it. I did not... More 

Thank Emily_Cattelan
Woodstock, Canada
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Scone Witch is a shop for those that want a great breakfast or those who truly love scones. The scones are made fresh and come in a variety of flavours (Lemon Poppyseed - my personal favourite!) The staff are great and the food presentation makes you happy you stopped in. If you are looking for a unique place to... More 

Thank Techiya L
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This downtown breakfast/brunch/lunch spot is a real gem. The smell of fresh-baked scones greets you as soon as you walk in the door. Service was fast, efficient and the food delicious, fresh and great presentation. The witch logo is fabulous and great branding. Please, please open a location in Toronto, Best scones we've ever had. Thank you Scone Witch!

Thank Joan B
Montreal, Canada
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132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for brunch. Had scrambled eggs wit salmon which were good. Feta scone did not seem to have feta but it was good with rhubarb-ginger jam. The scone witch plate was also good. Vanilla scone was my favourite. Latte was excellent. Service was not quick but coffee was served first which made it fine to wait a little. Seating is... More 

Thank FerrMasli
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 16:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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?