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The Scone Witch

#14 of 2,200 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a nice breakfast at Sconewitch however the service was very slow. I ordered the breakfast and it took nearly half an hour, I was starting to think perhaps my order had been forgotten when the server came over at last. I was on my own so perhaps they de-prioritized my meal for some of the larger groups, as... More 

Thank CD154913
Burlington, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am sorry but my son and I hated the scones here. We are British and came here expecting a good old scone but what we got was a layered concoction of some sort that was tasteless and not scone like. We tried both the cheddar scone and the Jalapeno scone. Nope! I apologize if Ottawa scones are supposed to... More 

Thank ExpediaKirsty
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

1 Thank MFB_2416
Toronto, Canada
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388 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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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160 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 3 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 3 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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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?