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The Scone Witch

150 Elgin Street | Cafe entrance located on Gloucester street., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5B2, Canada
+1 613-232-2173
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (42 reviews)
“scones” (409 reviews)
“vanilla cream” (16 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
150 Elgin Street | Cafe entrance located on Gloucester street., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5B2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting from Texas on my birthday and went into have lunch... hours online were until 4pm but when we arrived a few minutes before 2 it said three... no big deal, we had an hour. The people ahead of us in line ordered...More

1  Thank verrs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in to pick up breakfast while staying at a nearby hotel. Sandwiches made on homemade scones...breakfast with eggs, ham and cheese etc. Maybe a bit overpriced, but delicious.

Thank HJEO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wonderful place for breakfast or brunch. scones are exceptional, big variety of them, toppings and jams. it was a bit of mixing between our two orders, but otherwise i would suggest this place for perfect hearty breakfast.

Thank Dagaz11
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Melt in your mouth scones... they are the best scones I have ever eaten. Not cheap, but worth it. My only pause is with the service. They provide awesome service, however it is slow. I don't mind when I have time, however, when I stop...More

Thank Michou1
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Good twist on the scone, flaky layers rather than crumbly texture like the UK ones. Menu was full of scone based treats. We had the scone witch, scone filled with egg mayo and side salad and the poached salmon amd cucmber. Quick lunch sat by...More

Thank miinyii
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This little restaurant was awesome. Scones were great, a lot of variety and the place was packed (always a great indicator of the quality). Staff were friendly and the restaurant was clean. Great place for a quick breakfast or lunch / snack.

Thank Agamemon
Reviewed 28 November 2017

I'm not the biggest fan of scones, but this place was amazing. I find that scones tend to be hard and dry, but here they were perfect and buttery. Definitely recommend getting one of their "sconewiches" and trying a sweet scone with their homemade lemon...More

Thank V P
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Great food! Nice staff :) Something for everyone... light, hearty, sweet, savoury... The Scone Witch menu covers it all! Our experience was quality and tasty food regardless of choice made.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

While in Ottawa we ate here twice and were satisfied both on occasions. They have a nice selection of freshly baked scones that go great with coffee for breakfast or as a quick luncheon sandwich.

1  Thank Dale P
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We found the Scone Witch "accidentally" this past summer, because its name made a great rebus for a scavenger hunt we put together for our daughter's birthday. The scones here (both sweet and savoury ones) are delicious! Our daughter has loved every sweet flavour she's...More

1  Thank StLiMi
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17 July 2017|
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Response from CyndeeLaw | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I buy scones to go whenever I can. The caveat is to get there early because they can run out of scones by the end of lunch. They even offer to see frozen scones that you can bake at home.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-232-2173
  • E-mail
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