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The Scone Witch

#13 of 2,192 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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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

The sandwiches are amazing; a must try at least one morning while you are in town. If you are staying at the Lord Elgin its just in the next building over.

Thank Andrea L
Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

This place is amazing! Skip the Starbucks line up in the Lord Elgin Hotel and go straight here. Both the savory and sweet scones were delicious, as are the sandwiches that they make.

Thank vampycat74
Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

well - you know - witches and cats ... Do yourseld a big favour - AND JUST GO ... three days in Ottawa and we went three times. Their breakfast, with scrambled eggs, real ham off the bone, fresh fruit salad including blueberries and red currants on the branch and of course, a yummy scrumptious chedddar scone with ginger rhubarb... More 

Thank Ricklion
London, United Kingdom
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403 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

It's hard to find - local insider knowledge helped me therefore to find a great little eaterie I would have bypassed completely if left to my own devices in Ottawa. It's inside an office block housing a local art foundation so you can walk through the foyer which displays examples of current projects or enter directly through the entrance on... More 

Thank lonewolf44
Milton, Canada
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

I love the sconewitch. I would go there as a treat for breakfast or for a cup of tea and scone on a regular basis. But the location on Albert is now closed down. They out grew it! That was the biggest challenge with the location it had about 6 tables so if you wanted to stay and eat it... More 

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North Ferrisburgh, Vermont, United States
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140 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Really close to the Lord Elgin hotel- but diff. to enter from Elgin St- go past where the sign is on Elgin to Gloucester St.- better entrance directly into Scone Witch on Gloucester- cheddar bacon scone sandwich is excellent

Thank Jeff V
Leander, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

The Scone Witch USED to be in a wonderfully quirky Victorian home. For whatever reason, they moved to a *strip mall like location* on Elgin. Yes, the scones were delicious. And the tea was nice... But the atmosphere sucked rotten eggs. The building is industrial with high, unfinished ceilings with all the duct work hanging out. The walls were gray... More 

Thank Robin J
Foxboro, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

A little tricky to find if you go through the main entrance for the building - you have to go through the lobby and down a corridor and through an unmarked door! There is a direct external entrance if you pass the building's main doors and turn into a courtyard-type entrance. It is well worth the effort to find, however!... More 

Thank Melanie C
Foxboro, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

This restaurant has relocated to Elgin Street and definitely worth the visit! See Elgin St. listing for review.

Thank Melanie C
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

The food at the Scone Witch is superb--the scones, soup, deserts. (BTW, their scones are not really like British scones, but more like a flavoured fluffy biscuit--I prefer this type). My biggest complaint about this place is the limited amount of seating which is ungoverned by the restaurant staff. As there is no "system" of getting a table, it's an... More 

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?