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The Scone Witch

) #14 of 2,245 Restaurants in Ottawa $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
150 Elgin Street | Cafe entrance located on Gloucester street., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5B2, Canada
+1 613-232-2173
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (42 reviews)
“scones” (371 reviews)
“vanilla cream” (16 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 20:00All hours
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
150 Elgin Street | Cafe entrance located on Gloucester street., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5B2, Canada
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161 - 170 of 473 reviews

Reviewed 9 February 2016

Stopped by for coffee before a meeting but couldn't resist the vanilla scone. The scone is awesome by itself...no butter, no jelly.

Thank Mutler
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Did I mention that this place serves delicious food.It also has a wide variety of choices that are not scones.We have had a Sunday breakfast here many times.It is consistently good.It is always busy.we have never walked out without feeling completely satisfied.One thing I have...More

Thank William4788
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Service is polished, stylish, classy and not expensive. Nice and overwelming smell of butter and cream when I entered the premises at 09:30 in the morning. Perfect English scones ( dry as a scone should be with the lukewarm moist of freshness and a little...More

Thank RuyBlasHugo
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Lovely small downtown restaurant specialized in scones. The room is a bit small (tables may be rare at rush hour). Friendly staff, good and original food and good prices. A great place to get a quick lunch downtown in a friendly atmosphere. They do breakfast,...More

Thank Roddy D
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Fabulous Scones. Very fresh and delicious. I did think it was a bit ridiculous to charge 25 cents for butter though. I mean really? Not the money...just the principle.

1  Thank DMSinYYC
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Had a girlfriend weekend in Ottawa with my best friend fro Calgary and the Scone Witch was on our hit list. We went in the afternoon for a coffee/chai tea and a scone and we're not disappointed - except that they were pretty much sold...More

Thank PousinQuebec
Reviewed 23 January 2016

I absolutely love this place for a light lunch. My favourite is the BLT with pesto on an herb & onion scone. I also bring scones home regularly - choose from a variety of sweet or savory, plus a different 'scone of the month' every...More

Thank Allen T
Reviewed 13 January 2016

I was looking for a local taste of Ottawa and one of the recommendations the hotel staff gave me was the Scone Witch. This place was busy for a reason! The scone sandwiches are out of this world! I even took a few scones to...More

Thank M W
Reviewed 5 December 2015

The staff could smile a little more - the food is fantastic but a smile should be included. The scones are without compare in N. America.

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 4 December 2015

It is a little hard to find if you don't know your way around, but it is definitely a must for any scone lovers. Get your favourite sweet scone with jam and devon cream and you will never want to taste anything else.

Thank Allison C
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18 July 2017|
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
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
  • E-mail
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