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The Scone Witch

#15 of 2,191 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Byward Market Area
Cafe, Canadian
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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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New York City
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in the café for a lunch based on TA reviews and we found the food interesting and tasty. All scones were very fresh. The sandwiches have uncommon combinations of cheeses/meat/fish which actually interested us and after a little hesitation we chose 3 different ones and we didn't regret for trying them. The service was very quick. I rated... More 

Thank NewYorkCityOval
Ingleside, Canada
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom and I ate here on June 5th while participating in Doors Open Ottawa. I had got in line early to sign up for the Shopify tour and luckily got in before it sold out. Anyway, we had to wait 2 hours until our tour started so we decided to have breakfast. We walked around a bit and found... More 

Thank MelMuff
Magog, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Discovering this restaurant was a good surprise that morning. The atmosphere is both urban and cozy - lots of space and wood. I got EggWitch breakfast, and it was perfect - good, beautifully served with some fruit and salad, and my daughter got a fruit salad that was fresh and satisfying. I bought scones to go and they were excellent.... More 

Thank 182142Amt
Ottawa, Canada
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Stopped in here for a quick grab & go treat the other day. Nothing like a warm scone - went with the currant & ginger one - delicious! Didn't even need butter! Service was quick & friendly, and the store was clean as always.

Ottawa, Illinois
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The menu is very tasty and provides variations for scones and sides. Coffee is very good too and you can also just have a coffee and a sweet scone. The place has became busy lately and so during lunch hours it is very busy and sometimes it is hard to find a place

Thank Olivia_OTT
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Was unsure of what to expect, but now that I've been once, I want to try the whole menu! The Ham and Gruyere is delicious, especially on a fresh, out of the oven cheddar scone!

Thank Sarah W
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick bite in between meetings. Very friendly woman suggested the ham and gruyere - I got it on the cheddar scone (I'm partial to savoury!) and it was DELICIOUS! I was licking up the crumbs. Latte was great too. I like that you can see into the food prep area. They give you a number and... More 

Thank belovedpilgrim
Victoria, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

A great place for brunch (Sat - Sun open 9 am) but can get rather busy as it is well worth the visit Overall a great experience with a different take on brunch centred around their scones. We had the scramble eggs covered with mushroom ragu and scrambles eggs covered with ham - both were very tasty as were the... More 

Thank chris_rooke
Claymont, Delaware
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a great place for a good breakfast. Googled good restaurants nearby my hotel and found this one. Recommendations were for breakfast and followed it. The food was excellent with good service. The place was slightly on the smaller side with congested seats but the food is worth the struggle :-). I will recommend this for vegetarians as well.

Thank sriramxp
Kentville, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Visiting in Ottawa in April 2016 and wanted to try The Scone Witch after reading reviews on this site. This place was awesome - some of the best scones I have ever had. Tried one flavour with my lunch and then had to have another one for dessert - I was in scone heaven! May go back to Ottawa just... 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?