My heart skipped a beat when I saw that The Scone Witch had closed its doors on Albert St. Now where could I go for the best scones in Ottawa, if not the country? When I saw that they have a new address at 150 Elgin (entrance on Gloucester St.) I started to breathe again!
If you have never eaten at Sconewitch you don’t know what you are missing. Their light and flaky scones come in many flavours, both sweet and savoury. My personal favourite is ginger currant with its chunks of candied ginger. It is fabulous on its own, and even better with the delicious Moss Berry Farm jam that they sell. A close second would have to be the lemon poppyseed!
The Scone Witch offers much more than just scones. They have sconewitches and mealwitches which are delicious sandwiches on scones instead of bread. The savoury scones are better for these. On weekends they have brunch with eggs, assorted meats, fresh fruit and, of course, scones. A great tip is that you can buy the scones uncooked and frozen ensuring that you have fresh, hot scones at home when the
need urge arises!
The new decor, while a funky, industrial style, isn’t quite as character-filled as the old house they inhabited on Albert. But, they have gained space for a few more tables and a larger working and display space. A fair trade off I suppose! They are also now more centrally located in downtown Ottawa. They have a second location on Beechwood in New Edinburgh.
So when you are out and about in downtown Ottawa and looking for a place to grab a quick meal or snack during the day, try out The Scone Witch. Did I mention that they also make great coffee and tea to go with those scones?
Donna says: “These sound so yummy! And with hubby working right across the street, I may have to put my order in!”