THE SCONE WITCH - By Brian Northgrave (Review)


Brian Northgrave


An intriguing name and a good write-up in The Citizen a few weeks ago led us to this scone specialty shop at 388 Albert Street, tel:-232-2173. (It is right next to where the ALTERNA Bank a.k.a. CSCOOP used to be).

On entering, there are a few tables at the front, overlooking the street. Proceed to the rear, where the food preparation area and the daily menu board are located. The menu deserves a good study. There is a variety of home made soups, different ones each day, coupled with a good selection of sweet or savoury scones and delicious desserts can provide a tasty lunch, dinner or just the cure for that peckish feeling.

On our visit Maxine and I both chose Feta cheese scones; she choosing a Feta/tomato/caramelized onion filling while I chose a Turkey/Brie spread. Glutton that I am, I also had a very good onion soup as a starter and we both shared an Orange-Cranberry scone with a side of Devon clotted cream as a dessert. They were all fresh and well prepared. With a pot of tea to chase it all down, the tab was around the $15.00 mark. All-in-all, a very pleasant lunch.

The Scone Witch opens early at 0700 for the breakfast crowd, but closes relatively early-- at 1700. Fortunately, there is a popular take-out service and of course the scones can be purchased by the dozen to take home or, even better, you can buy the prepared uncooked dough to take home and pop it in the oven for a fresh hot scone whenever you feel the need!
Brian Northgrave

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