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scones in Toronto

Some Chowhounds have been mentioning the Windsor Arm's scones in an afternoon tea thread, so I thought I'd start a thread on other scones I've enjoyed around town.

I recently enjoyed some non-traditional, massive, decadent, buttery, ginger scones that were part of their pastry basket ($14) on the brunch menu at C5. While $14 is expensive for a pastry basket, the 6 pastries in the basket were larger and tastier than average. The basket also included a pain au choc, 2 almond croissants and cherry/custard danish.

Have enjoyed the mini-scones in the pastry basket offered on Frank's brunch menu, but haven't tried their blackcurrant scones. http://www.ago.net/frank-brunch-menu

Also like the light & flaky scones on the brunch menu at the Drake ($8). http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/_ftp/menu...

The scones offered at the King Eddy's afternoon tea were light and flaky, but traditional.

100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

King Edward Hotel
37 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C, CA

The Drake Hotel
1150 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

Windsor Arms
18 St Thomas St, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

FRANK @ The Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5T I4G, CA

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  1. I really enjoy the scones from Brick Street Bakery. These scones a plain but delicious. And also from one of the bakeries upstairs (maybe Carousel?) at the SLM. They are on the west side of the building right across from the place with the great roast beef sandwiches. These scones have chunks of white chocolate (which I am not usually a fan of) and raspberries.
    I love scones!

    Brick Street Bakery
    55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

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    1. re: cheesymama

      Oh, 1,000,000x agree on the Brick Street Bakery scones. I'm not in that area very often, so I haven't been there in a while but they are so, so good.

      Brick Street Bakery
      55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

    2. Oh I agree...I'm a big scone fanatic too...Le Gourmand is an easy treat on the weekends for me, and now that they have re-opened they're available again!!

      1. Definitely the scones at Mildred's. Not too sweet, totally buttery, and just the right size to go with brunch.

        1. Try Cake Town Cafe @ Woodbine and Danforth for scones they have a really good dried cherry and almond the best one is a pear and ginger

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          1. re: battenberg

            I agree with the Cake Town Cafe recommendation.... all their scones are superb.

            1. re: battenberg

              Another vote for the Cake Town Cafe scones. They'd been recommended by a dance class pal - and several people on the Mortimer 62 bus, so we finally picked some up. Great texture and flavour.

            2. Mildred's, for sure. The scones are flakey and light, and just the right size.

              1. Ella's Uncle on Dundas W makes really good blueberry scones. Big with icing sugar to make a mess :0)

                Ella's Uncle
                916 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J1W1, CA

                1. Something not traditional - had a scone with olives, feta and rosemary at the Bloor Street Diner takeout, because I needed something salty to munch on. Didn't expect much, but it turned out to be pretty good, the flavours were subtle but there and quite flaky. A little oily though.

                  Bloor Street Diner
                  55 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M4W1A5, CA

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                  1. re: Teep

                    The white chocolate scones at the School Bakery are awesome, as are the scones at the Drake

                    1. re: kwass

                      I like the scones at Whole Foods - they have a slightly spongy feel which is very pleasant, and are not overly sweet - and by WF standards, quite reasonably priced.

                      1. re: Bigtigger

                        I can't resist the blueberry scones at Starbucks!

                        1. re: millygirl

                          Their OK, but the pumpkin ones are best. Anyway, they arent' really scones, despite what Starbuck's calls them

                          1. re: evansl

                            I have to agree...the pumpkin scones at Starbucks are pretty good!!

                            1. re: kwass

                              Cobb's bakery sells awesome raspberry and white chocolate scones! So tasty, almost abit too indulgent for breakfast though :) More like a sweet treat. They have other flavours too - cinnamon, etc.

                              1. re: pancake

                                Gallery Grill at Hart House makes some killer cheese biscuits that are pretty similar to small scones. I used to love the cheese scones that Timothy's and the Second Cup carry, but they've become more and more industrial over the years. Plus, they're often a day or two old and not so good.

                                Gallery Grill
                                7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

                                1. re: pancake

                                  Yes, they are pretty damn good. I'm with you pancake.

                              2. re: evansl

                                Really?? So what are they then Evans?

                              3. re: millygirl

                                My friend is addicted to Starbucks' blueberry scones. They definitely DO NOT help the waistline!

                        2. I bought some gorgeous looking wild blueberry scones from Woodlot bakery today, though I have not tried them yet because I was too busy enjoying all of the other goodies I bought there! I've posted about Woodlot bakery here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/765578.

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                          1. re: myriam5555

                            Cake Town Cafe has an amazing Toffee Apple and Dried Blueberry Lemon Scone. The brownies are too die for as well.

                          2. Has anyone tried the scones at the Fairmont Empress hotel's "afternoon tea" (Victoria, BC). If so, which of the scones mentioned here do you feel are similar in style and as tasty or better than scones from the Empress?