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SCONES

Several years ago, while in London, we would have coffee and scones in a little cafe down the street, for breakfast. Perhaps I'm just nostalgic but they were soooo good ... not too sweet and light. Where can I get the best scones around this area? As much as I love Wilson's Farm , I don't care for their scones. Thanks for any tips.

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  1. I like the scones at the Clear Flour Bread Bakery in Brookline.

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      1. re: Boston_Otter

        +3

        excellent. They are not a sugar delivery system, which to me is perfect.

        1. re: smtucker

          Yes, Petsi Pies has the best. Vicki Lee's in Belmont has good scones too. (But I haven't had scones in London, so I can't compare.)

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          Petsi Pies
          285 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143

          Vicki Lee's
          105 Trapelo Rd, Belmont, MA

          1. re: Pia

            Vicki Lee's scones are not called "scones" by Vicki...she calls them biscuits (which some know as "Vicki's Bicky's")...but I think of them as scones and they are light and tasty and delicious and when they hit your stomach, they don't feel like they want to keep giving in to gravity...which is good as pretty much anything else calling itself a scone seems to want to do. Her scones stop in your stomach and light up your face with a smile. All Good Stuff.

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            Vicki Lee's
            105 Trapelo Rd, Belmont, MA

          2. re: smtucker

            Zing Coffee inside Porter Square Books carries them, just to note. I've actually never been to Petsi Pies itself :)

            1. re: Boston_Otter

              while Petsi Pies scones *are* in fact delicious...in my mind they in no way resemble a true English scone. Way too heavy and a tad bit dry for that.

              I have no recommendation on this (the only place I knew for them closed nearly a decade ago,) but am now watching this thread avidly! I too would love a truely light and melt in your mouth scone :)

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              Petsi Pies
              285 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143

        2. The Greenhill Bakery in Dorchester has good scones http://www.greenhillsirishbakery.com/

          1. I second Greenhills. If it's early enough, order the scones with rasberry jam and butter. If they are served hot, they are amazing.

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            1. re: dmullin699

              mmmm greenhill bakery scones sound great....:) will have to check 'em out.
              i agree that they should not be a 'sugar delivery system' --there are plenty of other baked goods that serve that purpose well. A proper scone shouldn't be one of them.

            2. My favorite scones are at Scup's in East Boston. I didn't realize how good a scone could be until I had one there. They are closed for renovation until April, I think, but when they reopen, it's well worth a visit.