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Best Scones in Toronto

I just realized that we don't have a thread devoted to scones. IMO, the best scones in Toronto can be found at the Drake. Their blueberry scones are an addiction of mine. I also had a very delicious lemon raspberry scone a few months ago from Ideal Coffee on Yonge just North of Lawrence. But today, I tried a brand new bakery devoted to scones called Baker and Scone. I had the lemon currant scone, and it was really delicious!! They have a ton of different flavours, which they will be rotating, and I have to say, that if you like scones, you HAVE to try this place. I'm going to go back every week, until I've tried every one of their flavours :)

Baker and Scone is located on St Clair, just a few doors down from Stockyards.

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  1. I haven't done a taste test but I was impressed with the scones, and not much else, at Stock at the trump tower.

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    1. re: dubchild

      I've head about the scones @ Stock, but I've yet to try them.

    2. You know my thoughts on this - the pumpkin scone at Starbucks. Only available in the Fall.

      Harbord Bakery.

      All The Best has very nice scones. Can't remember if they do them themselves or bring them in.

      Whole Foods also has some nice ones.

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      1. re: magic

        Ooooh...I forgot about the pumpkin scone from Starbucks. And Yes, I must agree, that is a very yummy scone!!!

        Magic, you have to check out the scones at Baker and Scone. I think you'll be very impressed!!

        1. re: kwass

          Oh I'll be going. Thanks for the scoop, kwass.

        2. re: magic

          The Starbucks pumpkin scones are out again, fyi. Again, only available in the Fall.

          Enjoy with a black coffee. Heaven.

          1. re: magic

            Apparently, Cobs has pumpkins scones right now too.

        3. St John's bakery - I like the orange, chocolate and ginger one. Available at the Big Carrot.

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            1. re: kwass

              Just saw a note at Big Carrot that St Johns discontinued this flavour. Their scones are worth a try regardless.

            2. re: julesrules

              I also loved the ginger scone at St John's!

              1. re: julesrules

                They used to sell a coconut walnut scone ... mmm! Available at both their store and at Big Carrot. It's been a while, not sure if they still have that flavor?

              2. I love the scones from Epi at Bayview and Millwood.
                Apricot was my fav but then they quit making them and now make raspberry which are delicious too.

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                1. re: wylie1

                  I like the scones from Epi too. I find them to be a little on the dry side, but I'm still a fan.

                2. oh man! i was JUST at the stockyards ... i'll have to go back. :)

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                  1. re: lilaki

                    You really do!! Let us know your thoughts once you've been :)

                  2. My friend keeps raving about the scones at Bobette and Bell but I have yet to try them.

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                    1. re: millygirl

                      I love Bobette and Belle! But I've never tried their scones.

                    2. Cake Town Cafe at Danforth and Woodbine do about three different scones daily. I do not know if they are delicious as I can't remember having one, but it's a nice place for a coffee if you're in the area.

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                      1. re: mariecollins

                        Huh, I could have sworn they announced on facebook they were closing or selling, but now I can't even find them on fb. The scones did sound interesting, with unique rotating varieties. I've been there once when they first opened and it was a nice little spot but I was disappointed they didn't have more... cake.

                        1. re: julesrules

                          Still open - they are from Cape Town, SA, so I think the cake is more of a play on words. I don't go there much but it's a nice little cafe.

                          1. re: mariecollins

                            Ah-hah, that makes more sense now :)
                            I can google up a link to the ownership change announcement on the DECA fb page but it has been taken down. A little blurb review here:

                      2. Summerhill Market makes a fabulous cranberry and white chocolate scone. They're not your usual round shape, more of a triangle. Nice crisp exterior and more dense inside.

                        I try to avoid the temptation but they are delicious!

                        1. How has nobody mentioned the scones at Andrea's Bakery yet? While not baked in house, the scones at Farenheit are good (stay for a coffee while you're at it!)

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                          1. re: th3hungrycat

                            I agree! Andrea's Bakery makes unbelievable scones!

                            1. re: kwass

                              I forgot to mention that Andrea used to work @ Cafe Belong in the Brickworks, and they've kept her scone recipe. So, if you can't get out to the East end, they essentially sell Andrea's scones @ Cafe Belong. And they really are delicious!!

                              Also, I haven't been myself, but I hear that the scones served at Brunch at the The Saint Tavern on Ossington are outstanding.

                          2. I would like to add FIKA and Kitten and the Bear to list.
                            Both are quite pricey especially Kitten and the Bear (5$ a pop even with the fresh jam is ridiculous IMO)

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                            1. re: elvisahmed

                              What flavours do they have at Fika and Kitten and the Bear?

                              1. re: kwass

                                Fika's cranberry scones are decent. Their espresso drinks are fantastic.

                                1. re: kwass

                                  Plain I think. I am no scone expert by friend who is an aficionado enjoyed them noth (Kitten & Bear was tops in his opinion)

                                    1. re: kwass

                                      Enjoy the pics here the one with the Jams are Kitten and Bear

                                      1. re: elvisahmed

                                        They're massive!! I'm definitely going to have to try those :)

                                        1. re: elvisahmed

                                          Wow, they look really good! I'll have to add it to my "to eat" list!

                                  1. re: elvisahmed

                                    At Kitten and the Bear, I was able to order a scone without any jam - total, including tax, was $3.40.

                                    1. re: mstestzzz002

                                      Kitten and the Bear is now at the top of my list of places to try for scones. Price aside, I'm really looking forward to trying their scones!

                                      1. re: kwass

                                        They are next door to Parts & Labour.

                                        I passed by the store a couple of times before I finally found them. The large main window says "Confiture" in large script letters and there's a small "Kitten and the Bear" on the glass door.

                                        There's seating for only 2 couples. I'd try their jams next time.

                                        1. re: mstestzzz002

                                          Parts & Labour has been on my "to eat" list for a while, glad to hear Kitten and the Bear is in the same area!

                                  2. Andrea's Gerrard St. Bakery makes a mean cheddar and chive scone. They're usually fresh out of the oven at about 8:30am....so delicious when warm!

                                    1. I haven't had many scones around the city, mainly just from Cobbs, and not that often. I did try the biscuit/scone plate from Mildred's Temple Kitchen once, i really liked them.

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                                      1. re: PrincessStress

                                        I enjoyed the ones from Cobbs too, not that I have had that many from them either. Was a bit surprised that they said they use a mix of different flours, including millet, when I said I liked the cakey texture. The good thing is they have locations in the suburbs too.

                                        1. re: PrincessStress

                                          Second the scones at Mildred's. It takes a LOT of will power to put them down and save room for the rest of brunch!

                                          1. re: th3hungrycat

                                            Just to clarify that they have both biscuits and scones, both available as a side at brunch. The biscuits are amazing, so much so that I tracked down the recipe (turns out it has yeast and baking powder). I did not try the scones. Here is their recipe though:


                                            The only downside is that yes, it's hard to order the rest of your meal appropriately... When all you want is biscuits and scones :)

                                            1. re: julesrules

                                              I'd have no problem just ordering biscuits and scones :)

                                        2. I don't know about the other places that are discussed, but Starbuck's "scones" have 0 resemblance to a real scone. Real scones are very simple, very close to a flaky biscuits. And no flavorings. E. g.,


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                                          1. re: evansl

                                            While that might be true, they're still quite delicious!

                                            1. re: kwass

                                              Actually I agree. I used to get them regularly, until I learned about their calorie content. Ouch.

                                              1. re: evansl

                                                Sometimes you just have to sprluge and say F the calories :)

                                          2. The Brick Street bakery (many locations) has a quite nice take on the scone concept with their butter scone, which tastes like it has the clotted cream baked in.

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                                            1. re: maydd

                                              Agree about Brick Street and St. John's. Last time we tried Andrea's, the scones were not cooked all the way through. I guess we should give them another shot.

                                            2. I had a maple oatmeal scone today from Blackbird Baking Co. and it was really delicious. The scone itself isn't sweet but they drizzle a maple icing on the scone that adds the perfect amount of sweetness. I'd definitely recommend this scone!

                                              1. Had a truly delicious blueberry scone today from Andrea's Gerrard Street Bakery.

                                                1. Has anyone tried the other scones at Blackbird? Maple is not my first pick but would like a recommendation as the stuff looked tempting when I walked by today.

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                                                  1. re: elvisahmed

                                                    I've been to Blackbird several times and I've only ever seen the maple oatmeal scones. What are the other flavours?

                                                    1. re: kwass

                                                      Tried the rosemary pecorino scone but I found it a bit dry.

                                                  2. I had a lovely gooseberry scone today from Wisey's, this new place I just heard about on BlogTO on Eglinton @ Laird.


                                                    And last week I had a really wonderful lemon scone from Colette's on Wellington. It has a subtle lemon flavour and is incredibly flaky. I highly recommend this scone!

                                                    1. Sweet Serendipity does a pretty neat cinnamon roll scone on the weekends. It's like a scone on the outside and a cinnamon roll on the inside.

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                                                      1. re: graydyn

                                                        I particularly like the blueberry scones at Sweet Seredipity on Danforth Avenue.

                                                        1. re: jmk60

                                                          Last weekend we had brunch at The Stockyards at which point we noticed The Baker And The Scone right beside. I hadn't heard of it before (and now I see they were already mentioned in this thread) but boy did the offerings look tasty.

                                                          I like scones very much, even though they are rarely "incredible," but even the driest scone is a sort of satisfying carb explosion to meet one's carb craving.

                                                          The scones looked incredible there, with a wide variety of enticing flavors. Full as I was from our Stockyard feast, I still couldn't resist taking home a salted caramel, vanilla and berries, and a savory cream/cheese and herbs scone.

                                                          They zoomed straight to "best scones I've had." Though people in to scones will have their own style they prefer, I found this an irresistible mix of a dark, crusty, caramelized-like coating, a nice curvacious bark around the scone, that gave way to a soft, leaning to the dense, but fluffy/bready centre. They salted caramel didn't last the day, and the other two survived pretty well until the next day. First day scones are always the best, though.

                                                          I think this is now on my list as a destination scone place.
                                                          I'm sure there are many other great contenders already mentioned in this thread.