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Best Scones in Toronto

kwass May 4, 2014 11:13 AM

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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    dubchild RE: kwass May 4, 2014 11:45 AM

    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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      kwass RE: dubchild May 4, 2014 11:51 AM

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

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      magic RE: kwass May 4, 2014 11:55 AM

      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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        kwass RE: magic May 4, 2014 12:02 PM

        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!!

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          magic RE: kwass May 4, 2014 12:22 PM

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

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            kwass RE: magic May 4, 2014 02:20 PM

            My pleasure!!

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        julesrules RE: kwass May 4, 2014 01:12 PM

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

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          kwass RE: julesrules May 4, 2014 02:24 PM

          I'm adding these to my list :)

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            julesrules RE: kwass May 24, 2014 10:36 AM

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

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            mobirose RE: julesrules May 4, 2014 07:07 PM

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

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              red dragon RE: julesrules May 24, 2014 05:56 PM

              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?

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              wylie1 RE: kwass May 4, 2014 01:13 PM

              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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                kwass RE: wylie1 May 4, 2014 02:20 PM

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

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                lilaki RE: kwass May 4, 2014 02:27 PM

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

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                  kwass RE: lilaki May 4, 2014 02:33 PM

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

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                  millygirl RE: kwass May 4, 2014 07:27 PM

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

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                    kwass RE: millygirl May 5, 2014 02:57 AM

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

                  2. mariecollins RE: kwass May 5, 2014 06:33 AM

                    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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                      julesrules RE: mariecollins May 5, 2014 06:59 AM

                      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.

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                        mariecollins RE: julesrules May 6, 2014 07:09 AM

                        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.

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                          julesrules RE: mariecollins May 6, 2014 08:45 AM

                          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:

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                      millygirl RE: kwass May 5, 2014 06:48 AM

                      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. th3hungrycat RE: kwass May 5, 2014 12:58 PM

                        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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                          kwass RE: th3hungrycat May 5, 2014 01:05 PM

                          I agree! Andrea's Bakery makes unbelievable scones!

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                            kwass RE: kwass May 7, 2014 10:31 AM

                            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. elvisahmed RE: kwass May 6, 2014 08:14 AM

                          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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                            kwass RE: elvisahmed May 6, 2014 10:02 AM

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

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                              happycamper RE: kwass May 6, 2014 10:31 AM

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

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                                kwass RE: happycamper May 6, 2014 11:12 AM

                                Thanks hc!

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                                elvisahmed RE: kwass May 6, 2014 03:03 PM

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

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                                  kwass RE: elvisahmed May 6, 2014 03:18 PM

                                  Thanks elvis!

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                                    elvisahmed RE: kwass May 6, 2014 09:38 PM

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

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                                      kwass RE: elvisahmed May 7, 2014 03:37 AM

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

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                                        red dragon RE: elvisahmed May 24, 2014 05:59 PM

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

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                                  mstestzzz002 RE: elvisahmed May 7, 2014 01:56 PM

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

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                                    kwass RE: mstestzzz002 May 7, 2014 04:15 PM

                                    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!

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                                      mstestzzz002 RE: kwass May 8, 2014 01:20 AM

                                      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.

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                                        red dragon RE: mstestzzz002 May 24, 2014 06:00 PM

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

                                3. eller RE: kwass May 7, 2014 06:35 AM

                                  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!

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                                    PrincessStress RE: kwass May 7, 2014 09:54 AM

                                    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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                                      vil RE: PrincessStress May 7, 2014 10:22 AM

                                      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.

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                                        th3hungrycat RE: PrincessStress May 7, 2014 11:25 AM

                                        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!

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                                          julesrules RE: th3hungrycat May 7, 2014 11:46 AM

                                          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 :)

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                                            kwass RE: julesrules May 7, 2014 11:57 AM

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

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                                        evansl RE: kwass May 7, 2014 01:42 PM

                                        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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                                          kwass RE: evansl May 7, 2014 02:09 PM

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

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                                            evansl RE: kwass May 10, 2014 02:08 PM

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

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                                              kwass RE: evansl May 11, 2014 02:38 AM

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

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                                          maydd RE: kwass May 7, 2014 02:46 PM

                                          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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                                            Dr. John RE: maydd Jun 3, 2014 02:49 PM

                                            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. kwass RE: kwass Jul 6, 2014 09:54 AM

                                            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!

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