Best scones in Hamilton

Put the apron back in the drawer and save the Edmonds recipe for another day, because when it comes to delicious scones, Hamilton hospitality spots have you covered.

A scone on a table at Miltons Canteen cafe Hamilton.

Whether you’re a savoury scone eater, or like yours slathered in cream and jam, we’ve rounded up the best offerings from around town.

A date and citrus scone on a table at Miltons Canteen Hamilton cafe.

Miltons Canteen

Date and citrus scones at Miltons Canteen

Miltons Canteen may be famous for its sweet pies, but that doesn’t mean they’re not equally as good at scones. Made in house, the date and citrus are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside which true scone connoisseurs will know is a tricky balance to achieve. A dusting of citrus sugar and icing sugar are the finishing touches, so smear on some butter and enjoy the chill vibes that come with eating at Miltons.

A scone being buttered on a table at GG's cafe Hamilton.

Rosemary and feta scones at GG's

Shed 6/394 Grey Street, Hamilton East

Experts in mixing up your usual scone flavours, GG’s in Lovegrove Lane takes the baking business to a new level in their busy kitchen. Consistently throwing new things at your taste buds, find creative scone flavours here like beetroot, fennel and feta, rosemary and feta or carrot, caraway and feta.

A scone at a table at River Kitchen cafe Hamilton.

The River Kitchen

237 Victoria Street, Hamilton

Whoever thought all the possible scone recipes have already been invented, best think again. The River Kitchen has taken the humble doughy treat to an all new level, by filling the sweet version with custard and date or blueberry and date. The busy staff behind the counter will tell you people come in specifically for these, so pair one with an organic milk coffee and join the craze yourself.

A scone on a table at Grey Street Kitchen cafe Hamilton.

Cheese and cajun scones at Grey Street Kitchen

355 Grey Street, Hamilton East

Chunky as you like but surprisingly low fat, Grey Street Kitchen’s scones are free of cream, milk or butter but generous on the cheese. The secret ingredient of a touch of cajun spice making them a fun alternative to your cheesy classic, and any ceramic enthusiast will be pleased to see they’re served up on Wundaire’s beautiful plates. Feel free to rectify the no butter situation too by slathering your scone with the handy serving that comes with it.

A scone being buttered at The Lost Boys cafe Hamilton.

Date and orange scones at The Lost Boys

45 Waterloo St, Frankton, Hamilton

The Lost Boys certainly know how to impress you with the simple things. Taking the super tasty date and orange scone from their baker mates at Volare, the team then toast and pair it with Raglan coconut yoghurt as well as homemade chia jam with raspberry, lemon and maple. Sound delicious? You’d be right, it sure is, and paired with one of their expertly crafted flat whites it may just suddenly become your favourite meal to start the day.