I've heard great things about the blueberry scones at Drake Hotel and the currant scones at Mildred's Temple Kitchen. It was time to try them side by side and do a little comparison to find out which brunch restaurant serves the better scone:
Blueberry Scone from Drake Hotel and Currant Scones from Mildred's Temple Kitchen
Size: Drake's are bigger. Enough said.
Texture: Mildred's were flakier and fluffier; Drake's scone was harder and denser. I like the fluffy scones better - Mildred's is the winner.
Flavour: Usually I like blueberry flavour more than currant, but the currant flavour wasn't super strong and it was still really good - so it's a tie in my opinion.
Jam/Cream: The Drake scone came with raspberry jam, while the Mildred's scone came with clotted cream. Interestingly enough, I found that the raspberry jam made the blueberry scone taste better! The clotted cream didn't really do anything for the currant scone. So if we're talking better combination of jam/cream with scones - I'd say Drake's is the winner.
Overall: When it comes to scones, I like them fluffy, buttery and not super sugary - so my winner is Mildred's!
Drake Hotel Website: http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/dining/menus/brunch/
Mildred's Temple Kitchen: http://www.templekitchen.com