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Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts

13 Charlotte Lane | Seasonal business in the historic district, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
+1 902-875-3314
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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13 Charlotte Lane | Seasonal business in the historic district, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We heard so much of this restaurant, that I was quite excited to dine here. The service and welcome were wonderful and the staff could not have been nicer to us. The appetizer of scape and spinach soup was to die for. My entree of...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided we needed a 'date', (it had been quite awhile) so off to Charlotte Lane we go. We shared a tasty Caesar salad, followed by the soup of the day which was cream of cauliflower. So, so good. Cora was our...More

Thank lipnicki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading all of the reviews, I was eager to have lunch here. I ordered the salmon with the eastern herb rub. The spices completely obscured the flavour of the fish. Maybe it's just me, but when I have fish, I like to taste it.

Thank Daverblond
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Several groups of women golfers enjoyed meals at Charlotte Lane in July 2017. Everything from fish to steak got rave reviews, as did the Sticky Toffee Pudding. Hard to picture how chef and wait staff can so efficiently produce meals for several tables of 6-8...More

Thank Jill R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for meals at night. With beutiful food at good prices. The staff could not be better.if not going for a evening meal their soup &sandwich at lunchtime is delicious.

Thank byllis5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delightful, lucious lunch, perfect fresh herb touches accompanied each dish..everyone was really nice...people in the area are justifiably very proud of this place

Thank AnnapurnaEast
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I belong to a family of 'lets all taste each other's choices". It's a great way to try the other entrees. The filet, the lobster au gratin and the pork loin were amazing. The service was without fault. We had a fine wine by a...More

Thank doublejn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for our 10 year anniversary and had such an amazingly tasty meal! The mussels were extremely fresh and light, and full of flavor. The main courses were to die for, and the dessert was a dark chocolate raspberry baked cheesecake. Perfect ending. Perfect...More

Thank LLH23
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We arrived at Charlotte Lane at 2:10 pm and were welcomed to sit down even though they were finished serving at 2:30. The servers were very friendly and allowed us the time to peruse the menu without feeling rushed. Ordered the sandwich/ salad combo and...More

Thank hali-in-cuba64
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We had heard great things about the Charlotte lane cafe so the wife and I decided to try it out. The moment we walked in the door we knew we would enjoy the dining experience. The hostesses/ waitresses were amazing.They were extremely friendly and made...More

Thank Devin B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Charlotte Lane | Seasonal business in the historic district, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Shelburne
  • Phone Number: +1 902-875-3314
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Welcome to Charlotte Lane Cafe & Gift Shop.Best Small Restaurant in Nova Scotia Award from RANS 2013, Best Restaurant Chef Inspired Casual Dining by Taste of NS 2011, Best Restaurant outside of HRM by Chronical Herald. Follow the fabulous aromas down our quaint little lane in the historic district of Shelburne, Nova Scotia, step inside our heritage building and enjoy the warm hospitality and fine dining. Our restaurant offers innovative dishes and fine wines presented with attentive service in a cheerful setting. Since opening in 1995 we have attracted loyal and appreciative clients from near and far, and we invite you to join this happy circle.
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