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Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts

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13 Charlotte Lane, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
+1 902-875-3314
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Charlotte Lane Cafe & Gift Shop.Best Small Restaurant in Nova...
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always a great meal and top-notch service

We reserved for a company dinner here in Dec/14 and had a very nice time. Our appetizers and meals, wine and drinks were all delicious and arrived with perfect timing. The staff were very attentive and we never had to ask for a thing. Love this place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Charmvivo
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Nova Scotia, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nova Scotia, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We reserved for a company dinner here in Dec/14 and had a very nice time. Our appetizers and meals, wine and drinks were all delicious and arrived with perfect timing. The staff were very attentive and we never had to ask for a thing. Love this place!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

The food is amazing and the service is exceptional. A favourite of mine for 10 years. Brunch, lunch or supper, it's a great place to go with friends, family or on a date.

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Lower Argyle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We like to celebrate our wedding anniversary at Charlotte's Lane. As well as the regular menu, they now have a Christmas menu, which we decided to order from. Hubby said the chowder was "to die for" ... worth the entire cost of the meal. I had the spinach salad. For a main course, he chose the pork and I chose... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Absolutely excellent in every way!! We even found a piece of art to buy (on their wall)....visited June 2013

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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Consistently excellent food, and an interesting menu with lots of good choices. Great service, casual, and pleasant. Have been many times, and never disappointed.

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Annapolis Royal, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was my 4th visit to Charlotte Lane and our latest dinner confirmed why I keep returning. We happened to book on steak night, my steak was cooked to perfection, and the Red Green Salad which I started with was amazing. The service was just perfect; our wait staff was very attentive without being intrusive, allowing us to have a... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Super fun gift shop and store. Cozy dining room and outdoor porch in the heart of the Shelburne Historic District. Charlotte Lane offers the finest dinging experience in Shelbipurne for lunch or dinner. Fresh local ingredients deliciously prepared and served. Not to be missed!

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Annapolis Royal, NS
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Had the great pleasure of dining here last evening and we were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and that feeling continued throughout the evening. The service was prompt and very professional without overdoing it. The servers clearly worked as a team to ensure every table was well attended to. The meals we ordered were perfectly... More 

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Shelburne, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What can I say but that it is the best restaurant in Sou Western shore hands down. Great hospitality,romantic,topped off with superb service. A must stop if in the area. Will not be disappointed.

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Toronto
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We ate on the back deck of Charlotte Lane on a beautiful night in early August. We had a short walk over from our beautiful B & B, The Cooper's Inn. We noticed other guests from the inn dining at the restaurant. I started with the mesclun salad with walnuts and apricots (maybe a little too much raspberry dressing on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Charlotte Lane, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Shelburne
  • Phone Number: +1 902-875-3314

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: European, Bistro, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?