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Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts

13 Charlotte Lane, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
+1 902-875-3314
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Ranked #1 of 18 restaurants in Shelburne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: European, Continental, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Bridgewater, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Sweet gift shop, food, service and atmosphere first class! Looking forward to my next trip to Shelburne, which will be mainly to revisit this lovely hidden treasure!

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Coldbrook, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Recently went to this delightful restaurant in Shelburne, NS. Read reviews of it and decided that it was a place we wanted to visit . Unfortunately we were on a road trip and wanted to get away as soon as possible but Charlotte Lane wasn't open for service until 11:30 AM which made for a long wait after getting up... More

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Grimsby, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Charlotte Lane Cafe & Gift Shop is always top of our list when we visit Shelburne. The atmosphere, service and food are all top notch - Kathleen (who runs the front lines) and Roland (the head chef) really have a great thing going here. Looking forward to our next visit and the latest menu tweaks as well as the usual... More

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Ontario
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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We had the pleasure to eat at the Charlotte Lane restaurant last week. If you plan on dining here, be sure to make reservations and the place fills up quickly. They have both indoor and outdoor dining. Our server was extremely helpful in choosing our dinners and the cod special was outstanding. The restaurant also offers a small gift shop... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I often find myself in Shelburne for work and whenever I do I try to be there around meal time so I can eat here. There are plenty of menu options and everything I have tried to this point has been very tasty. The service is second to none and it offers a cozy and intimate environment to enjoy your... More

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Hantsport, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We ate at Charlotte's Lane last evening and we were warned without a reservation, we likely would not get in. We tried anyway and although they were very busy, the hostess fit us in. It was delish!! would definitely go there again! A great meal.

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Halifax
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The food was good for the most part. Nice flavour to the chowder. Wasn't too heavy or too light. I had the Pork Tenderloin Zurich Style as a main. Pork was tender and cooked well but found it, as I did the chowder, a little over seasoned (salt). That may just be me as I'm sensitive to salt. But good... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Ate at Charlotte Lane on the suggestion of folks at the Cooper's Inn and the meal and service was excellent. I hope to be able to enjoy this wonderful spot again in the future!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We had dinner at Charlotte Lane Café, The food was excellent: fresh seafood for my Pasta Marina. Plenty of lobster, shrimps, mussels and scallops. I did not even need to touch the pasta. Everyone enjoyed his, her dish. The desserts were also well presented and very tasty. Big portions too. To crown the experience, the service was excellent, eager to... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The menu offered a good selection of not standard food. The meals are one of a kind, well prepared and a wonderful dining experience. Your hosts are fantastic people, very welcoming and friendly. A little more expensive than a regular restaurant but well worth the money. Did I mention the craft beers available?

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