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Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts

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French, International, European
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13 Charlotte Lane, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
+1 902-875-3314
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Description: Welcome to Charlotte Lane Cafe & Gift Shop.Best Small Restaurant in...
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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  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Upscale dining in a small town

excellent service and quaint atmosphere in a small town but the food is anything but ordinary. easy walk to waterfront

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Heidi T
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

excellent service and quaint atmosphere in a small town but the food is anything but ordinary. easy walk to waterfront

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The food here is very good and it has a lovely outdoor deck in back, too, offering a cozy setting. There's also a gift shop on the premises with some cute and funky items.

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Recommended to us by the locals as the best place to eat. It's only small but we manage to get book in for both nights we were staying in Shelburne. Couldn't fault anything we ate here.

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Clark's Harbour, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great hostess in Kathleen. Roland's food is sublime and server Cora has earned her title as one of the best servers in Nova Scotia. Fabulous food and atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is my all time favourite place to dine! The food and the service are both excellent.... I have never left this dining experience without feeling happy and enjoying every bite......

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This place was highly recommended by our host and rightly so. Best food of the entire trip and in such cosy and colourful surroundings. The front half is a art and craft gallery full of thoughtfully selected offerings. The owner is also a musician and a treat to talk with. We had a late lunch on a rainy afternoon and... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Our friends took us to Shelburne from Yarmouth specifically to visit this restaurant for lunch. It was well worth the trip! We had a delicious meal on the nicely decorated patio. Our server was super friendly and efficient. The food was very good and nicely presented. We had the special of the day, smoked salmon fish cakes with a nice... More 

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Yarmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We went on a Tuesday evening, and it was quiet which I really liked. Both my husband and I had a starter, main course, and dessert. The special they had on for a soup was a curry coconut which I decided I could eat all day! Chef Roland Is really amazing at creating new and speculator meals!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I chose the special - salmon with maple/butter sauce with rice. I must admit I used my spoon to scoop up the remaining luxurious sauce. My husband chose seafood crepe and commented that each bite had a nice variety of seafood in it. This restaurant is artfully decorated and cozy, and the staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful with suggestions.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We ate at Charlotte Lane 3 years ago and so it was on our list for the Grand Finale of our Holiday this year... It did not disappoint! The service was excellent, letting us sample several wines until we chose to purchase a bottle instead of a glass. The food was excellent, filled with wonderful flavors, aromas and textures. Will... 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 7 - 23
  • Cuisine: French, International, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?