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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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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, 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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  • 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
An oasis of fine food in a time the town forgot

I grew up on Nova Scotia's southwestern shore. Shelburne has very few restaurants worth your patronage. Not so much when it comes to Charlotte Lane. I've travelled far and wide, eaten things that make my scull melt into my collar. This place won't quite do that, but it will offer lip-smacking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Paul M
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I grew up on Nova Scotia's southwestern shore. Shelburne has very few restaurants worth your patronage. Not so much when it comes to Charlotte Lane. I've travelled far and wide, eaten things that make my scull melt into my collar. This place won't quite do that, but it will offer lip-smacking cuisine you won't find anywhere nearby...and nearby is a... More 

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Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Comfortable and friendly setting. The food selection made for a challenge. So many choices of appealing dishes. Return trips are a necessity to experience the variety. My seafood dish was 'original' in taste and texture...so very good...and I'm a somewhat critical Nova Scotian.

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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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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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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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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 - 26
  • Cuisine: European, Bistro, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?