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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 17 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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100 reviews from our community

95% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Yarmouth, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Went for lunch on Friday to find out ALL of their specials were sold out! Now if that doesn't tell you this is a popular place I don't know what does. We decided to have the seafood chowder, that promised "lots of seafood". It was terrific and we did not leave a drop. This is not a cafe, as in... More

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Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed Mother's Day Brunch at Charlotte Lane. Everything was terrific. Would go back anytime. Service was very good. The ambiance was upbeat and cheerful and everything was very well maintained.

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Bridgewater, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I live on the South Shore of Nova Scotia about 90 minutes from the City of Halifax. There are many beautiful towns and villages along the Lighthouse Route which is the scenic drive from Halifax to Yarmouth. One of my favourite towns to visit is the historic town of Shelburne. This town is steeped in history and just recently was... More

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Shelburne, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Charlotte lane Café is a place you will want to visit when you are coming to Shelburne.......lunch or an evening meal will certainly leave you wanting to come back. You may want to make reservations for your evening meal. Your Hosts Chef Roland and Kathleen will make your experience enjoyable, they are versatile in many languages and offer warm hospitality,... More

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