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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 - $29
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
Kentville, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

If you are going to be in or around Shelburne, NS definitely make a RESERVATION and for for a meal at this restaurant. As soon as we walked in the door and were seated, the service was fabulous. Fresh, fantastic ingredients and a great wine list, made for some great combinations. The gift shop up from is also very nice,... More

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ontario
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Shelburne itself is a little out of the way ( unless you are passing by anyway ) but it is so worth the effort to get there ---especially if you are a history buff like me. The town is much like what old New England towns looked like before population pressure ruined them. Much of the town in fact is... More

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Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I came here on a sunny Saturday afternoon for lunch with my husband after a brewery tour at Boxing Rock and was more than pleased! There was a short wait, less than five mins, and excellent service with servers regularly checking on us to make sure we had what we needed. Between us we shared the mussels, he had eggs... More

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Muscat, Oman
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Theyreallyhave the market cornered as there are one too many places to eat in this small place. That said the food was very good. Only criticism was the plates were overflowing which lacked style and we asked for our vegetables on the side which meant the dish was presented in a more balanced way. Also we were served a cut... More

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Bridgewater, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
145 helpful votes 145 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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