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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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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The meal was fantastic, the service was quick and friendly. A relaxed atmosphere with this kind a cuisine is hard to find. Highly recommend a trip to this restaurant, be advised book early.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first visit back in at least a dozen years, and it's still a wonderful restaurant! Excellent food (we had the scallop linguine, with just the right punch of garlic), relaxing ambience, and a small but interesting gift shop.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have eaten here before and were happy to find that the menu, food preparation and service were as impeccable as ever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place, love the food, love the atmosphere and the staff. The gift shop has something for everyone, now in pretty much all price ranges. The restaurant offers top notch service and food with amazing desserts. I'm so glad that I live where this restaurant is located

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Charlotte Lane is a must for lunch or dinner when in Shelburne. We enjoy dining on the back porch. Service has always been good and the food delicious. We have never been disappointed. And the gift shop with local, Nova Scotia and Canadian artisan goods is a plus.

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Thank Blythe C
Summerville Centre, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely try the Zuchinni Frittata and highly recommend the Rack of Lamb. Their sticky toffee pudding is to die for!

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Thank Natalie H
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent cafe. We had the seafood chowder, seafood sampler as appetizers, seafood crepe and scallop fetucini as mains. Fished with a white chocolate cheese cake and coffee. Ambiance is great the food and service is excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had our best meal in Shelburne here. I highly recommend the zucchini picatta! Great service and amazing food. Make a reservation though because it is usually booked up every night.

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Thank Carrie H
Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spoke to a local just by chance who told us that this is the best restaurant in the area. She was wrong! It is probably the best in Nova Scotia! So good that we went two nights running. The scallops were simply the best I have ever had as were the lamb chops I finished an hour ago. The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a wonderful little gem of a restaurant in so many ways. To begin with, the food is fantastic thanks to a talented world class chef. The decor inside is charming, coral, white with the green from the trees and garden reflecting in through the windows. The staff are both friendly and attentive. There is a wonderful little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $31
Cuisine
Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Seafood, International, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?