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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
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Shelburne, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hamburger Night - Chose the Beef Burger. The beef was good and cooked just right but left a very salty taste in the mouth. Perhaps it was the sauce or the way it was spiced, but the last couple of bites were very salty and unsavory. And the desserts, cheesecake and ice cream cake(my wife had this) were, in my... More 

Thank rdylan2016
Nova Scotia, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a fabulous Fall lunch a week ago - it is indeed a hidden gem. The food was fantastic and the service was great!

Thank stephen b
charlottelane, Owner at Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it all sounded like you had a great experience... Did you mean to give us only one star after such good comment? Thank you More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything we had from the salads, soups, sandwiches, seafood and desserts were excellent. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank Joe E
Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Back behind the gift store is a hidden gem of a restaurant. Make certain to make a reservation as there is seating for only 26. The food was very good and the atmosphere matched. I can highly recommend the zucchini appetizer. Beware, the portion sizes of entrees are large. I had the pork tenderloin with mushrooms, Rosti potato and vegetables.

Thank Jaci1202
Midland, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This fine restaurant was recommended by our B and B hosts. They were certainly correct in directing us to this lovely spot. The seafood is extremely fresh and well prepared. Lots of wine choices to pair with whatever you choose to eat.

Thank Joan909
Halifax, Canada
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Chef Roland Glausser does an amazing job at turning out wonderful meals from a small kitchen. The menu seldom varies and I look forward to my annual trip to enjoy the special food. Warning, you must enter the restaurant by walking through a Gift Shop. This puts me off, but the food is worth it. There is a good wine... More 

Thank NSfoodlover
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

You will be delighted with this cafe and the local crafts that show the intricate beauty and talent of the local artisans. A must for anyone who is in this area!

Thank 640christenal
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

A nice gift shop, charming staff, well informed, efficient and the service was excellent. No excuses, no whining, no attitude--just service.

Thank MEM1018
Liverpool, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We ate as a party of five adults on a Tuesday evening in August. The ambience of this very small restaurant is quaint, classy and warm. The staff were all exquisitely professional, friendly and attentive. The food throughout our three course meal was nothing short of superb. The accompanying photos show our main courses and one dessert. In addition I... More 

Thank Buddyboy1
Quispamsis, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We recently ate at this restaurant at the recommendation of our B&B hosts. We had a wonderful meal. I am Celiac and they were able to prepare my food with that in mind. They had a separate menu for gluten free items.I had the filet with lobster tail and my husband had a pasta dish with scallops. Desserts were first... More 

Thank quispamgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $31
Canadian, Soups, Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?