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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
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Naperville, Illinois
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158 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Torrance, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with group of 7 two nights in a row. EVERYTHING was great. Make sure you get the "sticky toffee pudding cake" dessert- -everyone loved it (one order is big enough for two).

Thank AnAverageGuy2015
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the day before so we got the last table near the entrance in the middle of the room which the server apologized for.. However, if they had to apologize for a table, they should not use it in the first place. Later, shortly before we left, people were also seated outdoors, nobody had mentioned to us if it... More 

Thank Marchfelder1
Cleveland, Ohio
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had two different salads, followed by the seafood sampler as starters and all of these 3 were very nice. Regarding the entrees, I would have liked one more piece of shrimp attending my small piece of salmon for the special of the day. I only got two small (albeit scrumptious) shrimp. My wife got the salmon found on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $31
Canadian, Soups, Seafood, International, European
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, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?