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Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts

13 Charlotte Lane | Seasonal business in the historic district, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
+1 902-875-3314
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (24 reviews)
“scallops” (21 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Canadian, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
13 Charlotte Lane | Seasonal business in the historic district, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The warm staff graciously seated us for lunch even though we arrived just a few minutes prior to the 2:30 conclusion of lunch service. Nothing pretentious, the tiny dining room is decorated with colourful pottery and paintings which lend a homely feel. The food, however...More

Thank 686lyndam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Charlotte Lane is the best little fine dining spot in Shelburne Co. They have a great selection for lunch & dinner. They also have a great selection.

Thank jasmine14thomas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was great, we were seated immediately, though we did have a reservation and its encouraged to have one. The atmosphere was perfect, it was a single room with some outdoor seating but the colours and the layout worked for the place. Even though...More

Thank Rylan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always consistently good food and friendly service.A variety of fresh and tasty items on the menu and guests are always made to feel welcomed.

Thank Ehtravel2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was celebrating a "significant" birthday and decided to go to the south shore for a few days. My husband and I stayed at The Cooper's Inn (reviewed separately) and made dinner reservations at Charlotte Lane Cafe, only a block away. We walked to the...More

Thank J8387IAcheryld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you find yourself in Shelburne, this restaurant is THE place to dine. Reservations are required as this gem is small and intimate. The food quality and presentation is excellent, with nice selection of local wine and beer. The delicious dessert was the perfect end...More

1  Thank Eve B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so cozy, staff are excellent and the food is out of this province (world) :) EAT YOUR HEART OUT !!!

Thank janelswan
Reviewed June 12, 2018

On a lovely June day we walked from our hotel to a delightful cafe on Charlotte Lane for dinner. Charlotte Lane Cafe was a great choice! We each had two appetizers --the Nova Scotia Seafood Sampler and a special of the day with plump scallops...More

Thank Claire O
Reviewed May 29, 2018

I don't have enough comparisons to say for sure, but it must be a contender. I need gluten free food (not a choice for me, but that is another story). They do a wonderful job, with a dedicated gf menu. The rice pasta lunch special...More

1  Thank POACA
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Charlotte Lane opened for the season on Mothers' Day weekend, so I was eager to visit once again. It has always been a favourite, but now I appreciate it even more after travels to other places. The only small negative I have is entering a...More

Thank NSfoodlover
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Charlotte Lane | Seasonal business in the historic district, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Shelburne
  • Phone Number: +1 902-875-3314
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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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