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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%
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“chowder” (26 reviews)
“scallops” (24 reviews)
“salad” (23 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13 Charlotte Lane | Seasonal business in the historic district, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is delicate and flavourful. It is literally a surprise in this small town - a restaurant I would equate with some of the big gastronomic establishments in New York or Toronto.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kathlene M
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Tonight was a typical fall nor'easter in Nova Scotia: windy and wet. So the perfect antidote was a trip to Charlotte Lane Café. Their menu is always a delight, but it's especially enticing when they change things up a bit and add new items. I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank messengrl
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Had the Zucchini Picatta, seafood chowder and the seafood selection. Everything was just perfect! The chowder was hot and full of seafood. The zucchini was done in a corn meal batter and had goat cheese and a pesto on top. The seafood sampler was super,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chris P
Reviewed October 2, 2018

An absolute must-visit restaurant, Charlotte Lane Cafe and Crafts has been in business for more than 20 years now, owned and operated by Kathleen and Chef Roland Glauser. The food is consistently excellent, the staff are friendly and attentive, the atmosphere is great. You enter...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Nblades78
Reviewed September 14, 2018

This restaurant truly is a gem in Shelburne. The food was delicious and very well prepared, the wine list was very good, and the service was terrific. Nothing disappoints at this restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank fiamma11
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Best scallops of the trip! Great wine list, very friendly staff, walking distance from The Coopers Inn.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank cindysw2018
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Charlotte Lane is a hidden gem in Shelburne. Our location for the trip this year was mainly to eat at Charlotte Lane. We booked 2 nights and both meals were fabulous. The seafood chowder is super delicious and full of seafood. Any type of entree...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank nstraveler84
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Good gluten free menu! It’s always a pleasure when you can go to a restaurant and you have normal options. I had the lunch combo with a sandwich and salad which was a very tasty and a reasonable price. I definitely recommend the Blue Nose...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ItalianDoc85
Reviewed August 23, 2018

The cafe is charming, with coral walls and lively paintings -- so it's upscale but not pretentious or stiff -- just friendly and delightful, in that wonderful Nova Scotia way. The food is very good. Our entree was good (the seafood crepe), as was the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nancy-the-reader
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Excellent lunch in a quaint environment. We had the mussels, zuchinni picatta, watermelon salad, seafood crepe casserole. It was all delicious!!! Excellent service. Cute little gift shop:)

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank snu70
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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