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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 August 7, 2018 via mobile

From the friendly greeting, to the efficient service, to the excellent food this place had it all. The hostess invited us to look around the interesting shop while they set up a table for us, since they had just had a busy lunch hour (we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank travellingbook
Reviewed July 30, 2018

We were visiting a couple who hand-make wonderful flutes next door and they recommended this "cafe". We can say that the small dining room was quite intimate and the service was attentive and helpful, especially as we had a gluten sensitive person in our party....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank BCbikeGuy
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

This is without doubt the most interesting restaurant in Shelburne. The menu is small but very interesting and well prepared. The quantities meant that we were unable to sample the interesting sounding deserts. The main dining room was surprisingly formal. We ate in a lovely...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Eric B
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Cute little shop, but the restaurant in the bag is delicious. Our first taste of a true Atlantic chowder and it did not disapppoint! Absolutely delicious!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank CalgaryFoodie2
Reviewed July 11, 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 686lyndam
Reviewed July 9, 2018

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.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank jasmine14thomas
Reviewed July 6, 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Rylan M
Reviewed June 25, 2018

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.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Ehtravel2013
Reviewed June 25, 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank J8387IAcheryld
Reviewed June 21, 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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