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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 June 18, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Joan C
Reviewed February 4, 2018

This place is so good that we ate there twice while staying Shelburne. Great service, interesting dishes, and romantic ambience. The terrace at the back is great for just relaxing in the sun. Make sure you check opening times to avoid disappointment.

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank dave_b15
Reviewed January 20, 2018

I've been in Shelburne a few times over the years but never knew about this place. How I wish I had known sooner! The place is a charming gift shop/restaurant combination in a historic house. We had to wait a few minutes to get in...More

Date of visit: September 2017
2  Thank Catriona T
Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I try to get to Charlotte Lane a few times every year. We’ve never been disappointed. The food is amazing. The service is superb. And the community of Shelburne is such a lovely place to visit. On our last visit we brought...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank YarWalkingTours
Reviewed December 5, 2017

I have eaten here many times - any time I am in Shelburne and can snag an evening reservation. When I can't get an evening reservation I go for lunch. Seafood crepe my favourite. The menu changes slightly. Ask the staff about their favourites if...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank traveljoe321
Reviewed November 2, 2017

I came here with high expectations and left sorely disappointed. Let’s start with the entrance. You have to pass through a large room of artifacts to get to the Hostess. As it turns out the craft room is the same size as the dining room....More

Date of visit: October 2017
6  Thank Gregory P
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Chef Roland Glauser has made some changes to his menu, so we decided to try them out. All were delicious. I never would have thought to use quinoa in a salad, but it's perfect in the “Greens, Grains & Citrus” Salad. Another yummy appetizer is...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank messengrl
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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