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Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
US$8 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Seafood, Canadian, International
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed April 11, 2011

Chef Roland doesn't like to brag about his cooking skills, so I will. He turns out a menu full of delicious, seasonal dishes that rock. And the choices!!! From super salads to the best scallops I've eaten in a long time. Can't wait for this...More

Date of visit: December 2010
1  Thank CoachWendyJ
Reviewed October 24, 2010

What a charming restaurant. Great food, service and overall wonderful experience. I'd come back to Shelburne just to eat here. It's really small so book way ahead of time to make sure you can get a table. Really wonderful staff.

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Reviewed September 28, 2010

I've travelled extensively, always looking for the unique and great food ! Man !! Charllotte Lane is absolutely, bar none, a wonderful gourmet experience. Our server was attentive, polite, informed and entertaining without being intrusive. The food was spectacular, well prepared, well presented and a...More

1  Thank rgray107
Reviewed July 28, 2010

Definitely book ahead, it is very small but the food was delicious!

1  Thank griffmarsh
Reviewed June 6, 2010

Wonderful food beautifully presented, attentive and personable service, a charming setting and a good wine list - what more do you need? The prices are very good. Do make a reservation - part of the charm of the cafe is its small size and you...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed July 16, 2009

We had reservations for dinner at Charlotte Lane and rushed to get there in plenty of time. When we arrived we were told our table was not ready for us. I don't mind waiting 10 minutes or so but after 30 minutes passed by and...More

Thank cam3Halifax
Reviewed November 25, 2008

I agree with the previous reviewer; I discovered Charlotte Lane about 5 years ago as I frequently travel between Halifax and Yarmouth. It is Nova Scotia's hidden treasure. I try and go at least twice a year. Excellent value for very well prepared cuisine.... the...More

2  Thank youpi93
Reviewed September 23, 2008

We loved our stay in Shelburne, and dinner at Charlotte Lane is one of the reasons why! It's an historic heritage property located on a quaint side street in the restored part of Shelburne. There is a small gift shop upon entering the restaurant which...More

1  Thank Be-Well-415
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