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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 September 28, 2017

Not at all accessible. Menu had too few cream/dairy free choices. Service was terrific. My dairy free, shellfish free entree was tasty but that's all. However there was ample in the serving. Excellent coffee.

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank needsclean2017
Reviewed September 16, 2017

About the best restaurant between Shelburne and Yarmouth N.S. This time I had the eggs Benedict and it was very good with eggs cooked perfectly and Hollandaise sauce homemade and very tasteful with a hint of lemon.

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank ekuhar
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

My mother and I had lunch here. We had a lovely spot out on the patio that was unfortunately ruined by the numerous wasps buzzing around our table. A table was seated about 5 minutes after us but the waitress took their drink and appetizer...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank LucyDagger
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a late lunch at Charlottes Lane in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. It's such a charming small restaurant and gift shop that it's hard to resist buying locally made trinkets and dining. I have to say that I was a little disappointed in the selection of...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Wilma M
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

We've been going to Charlotte Lane for over 20 years on a regular basis. Every meal has been memorable. The staff are great and the meals are superb no matter which one you go for. All freshly cooked for you. Highly recommended. For an evening...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank U5206ATbobd
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for our anniversary- the service was outstanding! The owner put every effort into making sure we were comfortable and enjoyed our experience fully. The menu was interesting and varied and the wine list was impressive. The chef even personally...More

Date of visit: August 2017
2  Thank Megan W
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

We went there for lunch today after trying yesterday to book dinner reservation but it was all booked up for the next two days, just to show you how popular this place is and not surprising as it is a very unique and lovely place...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank thedove88
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

We were coming from Halifax on our way to The Trout Point Lodge. We highly trust trip advisor's reviews and once again, spot on ! The food was outstanding, LOVED the mushroom soup !

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank 520dougc
Reviewed August 15, 2017

This was my first visit, ordered the Smoked Salmon special. Really delicious, it was served with a caesar salad and bread roll. You may eat inside with air coditioning or outside under parasols. The seating is limited(counted 22 seats inside, not sure about outside), I...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank mlmv2013
Reviewed August 14, 2017

We heard about the Cafe and arrived on a rainy Saturday afternoon and were lucky to be seated almost immediately. The hostess and waitstaff could not have been warmer or more helpful. We had the best seafood chowder several of us had was simply fabulous...More

Date of visit: August 2017
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