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Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts

€€ - €€€Seafood, , International
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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11:30 - 14:30 Hours
Seafood, Canadian, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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13 Charlotte Lane | Seasonal business in the historic district, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Located near the harbour front, in the enchanting village of Shelburne NS, this small restaurant never disappoints... except that it closes for the winter. Enjoy a gourmet lunch on their lovely patio, or reserve a place at dinner. The menu is small, but the food...More

1  Thank Doucet
Reviewed 28 November 2011

I should start by saying that we showed up at the awkward hour just after lunch service and before dinner. We, unfortunately, were only able to order the soup of the day (wild mushroom & blue cheese). Fortunately, it was delicious and really all we...More

1  Thank Derek B
Reviewed 27 November 2011

Excellent food, great atmosphere. Lovely gift shop.

Thank Traveller45NR
Reviewed 26 November 2011

Our real estate agent recommended this restaurant for lunch when we were in Shelburne last week. Located on a charming little lane, this cafe was such a nice treat. We even showed up too late for lunch, but they offered us a mushroom soup and...More

1  Thank LanaMau
Reviewed 17 October 2011

Our best lunch in Nova Scotia by far! This place is world class for quality of food, presentation, service, and ambience. A good wine list too. If you visit Shelburne and you appreciate good food, don't miss this place. I want to go all the...More

Thank mikalis
Reviewed 10 October 2011

Incredible food, excellent and friendly service, and a beautiful atmosphere make Charlotte Lane a must-visit. The seafood, fresh from the Nova Scotian waters, is so delicious and thoughtfully prepared. The chef really knows his flavours and how to put ingredients together in ways that no...More

1  Thank peaceloveharmony
Reviewed 21 September 2011

This wasn't our first time here - we keep going back every time we visit Nova Scotia. This time we had brunch , on the small patio. Service second to none - everyone working here looks like this is the best place ever to work....More

1  Thank fish_and_chips6
Reviewed 15 September 2011

I thought everywhere in North America was meant to be big... The Charlotte Lane Cafe is pretty small, down a side street in Shelburne, a couple of minutes' walk from the water. The front part is a shop selling various crafts (including an adult bib,...More

Thank MrCushtie
Reviewed 24 August 2011

We've been to Charlotte Lane a couple of times now and we just recently got there for lunch on August 20, 2011. We shared the muscles - really very delicious. My wife had spinach salad and I had the special - spicy shrimp on a...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 15 August 2011

Our service, from securing a reservation to settling the bill, was professional yet personal. The owner was hands-on through the entire process and clearly believes in ensuring diner satisfaction. The food was outstanding and affordable. Each of the eight dishes ordered was beautifully presented and...More

1  Thank robertmurray34
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
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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