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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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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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13 Charlotte Lane | Seasonal business in the historic district, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank NSfoodlover
Reviewed 4 February 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.

1  Thank dave_b15
Reviewed 20 January 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

2  Thank Catriona T
Reviewed 18 December 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

Thank Candice P
Reviewed 5 December 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

Thank traveljoe321
Reviewed 2 November 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

Thank Gregory P
Reviewed 15 October 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

1  Thank messengrl
Reviewed 29 September 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.

Thank needsclean2017
Reviewed 17 September 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.

1  Thank ekuhar
Reviewed 6 September 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

Thank LucyDagger
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 31
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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