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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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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (23 reviews)
“rosti” (6 reviews)
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Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
13 Charlotte Lane | Seasonal business in the historic district, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went for our 10 year anniversary and had such an amazingly tasty meal! The mussels were extremely fresh and light, and full of flavor. The main courses were to die for, and the dessert was a dark chocolate raspberry baked cheesecake. Perfect ending. Perfect...More

Thank LLH23
Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived at Charlotte Lane at 2:10 pm and were welcomed to sit down even though they were finished serving at 2:30. The servers were very friendly and allowed us the time to peruse the menu without feeling rushed. Ordered the sandwich/ salad combo and...More

Thank hali-in-cuba64
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had heard great things about the Charlotte lane cafe so the wife and I decided to try it out. The moment we walked in the door we knew we would enjoy the dining experience. The hostesses/ waitresses were amazing.They were extremely friendly and made...More

Thank Devin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the rhubarb vodka cocktails to the seafood entrees,e everything was wonderful. The staff were also great

Thank houdi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Planned our itinerary around a stop at Charlotte Land Cafe. We were welcomed by a friendly staff and a happy decor which combined to make a wonderful ambience. Even though the cafe was crowded, service was impeccable. And the food was absolutely delicious-- quinoa salad...More

Thank Nadine R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in Shelburne for a meeting and, although our schedule didn't allow us to have dinner at Charlotte Lane Cafe, were able to have lunch there before heading for home. Several people had recommended that we go, and it wasn't long...More

Thank RFGilbert
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

SUPURB! Only one word to describe this place. Guaranteed you will find no food better than what is served here. The staff is amazing as well. When you've visited and eaten here, you will understand my one word description!

Thank Trisha1966
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Charlotte Lane is my "must go to place " when I am home. A beautiful spot with wonderful staff and owners Roland and Kathleen are the best. And of course the food is superb!

Thank V4889YSmaryd
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Passing through Shelburne - stopped at this cozy place for lunch. Had the soup/salad/sandwich combo. They ran out of bread so settled for a salad and soup. Their chowder was delicious - loaded with seafood (notably shrimp and scallops). The mesclun salad was great -...More

Thank PrincessDumpling
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Its been far too long since our last meal at Charlotte Lane. Lunch today was our first meal there since last September. We've learned that one of the biog secrets is consistency and Chef Roland is an inspiration. Todays' was a simple meal of rosti...More

Thank chutede
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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, Free Wifi
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
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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.
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