What our Customers Say

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Nova Scotia. I have never had anything but the best here. Any friends that I have taken there come away impressed.It’s worth the drive, but make reservations ahead of time.My brother and his family introduced me to the restaurant as they lived in Shelburne for many years.
Wayne Everett Foster

Dear Roland & Kathleen:
We haven’t stopped talking about our visit to your Cafe and shop on Saturday. You treated us like royalty and made us feel very welcome. Roland, the food was amazing, but I’m sure you hear that all the time. We’re glad we had room for dessert as it was a stunning end to our perfect lunch. Your staff are awesome and we felt very at home in your bright and cheery dining room. You sure have a good thing going on in Shelburne!

Thank you again for our magical day.
Good luck with the pottery sales – we look forward to hearing from you again soon.
~Andrew & Jacqueline

Hello to the Staff at Charlotte Lane;
I just checked your website and saw that you won Best Restaurant Award! My husband & I are so glad as we absolutely love your restaurant, waitresses and the ambiance. We have since told many people about it – well worth the drive from Halifax!!!!
We first tried your restaurant last July (2010 when we stayed at the Cooper’s Inn). Congratulations! Hats off to all your staff for an amazing dining experience!
Will be making another trip soon!
Mary & Gavin Alward

We drove up from Yarmouth today for lunch and we were not disappointed! I hadn’t eaten there for a few years and will make a point to visit more often. Oh, and by the way, your eggs benedict were awesome!!
-Warren Parnell

“Mmmmm definitely have a new favorite appetizer the eggplant picatta is to die for and the chocolate pear cake was amazing! thanks so much for the amazing meal hopefully be back again soon”
-Kate-Lynn Hicks

“Wonderful Mother’s Day lunch today. No matter what meal I choose it’s always the right choice.
I must point out though, while finishing up my meal 2 staff members walked in to start their shift “with huge smiles on their faces”. It goes without saying from their expressions that they enjoy their co-workers and valued customers. As a customer, it was truly lovely to see.”
-Erica Corson Mahaney
Shelburne, Nova Scotia

“When I think of a great meal and night out, I think of the Charlotte Lane Cafe. Even before I get in the door, I am greeted by the smells of fresh herbs and fantastic cooking coming from the kitchen.. From a great wine list, to superb food, I recommend Roland and Kathleen’s restaurant to everyone I know. It is truly a world-class place here in our little neck of the woods..I am getting hungry now, just thinking about the place. ”
-Matt Swim
Clark’s Harbour, Nova Scotia

We’ve been many different places over the years and we’ve always enjoyed ourselves, but I don’t think any venue has come close to Charlotte Lane in terms of the quality of the food, the warm & welcoming atmosphere and the exceptional customer service.
-Mandie Carmichael

Charlotte Lane Cafe is superb for the food, the staff and the atmosphere.We love to take our friends and family for special occasions and we are never disappointed.
-Pat and Mike Nickerson

When I bring my friends from Boston to Charlotte Lane, they ask me “What do you recommend?”
My confident reply, “Everything… and don’t ask for your sauce on the side. You have nothing to fear.”
-Jean Liroff

A journey of a thousand miles must include a meal with Roland and Kathleen at Charlotte Lane. In fact, you need no other reason to make the journey . . .
-David Liroff

I have been there only a few times, but have never ever been disappointed with the meals. They are exceptional, well presented, and superior in taste. I’ll definitely be back.
-Jean C. Grant-Leslie