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Starving Artist Cafe and Creperie

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40 Main St, Ste 2, Lee, MA 01238
413-394-5046
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: The Starving Artist serves freshly-made sweet and savory crepes, panini...
The Starving Artist serves freshly-made sweet and savory crepes, panini sandwiches, soups, salads and baked goods, fair-trade and organic pour-over and drip coffee, organic teas and other gourmet foods using quality local and organic ingredients.All of our food is made fresh to order. The menu changes seasonally. Enjoy the free wifi internet, artwork, and comfy couch seating!
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous for brunch

They use local food, cater to local artists, sometimes have live music but best of all is that they cater to the individual. We had an excellent vegan (on the inside) crepe with tofu and vegan cheese. Did not miss the eggs or the cheese although we had the traditional crepe rather the the vegan... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
MargotTS
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NYC
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
NYC
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

They use local food, cater to local artists, sometimes have live music but best of all is that they cater to the individual. We had an excellent vegan (on the inside) crepe with tofu and vegan cheese. Did not miss the eggs or the cheese although we had the traditional crepe rather the the vegan version they offered. We also... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Rustic crepes with options from meat-centric to veggie are the feature but soups, sandwiches and desserts are also served. It's like a student-run bistro from New York's East Village dropped into a Norman Rockwell painting set in the 21st-century Berkshires. Reclaimed tables range from couples to communal seating.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Can't go wrong with anything on the menu! Love the music brunches, great local food sources, good coffee too. Crepes, salads, sandwiches...all great and a good value.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I had read reviews for this place before my two friends and I went to Lee last weekend. It was just a perfect spot for a bite to eat while strolling around Lee's Main Street and exploring the shops. As a vegetarian, it was wonderful to find a place with so many delicious vegetarian options in soups, sandwiches and salads... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

They had me at "crepe" but the whole experience was worthwhile. In an old downtown building with classic architectural details, a locally sourced menu, and a quirky atmosphere, this eatery is typical of the charm of the area. It's a place to grab a bite, or to read, or to write, or to spend an hour or two catching up... More 

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Chatham, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stumbled into this place looking for breakfast and had a great time. My organic raspberry oatmeal breakfast bar was delicious and my husband had an egg sandwich that was also way above average. They serve crepes (both sweet and savory), sandwiches and pastries and seems to be popular for both breakfast and lunch. The high walls and open space... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went there for a late lunch on Black Friday. The food was good - with a handful of vegan choices. Our party of 9 enjoyed a variety of sandwiches and paninis. Our grandchildren were thrilled with their caramel steamed milk ... and our son-in-law enjoyed his latte. Although busy, the waitstaff was friendly and efficient. The walls of the... More 

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Connecticut
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114 reviews 114 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Stopped here for a quick breakfast break. Lee has managed to retain the majority of its fantastic historic buildings that make up its "downtown" area. It is tempting to stop to look at the buildings alone, and if you do, the Starving Artist is a good place to experience the people and happenings first hand. First, the breakfast sandwich I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Excellent food, Fantastic customer service, kid friendly, Very nice, laid back atmosphere. I went here based on reviews, and am going again!!

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Milford, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The staff was very accomodating. We were able to design our own crepe fillings and toppings! The venue was cute!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Main St, Ste 2, Lee, MA 01238
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Lee
  • Phone Number: 413-394-5046

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 13
  • Cuisine: Café, Creperie

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

Description

The Starving Artist serves freshly-made sweet and savory crepes, panini sandwiches, soups, salads and baked goods, fair-trade and organic pour-over and drip coffee, organic teas and other gourmet foods using quality local and organic ingredients.All of our food is made fresh to order. The menu changes seasonally. Enjoy the free wifi internet, artwork, and comfy couch seating!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?