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Starving Artist Cafe and Creperie

40 Main St, Ste 2, Lee, MA 01238
413-394-5046
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Ranked #4 of 40 Restaurants in Lee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $13
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Café, Creperie
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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!
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English first
Beccles, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is a lively and interesting place to eat in Lee. The food is well-prepared and there is a good range of options on the menu. There is a lot to look at in the restaurant and local people clearly enjoy eating and meeting here. I especially enjoyed the French onion soup! The prices were very reasonable. A great place... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Word of mouth must be all it takes. Crepes that The Netherlands would gratefully serve. We loved the food here. My fourth visit. Warm, savoy. & easy to ear on the go. Great coffee & teas. We'll b back. Maybe tomorrow for breakfast! Did I mention local ingredients & an art gallery. Beautiful food is a beautiful setting.

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100 reviews 100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We were on our way to the Cape and needed some breakfast. I of course used my TripAdvisor to tell me what was near me as we drove and we saw this and immediately pulled off the highway. The little strip that this is in is so adorable. The restaurant itself is unassuming and sells organic and gluten free items.... More

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Lee, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The coffee is strong and hot, the crepes are out of this world! My favorite is Green Eggs and Ham but that could very well be because of the name. All the crepes are cooked to order so service can get a little slow, but it's worth the wait. The staff is pleasant and wecloming, the atmosphere is very casual;... More

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Calgary, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I love a good crepe; unfortunately these were not. The crepes themselves were heavy and surprisingly oily. The meat filling was tough and flavorless. The staff ignored our requests to not include specific ingredients. Neither my sister nor I finished 1/3 of our crepes and we skipped having dessert here all together. The artsy atmosphere would have worked had the... More

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Natick, MA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Timothy's was closed on Sunday, so we opted for the Starving Artist Cafe and Creperie. While the food is good, the layout of the place is disastrous, with the counter right next to the entrance. This means that patrons queueing to order are always bumping into those wanting to exit, and vice versa. Also, I ordered a crepe with steak,... More

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Keene
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Artsy and relaxed atmosphere, amazing crepes, great music, great staff, great coffee, art on the walls. Favorite place.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Wide array of crepe options plus salads and smoothies combine with friendly atmosphere to make this a pleasant lunch stop.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had the French onion soup, which was good, but needed more spice. I had the turkey Ruben on sour dough. Good, but my sister got a turkey sandwich with tons of fresh greens on flax bread, I was green with envy that I didn't order that. Oh well, just an opportunity to make a return visit. A fun little... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were very excited to try this place and made sure we came here before it closed at 4:00pm. My sister and I ordered the steak crepe with the intention of having a dessert crepe when we were done. You order your crepe at the counter and then they bring your order to your table. Very cute, clean place with... More

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