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Starving Artist Cafe and Creperie

#11 of 42 Restaurants in Lee
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Creperie, Coffee Shop
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40 Main St, Ste 2, Lee, MA 01238
413-394-5046
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7:30 am - 8:00 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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
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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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
    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
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I loved the ambience n the staff was very nice. Crepes were good spec the buckwheat vegetarian crepe. Place is Worth trying once.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Rimjhim D
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Bloomington, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Bloomington, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I loved the ambience n the staff was very nice. Crepes were good spec the buckwheat vegetarian crepe. Place is Worth trying once.

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Ashford, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We couldn't wait to try out the crepes and when we did we were not disappointed! We both ordered savory crepes with greens on the side. the greens were fresh and lightly dressed. I had a turkey crepe with brie that I thought was amazing. My husband had a ham, apple and cheese crepe. We had no problem cleaning our... More 

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Lee, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I've been here several times. I like their coffee and they have a nice assortment of gluten free baked goods. Unfortunately I find their gluten-free crepe (buckwheat) to be completely disgusting. It's a very strong buckwheat flavor and it's sour-tasting. I love their salads in general but I get a weird vibe from the staff at times and they have... More 

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Boston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, very good choice of crepes. And on sundays 11-2 great entertainment. Lookinb for a great breakfast place - this one is as good as they come.

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Markham, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Stopped into Starving Artist with my family during a recent trip to the Berkshires and very much enjoyed the savoury crepes we had. Husband had chicken parmigiana crepe, which was nice, but the beet, goat cheese, squash and apple crepe I ordered was absolutely fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Our kids liked their chocolate crepes, but both found the crepes a... More 

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Lenox Dale, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great selection of crepes. However, if you can't handle too much in the realm of sweets, I would avoid the chocolate crepes. Very, very sweet!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My husband and I stopped here for breakfast and it was fantastic. The food was excellent. Gluten free options available, all farm to table, very friendly, great atmosphere. We will definately be back for more.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Excellent coffee and food - nice people, nice atmosphere, reasonable prices. I got the Crepedilla - like a quesadilla but in a crepe. Black beans, cheese, avocado, and sour cream. Excellent! We stayed for quite awhile and there was no indication they thought we should move along. Very relaxing and mellow.

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NYC
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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: Creperie, Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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