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Starving Artist Cafe and Creperie

40 Main St, Ste 2, Lee, MA 01238-1688
+1 413-394-5046
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“crepes” (137 reviews)
“panini” (7 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
40 Main St, Ste 2, Lee, MA 01238-1688
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Just stopped in for an iced coffee in this quiet town adjacent to Tanglewood. Very friendly staff, fresh coffee in the late afternoon, clean restroom. A good choice, I would happily return for a full meal.

Thank cootmom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a fun little restaurant in downtown Lee! Such a great menu with lots of daily specials! I got blueberry lemonade to drink and it was amazing. I got a savory crepe for lunch (Cali chicken) it was a special of the day and it...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not a fan of the fast, casual restaurant model and also wished this place served wine and beer. But, I have done take out here, twice, and the food and service was great. I really wish we could give half stars as I...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed May 14, 2018

A nice relaxing atmosphere in the center of Lee. Good service with great crepes and a fair price. I had a burger crepe and my wife had a gluten free ham and cheese crepe. Self serve for water and table cleanup, different but Ok.

Thank HBNY6
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely lovely, reminds me of little artsy coffee houses in San Fran. Lovely staff, yummy food, and art on the walls. Sit in the window, look at all the architectural details of the building along Main Street. Just be for a little while. Oh and...More

Thank MDec14
Reviewed March 13, 2018

so many fresh and healthy options to choose from - I could eat here all the time as the variety is quite endless!

Thank Cindy F
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

They make vegetarian and vegan food which is hard to find. The changing menu of salads and sandwiches are great. I'm going back

Thank Dan A
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

So good! I recommend everything. The service is awesome too! Very friendly!! Had both savoury crêpes and a dessert crêpe. The coffee is superb too.

Thank JB E
Reviewed December 31, 2017

Stopped here in transit from Boston to Ithaca. I had the BLT Crepe, which was tasty enough. My wife had the Fall crepe with undercooked squash, UN-caramelized onions, and fresh mozzarella. My daughter, who is quite an aficionado of Reuben sandwiches, ordered the turkey Reuben...More

1  Thank tromba61
Reviewed December 26, 2017

Every time we pass anywhere near Lee, we always stop at the Starving Artist Cafe. The food is always good, and they always have vegan options, including soy milk for the coffee.

Thank cable_consultant
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September 14, 2016|
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Response from Gemz_12 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer, since it doesn't pertain to me, however, I noted their commitment to quality food. There may have been a sign regarding nuts, but I don't remember.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 AM
7:30 AM - 5:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Main St, Ste 2, Lee, MA 01238-1688
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Lee
  • Phone Number: +1 413-394-5046
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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, fresh juices and smoothies 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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