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Starving Artist Cafe and Creperie

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40 Main St, Ste 2, Lee, MA 01238
+1 413-394-5046
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07:30 - 16:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 05:00
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a late breakfast on a late Friday morning in July. Thankfully the place was fairly slow, but I imagine it is crazy earlier in the day and on weekends, especially during peak season. Nothing small about the portions. Delicious crepes with a creative selection of varieties. There is an extensive vegetarian selection, but traditional bacon is... More 

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Thank DrMikey2
Boston, MA
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We stopped in here for a late breakfast on our way to The Mount in Lenox because it looked interesting—laid back Berkshires meets Brooklyn hipster cool meets SoHo trendy. We ordered at the counter and waited at a table for the food, which took a bit longer than we would expect given the sizable crew mustering about behind the counter.... More 

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Thank John_d_boston
Seattle, Washington, United States
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Four of us on a Friday, good food and lots of gluten free options. Coffee was also good. Went back on a Sunday and left-- the line was out the door, and not moving. Perhaps more staff?

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Thank Ann E
Little Rock, Arkansas
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

My boyfriend and I were in town for a wedding and we were hungry by the time we got there. The food was great, fast service and I loved the Mozzarella Cheese on the Pesto. However, they only served Roasted Potatoes in place of a salad, on Sundays. That is very odd to me. Not as advertised.

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Thank Broadwaybeauty_88
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The café is an amazing place in the Berkshires that I’ve gone to many times for some of the best food and coffee you can find here. Get to know the place and you will find this is a real farm to table place that goes above and beyond to provide the freshest and locally sourced goods. Crepes savory and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We visited this restaurant on our way through town. It looked interesting and healthy and was in an art gallery, which seemed cool. The great many un-bussed tables should have been a warning. At the counter I asked about the local beers on the board only to be told by the server "I'm not familiar". No offer to get more... More 

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Thank Betty1928
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

My dad and I decided to come visit here last week. I ordered the steak panini and my father ordered the French onion soup and mango crepe. When we were ordering from the girl, she seemed to not know how to take orders yet alone work the iPad to take our orders. We found a table, sat down, and waited... More 

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New York
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386 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

To be fair the art-filled space is nice and overall (four of us) thought the food was good. But since TripAdvisor doesn't have a "good" rating a few things make us feel the experience was closer to average. In particular, the roast beef in my crepe was really chewy, which made an otherwise good dish hard to eat. Despite being... More 

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Thank skgbos
Boca Raton, Florida
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447 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Enjoy great soups and salads surrounded by local artist's work. This Café/ArtGallery is a perfect spot to take a break from Berkshire sightseeing and enjoy brunch or lunch while supporting the work of local artists and also contributing aid to autistic children.

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Thank Marvin G
Hull, Massachusetts
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144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Fun environment with wonderful food. Whole wheat crepes with fruit and granola - oh my! I had the scrambled eggs with mushrooms, scallions, and spinach on toast - I do not understand how they made it so fluffy. I want to go back right now - too bad I live 2.5 hours away!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 13
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 16:00
Thursday
07:30 - 16:00
Friday
07:30 - 05:00
Saturday
07:30 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Main St, Ste 2, Lee, MA 01238
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Lee
  • Phone Number: +1 413-394-5046
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, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?