The Starving Artist Cafe and Gallery is 
the most unique restaurant in Easley, SC


Reservations preferred for dinner but not neccessary.
(864) 644-8450​

Hours of Operation:

Monday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm 
Sunday 10:00am- 2:00pm 
The Starving artist was founded in 2011

Our philosophy from the beginning has been to serve the freshest food using our greatest resource, products and produce locally right here in South Carolina. Where ever possible we produce our items in house from fresh natural ingredients. The Starving Artist is certified Carolina grown "Fresh on the Menu", preparing menus that include at least 25% Certified South Carolina Grown foods and products in season.  

We offer a wide range of choices from completely vegan macrobiotic plates to sandwiches, salads, and innovative entrees with vegetarian, seafood and poultry choices. Be sure to check out our daily specials and join us for weekend Brunch, enjoy.

The Starving Artist is also the destination for all events and parties hosted in house or catered for any occasion. Our art gallery features creations by local artists which lends to a unique and special atmosphere. Dine in or take out, come by for Tuesday afternoon tea or Sunday brunch, take part in breakfast, lunch or dinner, live music and lots of laughs. 



Vicki Ciplickas

This proud owner, mom, and wife is now serving you delicous food and selling art.

Our Jersey girl goes southern with an Italian twist! Making and creating a variety of cuisines for your enjoyment.

Vicki grew up in NJ with a passion for cooking. She began by making simple yet amazing homemade food for her husband and two daughters, now she is making them for you! Serving, cooking, and selling beautiful works of art!
Chef Anne Young


Our Chef is a classically trained French chef from Baltimore International Culinary College in Baltimore, MD. She graduated with a Restaurant Management degree, as well as a cooking and pastry degree. She also was a Junior Board member of the ACF and studied in Cavan County Virginia, Ireland. She worked at Jaques Claude's in the inner Harbor and the Hyatt in downtown Baltimore as well as worked in the Park Hotel in Cavan Ireland, and the Sheraton University Hotel in Syracuse, NY. 

Now our hardworking chef is making yummy desserts and entrees freshly everyday for you.
(864) 644-8450
114 NW Main St. Easley, SC 29640