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Cakes & Ale

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American, Bar, Bistro
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151 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030
14043777994
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Quick Bites, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food 5 star, but the service was not

The food was excellent, I can not fault it. Our waitress was lovely and very easily to talk to. However there was 6 of us and we ordered 4 starters and only three came out. After 15 minutes I had to ask for the fourth. The mains came out all together. We then ordered dessert, coffee and an extra... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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English first
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The food was excellent, I can not fault it. Our waitress was lovely and very easily to talk to. However there was 6 of us and we ordered 4 starters and only three came out. After 15 minutes I had to ask for the fourth. The mains came out all together. We then ordered dessert, coffee and an extra glass... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The food is satisfying and creative at the same time. The quality is excellent and the flavours are fine and well thought through. What is really outstanding though is the service. Our group posed a number of complex dietary requirements, which were handled with respect, precision and creativity by an exceptional waiter. Example: I asked for strawberry lemonade, as I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I had heard rave reviews of this place. We went in for cocktails and desserts for a bachelorette party. There were only 6 of us. Service was slow and slightly rude. The cocktails were very expensive for what they were, if I pay that much I want to be amazed. The desserts were the same for me - they tasted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Food is fresh and delicious with interesting vegetarian selections and traditional dishes served in new ways. Superb quality.

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Decatur, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

One of my favorite places to eat in downtown Decatur. Food and service are always excellent. Parking can be an issue, but it's well worth the time and expense.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Words cant express how much we enjoyed going to the Cafe! We showed up after getting married and wanted to do a champagne toast. The manager put three tables together to accommodate us. We had glasses to toast, ordered the rest of a half white cake, which they brought a large cutting knife for us to take photos with. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We only have experience eating on the dessert side of this restaurant, but if the main restaurant is anything like this side, it will be well worth it. I had the lemon cake with fresh blueberries. It was wonderfully fresh and light. My husband had the flourless chocolate cake and my daughter had the almond cake with mascarpone. They both... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is one of our Decatur staples. The food is always great...love the apps and dinner. We usually don't think the deserts are as interesting as the food. The cocktail menu is always good, as well. Have tried the whole trout several times...it is good, but we have done it now and moved on to other dishes. It is almost... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is the kind of place you can recommend to major foodies, movies stars, and NYC sophisticates. Great chef, fabulous mixed drinks, and a wine list to die for. Its pricey but you get what you pay for in this in demand restaurant in Decatur.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We love this restaurant, and look forward to returning here every trip to Atlanta. It is an original. Friendly, knowledgable staff with excellent varied wine list and really fun cocktails that you won't find anywhere else: DAZE OF BLEU-- a blueberry infused rum drink with dimmi, aquavit, ginger and lime. Or try ECO 1 11: cilantro infused tequila, dill, aloe... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: 14043777994

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 26
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Bistro
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 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?