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Cafe Lily

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308 W Ponce De Leon Ave, Suite B, Decatur, GA 30030-2435
+1 404-371-9119
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cafe Lily is a venerable neighborhood bistro offering an eclectic variety...
Cafe Lily is a venerable neighborhood bistro offering an eclectic variety of cuisines from around the Mediterranean Sea: Italy, France, Greece, Spain, North Africa, and the Middle East. Established in 1999, Cafe Lily remains the quintessential Decatur restaurant, whether you're looking for a nice, romantic dinner, a celebration party, a large event, to entertain clients, or just some small plates and a nice glass of wine!
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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
High Class with great food

Cafe Lily has an extensive wine selection and delicious food!!! They are a family owned business that has survived for years because of great food, great service and good atmosphere. They never cease to amaze me!~!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
meeples12
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Georgia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Georgia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cafe Lily has an extensive wine selection and delicious food!!! They are a family owned business that has survived for years because of great food, great service and good atmosphere. They never cease to amaze me!~!

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My daughter picked this restaurant for her birthday dinner. We called earlier in the day to make reservations for 7:00. This was a FREEZING cold night in Atlanta. We were seated right next to the door even though the hostess acknowledged that it was cold at our table. We asked for another table and ordered a drink and an appetizer.... More 

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CafeLily, Owner at Cafe Lily, responded to this review

We are very sorry you had a less-than-stellar experience at Cafe Lily. We pride ourselves on giving the best customer service possible, and clearly this time we missed the mark. We must point out, however, some elements of your visit that you failed to mention in your review. First of all, you didn't say that the manager came to your... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a favorite in downtown Decatur, GA. Always excellent fish options, but on my last visit I ordered their house specialty, Pinchitos. This is chargrilled Spanish-spiced lamb tenderloin, sautéed white sweet potatoes and green beans, picante salsa verde, Manchego cheese. Wonderful. My friend had the lamb burger and a Caesar salad; also wonderful.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
335 reviews 335 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

After a week at home with the flu this was a first outing after Mass. On Sunday even parking in downtown Decatur was easy as there are a few coveted spots in front of the restaurant. The crowd for Sunday Brunch was just large enough to tell you the prices were upscale and the food sophisticated. We began with the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Delicious Mediterranean foods and great wine selection. Easily accommodated gluten allergies. A little loud and pricey. Wonderful service

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Our party of 4 had a wonderful meal on a Friday night at Cafe Lily. The food was delicious as was the wine and beer selections. Two of us enjoyed the scallops over risotto, which we both ordered half portions.Just the perfect amount! One of us ordered a stuffed tilapia special which was also well prepared. I liked the fact... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Yesterday I went to Cafe Lily for Brunch with three friends. The food was outstanding and service without exception. They also had bottomless Bloody Mary's, Champagne, Kir Royale for $12.00!! The Frittata's and Omelettes were more than enough and included very fresh and unique ingredients. Prices are very reasonable for the level of food and service!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We really enjoyed the interesting menu and the service was superb. The only reason I did not give it a top rating is because it was a bit loud due to the concrete floors and we were quite cold seated by the door. We have returned twice since our initial visit and have certainly included this spot on our local... More 

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Cropwell, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I had heard this was a good place and saw a chance to try it. What a night. Calamari (sizzling), orange blossom salad, a wonderful lobster ravioli special. All superb. But the pinchitos!!! our waiter (he rated a 30% plus) recommended and it was one of the best dishes I have ever had. I don't deal in hyperbole - may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A lovely meal with my SO. The menu was varied and inspired, the kitchen was accommodating to her food allergies, excellent cheese plate, delectable entrees. I will definitely be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 308 W Ponce De Leon Ave, Suite B, Decatur, GA 30030-2435
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 404-371-9119

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Greek, Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

Description

Cafe Lily is a venerable neighborhood bistro offering an eclectic variety of cuisines from around the Mediterranean Sea: Italy, France, Greece, Spain, North Africa, and the Middle East. Established in 1999, Cafe Lily remains the quintessential Decatur restaurant, whether you're looking for a nice, romantic dinner, a celebration party, a large event, to entertain clients, or just some small plates and a nice glass of wine!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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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?