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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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11:00 am - 9:00 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: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
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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  • 179
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Fine dining just outside Atlanta

Café Lily is a charming bistro with a great wine list and excellent menu. Service was super prompt (maybe too quick) as the kitchen was closing soon after our 8PM reservation. Nonetheless, food was excellent and the service was full of Southern charm

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Rochester_NHEcv
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Rochester,, NH
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Rochester,, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Café Lily is a charming bistro with a great wine list and excellent menu. Service was super prompt (maybe too quick) as the kitchen was closing soon after our 8PM reservation. Nonetheless, food was excellent and the service was full of Southern charm

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Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The four of us stopped in for lunch as this establishment was so highly rated on TripAdvisor. Well, mine will not be such a high rating. My best friend and I both had the Gyro while both of our wives had the Salmon burger. The salmon burger was more of a salmon cake burger and our Gyros were average at... More 

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Thank hbladman
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this place is top notch - our server was super-helpful, the prices were very reasonable ($10 for a generous omelet and two sides, for example), and the actual food was delish. Also loved that the brunch menu had the usual eggy options as well as sandwiches and salad, in the event that you weren't up for brunch. Also,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really the best restaurant in downtown Decatur. Cafe Lily features attentive service, gourmet dishes, and reasonable prices. On my most recent visit for lunch with 3 other family members, we enjoyed a hummus appetizer, and 4 entrees (turkey sandwich and soup; salmon burger and soup; crab beignet; and ravioli di zucca. Each dish was excellent. Who can match all this... More 

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1 Thank 1Chuck1
Fayetteville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great spot. Elegant, good menu. Some fun things to eat that you might not normally try. Good wine, good appetizers. Fun atmosphere. Good service. I liked the calamari the best.

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1 Thank imhoatl
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to Cafe Lily for several years to enjoy dinner and weekend brunch. I like taking friends to the cafe because they are always pleasantly surprised and thankful for the experience. I have never been disappointed with the food or service. This last dinner was seafood with the best scallops ever. They do accept reservations and I... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasant experience from beginning to end. Nice atmosphere, attentive wait staff and delicious food. Highly recommend for a nice dinner experience.

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1 Thank swinston17
Avondale Estates, Georgia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favorite entrée is the Pinchitos; it's medallions of lamb with Greek seasoning, sitting on white sweet potatoes, with French green beans with a salsa verde` sauce. You have to get a bit of each to enjoy the explosion of flavors in your mouth. It is my favorite restaurant in Decatur and maybe even in Atlanta. It is a favorite... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe Lily never disappoints. Their food is consistently excellent with weekly specials that keep the menu fresh. I am personally a fan of their salmon as they always prepare it well, whether as an entree or as a compliment for one of their salads. Their wines are well chosen and reasonably priced. I have added several to my 'cellar' at... More 

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Conyers, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Enjoyed the location, ambiance and of course, the food! I ordered my favorite shrimp dish, it was delicious.

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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: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Italian, French, Spanish, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?