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308 W Ponce De Leon Ave, Suite B, Decatur, GA 30030-2435
+1 404-371-9119
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Ranked #1 of 312 Restaurants in Decatur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
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
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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!
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Cafe Lily is a great spot in Downtown Decatur. Their menu has some fantastic items. We go there every few weeks for their Chicken entree. It's a great price and delicious meal. Tuesday's they have a special on glasses of Zinfandel wines. Another little secret -- they have the best filet in town! Better than any of the steakhouses in... More

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Decatur, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Started going to Cafe Lily when they first opened then moved away. Angelo the original owner and manager is deceased now but his son Anthony is carrying on the tradidition of great food and personal service.

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Ghent, New York
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199 reviews 199 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We attended a dinner party and were impressed withthe food and the service. Will visit again if we return to Decatur.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This place got such great reviews and it did not disappoint. Went here on Sunday evening before the dinner rush, service was great food was excellent. We had two appetizers shrimp was okay, other was excellent I forget the name but it was a tappas portion. Wife had the salmon from the menu was delicious. I got the beef tenderloin... More

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Salem, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I had the Pinchitos, which is a lamb dish. It was the best lamb I have had in many, many years. My son had Mahi-Mahi (one of the specials). It was also very good. The service was also very good, nice atmosphere. We loved it. By the way, The hours on Trip Advisor are incorrect. The restaurant most assuredly does... More

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Atlanta, GA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Café Lily is a small, quiet, romantically lit gem of a restaurant in the middle of bustling Decatur. The entrees are creative comfort food with a bit of international spice. At least, that's what I remember-- once I discovered the Ponchitos I've never looked back. The wait staff is friendly, unobtrusive and knowledgeable. It's a good place to chat and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Cafe Lily satisfied our palates with two specials that left us speechless and licking our chops. My husband complained that his open faced roast sirloin dish just wasn't enough. He sopped up every bit of au jus. See picture as proof! My salmon was the freshest of the fresh. I'm often weary of salmon, but this was just as it... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is one of my favorite places in Decatur, even with all of the competition. At this point I almost exclusively order the Ponchitos and wander into the excellent list of Zinfandel's by the glass. Been going to Lily for many years now and it remains one of my favorites!

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Cafe Lily is always good and it is a good place if you want to talk. Sometimes Decatur can be loud. Cafe Lily has never let me down and every meal has been very good.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food was excellent, the service was superb, and the restaurant was quiet enough to have a conversation with table mates without shouting. Wonderful experience!

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Additional Information about Cafe Lily

Address: 308 W Ponce De Leon Ave, Suite B, Decatur, GA 30030-2435
Phone Number: +1 404-371-9119
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: French, Greek, Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Spanish

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