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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
Closed now
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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 45
    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
Best dependable choice for excellent food and wine in Decatur!

It's out go-to place for all family events. Can't go wrong at the Lily! Amazing wine list with the most extensive Red Zinfindel list anywhere in Atlanta.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

It's out go-to place for all family events. Can't go wrong at the Lily! Amazing wine list with the most extensive Red Zinfindel list anywhere in Atlanta.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant for years and it remains consistently good. Service is top notch and food very good. The Gambas appetizer is one of our all time favorites and highly recommend it. It has good atmosphere and even when crowded- you can hear a conversation. Overall definitely a top rate restaurant in an area with good... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Sunday Brunch at Cafe Lily is a great treat. The menu will give everyone something great to select from. The service has made Cafe Lily our favorite for many years. We're locals; hope that tells you that you can trust a great meal all around here.

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Sparta, GA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

My co-workers and I dine a Cafe Lily fairly often. The lunch specials are a bargain - good-sized portions for a very reasonable price. If you choose to order the full size version instead, you will have plenty left over to take home. The turkey sandwich is a perfect example. It is served on the Tuscan bread and is so... More 

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Young Harris, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We arrived at 2:15 pm, not knowing you were shutting down for supper. Your staff not only went the extra mile to serve us hot food but it was done in record time and the food was exceptional.

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Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Ideal place for dinner with a quiet atmosphere. Free parking directly outside the restaurant. Option of main entrees or small plates. Both wine and food delicious. Service excellent.

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Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We received excellent service at Cafe Lily during a busy lunch hour. Our water glasses were kept filled and we were treated to baskets of grilled bread and herbed oil to dip the bread in. I ordered a grilled vegetable sandwich with a tasty, fresh salad. The sandwich was good and the meal was a value at $5.95. Gluten Free... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Awesome food and service as always. I highly recommend this restaurant because it is always good quality food.

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Georgia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

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 

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

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?