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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 314 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
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
2 reviews
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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Roswell, Georgia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had a hard time deciding which restaurant to try while shopping around Decatur. The TA reviews here were at the top of the list. The goid was awesome as was the service. Caesar salad with added anchovies was as good or better than most restaurants can muster. I would ask for a little more garlic. The pasta special, impressive... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had a nice dinner there....seating and lighting left a bit to be desired ( odd arrangement over our large, long table - dim in the places one needed to see), but overall ....a decent experience. Atmosphere is a bit noisy- reflective surfaces seem to escalate noise in certain areas. Service was personable- though, it would be good to realize that... More 

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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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210 reviews 210 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
48 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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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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