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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, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 54
    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
Excellent Food And Service

We went to celebrate our friends birthday and each person ordered a different item. I ordered the grilled salmon which came with a salad and a cup of tomato dill soup. It was cooked perfect. It was a lunch serving and the perfect size. One individual ordered the crab cake and she loved it. I can't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Susan R
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Decatur, Georgia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Decatur, Georgia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to celebrate our friends birthday and each person ordered a different item. I ordered the grilled salmon which came with a salad and a cup of tomato dill soup. It was cooked perfect. It was a lunch serving and the perfect size. One individual ordered the crab cake and she loved it. I can't remember what the other... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

food and atmosphiere was good. will go agin need to try more things on the menu. It is one of the better Decatur Spots

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Covington, Georgia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I love this place. Excellent menu with Mediterranean themes. Extensive wine list. Intimate atmosphere. Friendly and helpful service. The caprese salad is the best I've ever had. The risotto with scallops are delicious. We have gone with other couples, and I have had business dinners there. I highly recommend.

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The family treated me to Cafe Lily for Fathers Day, and it was awesome. The scrambled eggs and salmon along with the French Toast were the best. Also very affordable.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

On a business trip, found this place for dinner. Food was delicious, service was great! Cute place, great menu!

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We, three couples, had a lovely evening with interesting Mediteranean dishes and great wine. We talked and laughed all evening and the terrifice waiters were very gracious and amusing. It is definitely a favourite in Decatur!

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Stone Mountain
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The service was great - waiter superb and accommodating. Wine perfect. Quality of food was good, but lacked in flavor and quantity for cost. However, plan to return and sample something different.

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Atlanta
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The first time I went I had the gyro and it was good. The second time I went I had the steak sandwich it was really good, I wanted the lamb burger but they were out. Make sure you try the chocolate fudge cake, GREAT!!!

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Atlanta
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58 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Cafe Lily maintains a high standard with a widely varied menu and a substantial wine list. The restaurant has a mostly mediterranean style and they do it well. There are good fish, meat and veg dishes. Price are a bit high but quality is good. You can't go wrong at Cafe Lily

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Atllanta
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food was delicious. Cranberry spread on the turkey made it the best ever. The service was exceptional. Server and manager were entertaining and even more proficient. Can't wait to come back on the weekend (heard about the great party atmosphere!) First visit. It won't be the last.

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

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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: Special occasions, Romantic

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?