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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 - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, 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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  • 127
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  • 58
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Great dinner

Personable waiter made an evening with friends extra special. Food was great. It is pricey but good. Not a place to go if you want large portions.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Rebecca A
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Decatur, Georgia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
Decatur, Georgia
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Personable waiter made an evening with friends extra special. Food was great. It is pricey but good. Not a place to go if you want large portions.

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Decatur
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Ate here Saturday night- excellent food and service with very reasonable prices- and unlike many other restaurants, the noise level is quite reasonable and you can actually hear each other

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have eaten at Cafe Lilly several times by ourselves and with other couples. Their food has always been exceptional. The same can be said for their service. I would recommend Cafe Lily to other friends without hesitation.

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Wow! This place was great. Fast service, great food and reasonable prices. I got hummus and the chicken parm. My wife got the salmon. Suffice it to say I was very impressed and would give this place my highest recommendation

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Decatur, Georgia
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We have been to Cafe Lily many times over the years and have always had an excellent meal. On this busy Saturday night, we were impressed with the attentiveness of our server and the care with which our meal was prepared. We especially recommend the salads (both Caesar and mixed insalata), the PInchitos and the gemelli. If you are looking... More 

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Stockbridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was our first time dinning at Cafe Lily and we could not have chosen a better restaurant. The atmosphere was quaint and inviting. We were seated and ask if we could change, the hostess was very cordial and moved us to another seat. The waitress was well informed and personable. I had the special sword fish and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food is awesome. The servers are very attentive and do their job. The price is reasonable with no surprises at the end. Try the calimari and the lamb. OH MY GOD!! Only wish the private dining room was quieter!

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Decatur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Both food and cocktails are spectacular. Love the calamari (unbreaded) and have had steak, fish and pasta entree's, all of which were wonderful. Their cocktails are refreshing and innovative and the service is top notch. They have a patio outside that allows for plenty of al fresco fun and people watching the pedestrians along Ponce. A favorite after 3 visits!

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Marietta, Georgia
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149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My wife and I ate here with my Mother in Law for lunch and were not impressed. First they don't have any high chairs or slings for babys and the food was not what others have reviewed. I had the lamb burger which I couldn't finish as it was under cooked and the juice soaked the bread. My wife didn't... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is definitely a HOT SPOT for lunch! The food was fantastic and the service was great. I would recommend Café Lilly for someone who enjoys great food at an affordable price!

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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: 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?