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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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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, 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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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 50
    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
very continental

unlike most but a very few, the atmosphere is very European and gentile. recommended to ease away the cares of a hectic modern life.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

unlike most but a very few, the atmosphere is very European and gentile. recommended to ease away the cares of a hectic modern life.

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Avondale Estates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We didn't have lobster but everyone loved, loved, loved their meals. We had 3 generations at the table so that's not always easy to do. There was real variety on the menu and affordable enough that we could make several choices. We were very happy.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

There are no bad Meals, Their pastas are well seasoned. The lamb and beef are quality meats prepared and delivered as directed. The bread served is crusty and the service is attentive.

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Decatur, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

One of the most delicious mediterranean food restaurants in the Atlanta area. Atmosphere is great. Table placement very satisfactory. Appetizers, superb!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were celebrating two medical school graduations. They put us in the private alcove for 8. Both the food and service were outstanding. The meze platter was right on and we really enjoyed the surf and turf as well as the seafood special. We will definitely be back again!

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Oakwood, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I love Café Lily! It is the place "Us Girls" love to go for a wonderful Girls' Night experience. The atmosphere is wonderful, the food is so amazing, and the wait staff we have had on our visits have been superb! Now, the desserts--they are just off the top. We usually get at least one with several spoons and pass... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The food here is quite exceptional. Table placements exciting. The waitress service was so, so good, and she made our evening a pleasure. Next visit to Atlanta will definitely see our return. Incidentally, the Dirty Martini was brilliant. Thanks all.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I had the pleasure of dining at Cafe Lily while visiting Atlanta at the end of April. The food was absolutely amazing. Everything that we ordered was delicious. Robert, our server, was a great resource for the menu and the appetizer he recommended was fantastic. We sat on the patio and it could not have been a better afternoon for... More 

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I dine at café lily every time I visit Atlanta, 6-8 times a year. it is always rewarding...the menu is fine, chef Anthony runs a good kitchen, and waiters are well trained and happy. can't beat it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I have long heard that this restaurant is a wonderful date night. I do not know about that, but the decor, day and night, is quite pleasing. The must have on this menu is the octopus sauteed in oil, with no breading. So what if it costs $11? I'd bet it's the best octopus you've ever had. The menu turns... 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: 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

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?