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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
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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All 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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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food and service were awesome, as always! My mother had the option to go to any restaurant in Atlanta for her birthday dinner and chose Café Lily!!

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Thank nancy_a_higgins
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu for mother's day with wide variety of beverage and food offerings at reasonable price for the quality of this restaurant. We've been fans for many years and despite the death of the husband owner, they've only gotten better.

Thank Stuart S
Atlanta, Georgia
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot for Sunday Brunch, Had a quiet spot in a private two party area while enjoying sunday brunch with my grandbaby. Best biscuits ever!

Thank fav1247
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have gone to Cafe Lily since its opening. In all these years, we average every other week, I have sent one meal back. It was the Filet Mignon stuffed with Gorgonzola Cheese. Some how there was no cheese. I know I have everything on the menu at least THREE to FOUR times. Chef Antony always has two or three... More 

Thank Paul B
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great neighborhood feel to this restaurant. The service provided by the wait staff was excellent and very attentive. The gluten free calamari was hit when it arrived sizzling at our table. The favor profile was incredible. I have to say the scallops was a home run as well ontop of the risotto. Nothing too over whelming with the favors but... More 

Thank CocoWomyn
Sebring, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a pleasant find after a long day of work at a local convention in Atlanta (thank you fellow TripAdvisor contributors). Cafe Lily was just what "the doctor" ordered! We started with the sauted calamari starter (so nice to see calamari not fried and breaded). We chose the 2012 Montana Rioja, very reasonably priced and a wine that I must... More 

Thank PTAnderson
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both lunch and dinners are wonderful. Fantastic risotto, and terrific selection of wines. Have never been disappointed.

Thank Barbara H
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They were very accommodating for a party of 8 with no reservations. They simply pushed a couple of tables together. Not a ton of menu items for the children. They ended up splitting a chicken parmesan entree. They could add a few more craft beer options to the menu as well. Overall we had a good dining experience.

Thank Chris P
south yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled on this restaurant on an eving walk around Decatur. We ate outside on the little patio area. It smelled lovely with the jasmine plants around it. The waitress was friendly and informative with information on the menu and wine that would go well with our choices. The food was tasty well presented.

Thank goldenjag
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Lily offers both meals and tapas to be shared. It is a family favorite but I have also been on dates here. I have never had anything I didn't like and the staff is always amazing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Mediterranean, Gluten Free, Italian, French, Spanish, Greek, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?