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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
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Johns Creek, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cafe Lily is has a casual classy venue that's been in the heart of Decatur for years. Although it is a long drive for me, I have always found it worth the drive. The chef(s) are always accommodating if I am not feeling up to some ingredient or another because the dishes are always prepped to order. Sometimes I dial... More 

1 Thank erniet333
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We started our affair with Cafe Lily when we first moved from New Jersey and were happy to learn that there was haute cuisine in the very town we had chosen. Since then, we've returned time after time for New Year's Eve celebrations, fine dining and even great brunches. White linen service, a changing menu and a calming ambience -... More 

Thank AtlantaMadman
Gainesville, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I made reservations to Café Lily because no other restaurant had any openings. I am from out of town, so my friend and I wanted to treat ourselves to a good quality meal. We were severely disappointed with our experience here. First, we were seated in the front and didn't get attended until we alerted the hostess that we hadn't... More 

3 Thank angie294
CafeLily, Owner at Cafe Lily, responded to this review

I'm not sure what I find most frustrating about this review, like the similar one left by your dining companion, alainaryne. Perhaps it's the fact that you were approached by the server, who asked you how everything was, and you replied that it was fine, which left us to believe you were happy with the meal (you could have asked... More 

Cumming, Georgia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went there last Friday for a Birthday celebration. I chose their signature dish : Pinchitos. It was one of the most spectacular dishes I have eaten in a very long time. I had an opportunity to taste the entrees that everyone else ordered and the were first class also.

1 Thank Meanchef
Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I never write reviews, but I didn't want anyone to make the bad decision of going to this place without being informed of the following: 1. Steak and Potato meal was so flavorless, we ended up not even finishing it (see before and after picture). Very tough and hard to chew. 30 dollars totally wasted. 2. Bread that's served with... More 

1 Thank alainaryne
CafeLily, Owner at Cafe Lily, responded to this review

You may read my response to the 10/18/16 review of your dining companion, angie294, for my thoughts on this. More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here many times at various times of the day/evening. Each visit has been pleasant. My wife and I especially enjoy their Zinfandel wine specials. Some of my favorite dishes include calamari, gigande bean salad, putanesca, & gambas al ajillo. Grab a table on the patio on nice evenings...

2 Thank David T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My co-worker and I go to Cafe Lily about once a week for lunch . They have fantastic lunch specials for 5.95. The regular menu is also wonderful and includes standard dishes with a twist. The service is fantastic and very quick for lunch. They have outdoor seating which is fun in the heart of Decatur.

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1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very enjoyable evening out with friends. We sat outside on a September evening. Very friendly service. Humus was delicious. Orange Blossom Salad was great with fresh beets that were huge! The lamb pinchitos were succulent. We were all stuffed to the gills but managed to share the Tiramisu which was to die for...a must visit and we will return... More 

1 Thank Sherry E
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We're in our 50s and whenever we are seeking a restaurant with friends where we can have a quiet, intimate dinner in the Decatur area-- this is the place that first comes to mind. My husband, who is Greek, loves their lamb. I always look forward to one of their signature cocktails; my favorite is the Limoncini. Cafe Lily makes... More 

Thank KalymnosSummer
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

First time at Cafe Lilly and we will definitely come back with the rest of the family. The food was delicious and our server, Brittany, was great. Highly recommended it!!

Thank Lisa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, 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?