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101 1st Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-2305
+1 256-353-9719
07:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat 07:00 - 11:30
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Decatur, Alabama
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Love this place! As my niece would say this food is the bum.com, It is excellent and we adore Steve and his team(Shelly).Everyone is just friendly and kind. Yummy yummy!!!!!!! Shay

Thank SMASON827
Level Contributor
25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My wife and I have visited City Café many times and if you are looking for great home style cooking you have found the right place. We have always visited at lunch and the daily choices are excellent. You will also want to try the many dessert offerings. Everything is carefully prepared including the home style vegetables. They are always... More 

Thank O3958KQlarrya
Hartselle, Alabama
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161 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

First time to visit and was very happy withe food. Chicken and dressing was great also the yams and okra was also very good and th banana pudding was a 10.

Decatur, Alabama
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

You know a place is good when they are only open for breakfast and lunch and filled to capacity the entire time.

Thank ms_sarcasm
Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I wanted a place near the downtown legal center but not a chain. I stumbled upon the City Cafe. It seems to be the "go to" lunch place for locals. Standard meat and vegetable place but not a steam table. Also sandwiches and salads were available. Good food, good service and now I want to come back and try the... More 

Thank Jeffrey B
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Also, the chicken and dressing is made in tree southern fashion. The wait staff is awesome, our glasses are never empty.

Thank Ashley M
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I've said it before...I love breakfast. The City Cafe is one of those places that I seek out whenever I travel. It's where the locals eat and gather for coffee and conversation. The waitresses are attentive and your coffee cup is never empty and the food is excellent. I had the eggs and country ham and my partner had the... More 

Thank BisoninLondon
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Best country cafe in the area!!!!!!! Southern eats at the best! Get there early for breakfast, come back for the meant and three at lunch - YUM

Thank dKeos2013
Morganton, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We loved the atmosphere, the service, and the food. We'll be back for breakfast! We went for the day's special.

Thank Joachim K
Oxford, Mississippi
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

After searching for an authentic old fashioned home cooking place, I discovered the City Cafe. I can see why it is also the favorite place for locals who prefer real food rather than fast food or cutesy places. Lunch was delicious...grilled ham with pineapple slices, sweet potato casserole, and Italian green beans, along with cornbread muffins. For dessert, I had... More 

Thank BonTempsOxford

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 1st Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-2305
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 256-353-9719
Local in the downtown section of Decatur

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?