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Cakes and Ale Restaurant and Bar

155 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030-3338
+1 404-377-7994
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Gluten Free Options
155 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030-3338
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

We visited Cakes & Ale on a recommendation from some friends. What an amazing restaurant. The service was first rate - thanks Jeramie, Josh, and Timothy. Four of us shared two appetizers, 3 small plates, and 2 entrees which were delicious. My only complaint is...More

Thank robinsoniv
Reviewed 10 October 2015

This tiny cafe on the square in the heart of Decatur is the little sister of chef Billy Allin’s lauded dinner spot next door. It’s actually four-in-one: a place for killer croissants and pastries (and Counter Culture coffee), a lunch venue with a short but...More

Thank 1073BB
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Best cookies on the square, stopped after a late lunch, tried 2 deserts and coffee, the cookies are amazing, freshly made,p, they gave gluten free as well.

Thank Csaulter57
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere for a quick small bite in the morning. Good coffee and tea selection. Friendly service. I only visited in the morning for coffee. I also had a bagel and smoked salmon. It was good. The attached restaurant was closed.

Thank gemini68
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I celebrated her milestone birthday at this special spot and were completely delighted with everything! The menu is creative and pleasing for foodies, the decor is classically charming and the staff attentive and friendly. We had a terrific experience and will return...More

Thank Cathy Y
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Cakes & Ale has a carefully curated tiny menu with options for all types including vegetarian. With only three specially cocktails on the menu, your choices are limited but this should not be a deterrent. Everything is delicious though service was slow and not as...More

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Welcoming atmosphere, excellent fresh food, seasonal, local menu, delicious bakery, knowledgeable servers and bar staff

Thank catinsouthworth
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

The food was excellent, I can not fault it. Our waitress was lovely and very easily to talk to. However there was 6 of us and we ordered 4 starters and only three came out. After 15 minutes I had to ask for the fourth....More

Thank Heyworth82
Reviewed 18 August 2015

The food is satisfying and creative at the same time. The quality is excellent and the flavours are fine and well thought through. What is really outstanding though is the service. Our group posed a number of complex dietary requirements, which were handled with respect,...More

Thank Stefanos K
Reviewed 14 August 2015

I had heard rave reviews of this place. We went in for cocktails and desserts for a bachelorette party. There were only 6 of us. Service was slow and slightly rude. The cocktails were very expensive for what they were, if I pay that much...More

Thank Audrey L
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21 July 2016|
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Response from Maria A | Reviewed this property |
I did not eat lunch, you can check their website for menus
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030-3338
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 404-377-7994
A "true foodie find" in Downtown Decatur, chef-owner Billy Allin's American "separates itself" from the usual culinary scene with "fresh", "vivacious" food that "epitomizes the farm-to-table movement", plus "unrivaled" cocktails in a refined, "unassuming" setting.
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