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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
11:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Clovis, California
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213 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my pet peeves of dining out is when the wait staff acts like we are there to spend time with them rather than with the person across the table. The person who waited on us was not like that and it was refreshing. She seemed to read when we wanted something but otherwise let us talk. So refreshing.... More 

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Thank MsCathleen
Decatur, Georgia
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found this restaurant quaint and the brunch was scrumptious. I will be returning soon. I want to try the gyro plate; this weekend. So check it out. I also heard it's a great date spot too.

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1 Thank Steven R
Decatur, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Lily in Decatur is a lovely place to have lunch or dinner. I am surprised by how much I like it, actually, as it is a storefront restaurant, that is not the latest greatest thing by the hottest top chef. Don't get me wrong, the food is excellent. The wait staff are excellent. The atmosphere is excellent. I am... More 

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1 Thank Beth H
Roswell, Georgia
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101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe Lily sent me a birthday gift by email for a free dessert. Hubby and I enjoyed the outdoor seating. Today's special was the swordfish served with pilaf infused with spinach. It was delicious! Before the entree we had the cold mezzo platter. Hubby had a martini that he said was well made. Afterwards I enjoyed the tiramisu while Hubby... More 

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2 Thank GApeach909
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first experience eating at this downtown Decatur gem. The food, and the service was impeccable. The specialty cocktails that were listed that night were very original and the beer and wine list was extensive. Memorable evening with good food and wonderful friends! - LP

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Thank Leanne P
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my "go to" restaurant in Decatur when I want to get together with one or several friends. The food is dependably fresh and delicious. The service is friendly. The atmosphere is perfect to have a good conversations.

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Thank Mbabra
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been dining at Cafe Lily for the last few years and know we will continue to do so. The menu is good, and the staff are attentive to our needs. My 87-year-old mother loves to go when she visits us - she enjoys the food and appreciates being able to have a real conversation during the meal as... More 

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Thank Anne Marie M
Decatur, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chef Anthony and his team provide a wonderful experience for dinner, special evenings, and the best lunch in Decatur!

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Thank donnafstroup
Decatur, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Café Lily is consistently good, can count on CL for a good meal any time. Whole fish dishes are especially well done when on the menu. Great Bloody Mary and one of the bests selections of Zins in town.

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georgia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love whatever the chef serves. When family comes into town, this is the restaurant we take them to. Its not a CHAIN restaurant and you can get some unique foods and wine! Go you will enjoy it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, French, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
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
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!

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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?