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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 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had dinner here mid-week and it was fantastic. Appetizers were great and unique. Had the signature lamb entrée and is was really good. Wine selection was good and our waitress steered us to a very good selection. Service was friendly and a good balance of attentiveness and giving space to eat at a leisurely pace.

Thank RollingStone2
Decatur, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cafe Lily was recommended by a friend. The service was excellent and the food was out of this world. Our server recommended the specials for the evening, and they were both outstanding. I would not hesitate returning or recommending to someone.

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Thank Marilyn S
Covington, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the wonderful food. Our server was great. We will be coming back in the near future and bringing friends.

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Thank mnin3
Atlanta, Ga
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm and unpretentious restaurant with a simple Mediterranean menu and delightful outdoor seating. While it is not Michelin star quality, Cafe Lily is dependable and reasonably priced. The service is efficient and friendly. As a nice neighborhood dining option it can be counted on not to disappoint.

Thank CristinaAtlanta_Ga
Lilburn, Georgia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have celebrated our anniversary at Cafe lily before and they do not disappoint! The service was extremely good and the meal was was excellent. we started with the Pan de Hego appetizer, one of our favorites and it was still as good as the last time we had it. I had the special which was a shrimp dish that... More 

Thank Ted R
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have super amazingly priced lunch specials. They get food out quickly so you can eat there for lunch in an hour. I love their seasonal Gemelli dishes, their salmon is superb, they have good soups and salads, a nice selection of foods, drinks and wines.They have the best coffee in town - Italian Lavazza. Attentive but not intrusive wait... More 

Thank LisaLiseTaquette
Berkeley Lake, Georgia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Cafe Lily is a delightful place for Sunday brunch after church - comfortable, convenient, varied menu, great food, and wonderful service.

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Thank Together2
Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Cute little place in downtown Decatur. Late former owner was a big fan of red Zinfandel so they continue to have one of the best group of zins on their menu. Service and atmosphere is great. Nice for a couples night out. Try the lemon custard too.

Thank chrisdente
Stockbridge, GA
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234 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

My daughter, sister and I came for dinner during my husband 'a hospitalization at Emory . It was close and convenient. We all enjoyed our meals. Both my daughter and sister had a chicken specials with Caesar salad. I had a grilled chicken Caesar salad. Delicious! Service was exceptionally good. I took my husband a gyro for his dinner .... More 

Thank LarrJann
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

If you have not been to Cafe Lily, please try it, you won't be disappointed, you will enjoy the entire experience!

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Thank Victoria K

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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
US$10 - US$30
Italian, French, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
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
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?