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Cafe Lily

308 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Suite B, Decatur, GA 30030-2435
+1 404-371-9119
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“cured salmon” (9 reviews)
“calamari” (31 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
308 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Suite B, Decatur, GA 30030-2435
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1 - 10 of 531 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I went for lunch and would like to go again for dinner. I hear from friends this is a great place. Will review again after I have dinner. My husband was disappointed because they were out of the salmon burger.

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Thank Lesley E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was highly ranked on Trip Advisor for restaurants in Decatur. I never know how sites get ranked so I am here to verify. Yes, well deserved. $25 for calamari + scallops for dinner. Reasonable and tasty.

Thank Erica S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Subtle, authentic and exceptionally prepared menu in a quaint and unassuming atmosphere. I think we've found our next favorite restaurant. The appetizers were all great and the grilled pompano was the best I've ever had... no small feat. The prices are very reasonable for the...More

Thank Happyjack25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed a pleasant date night out. We heard about the calamari and ordered it. It was not breaded but the dressing/sauce on it was delicious. I had a 1/2 order of scallops and my husband ordered the gyro. My husband wished...More

Thank AZCatfan1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to try a restaurant in Decatur and based on past reviews chose Cafe Lily.We were not disappointed and had a great evening. Amelia our server was terrific. Food is very important and so is service. Amelia was spot on and made some very...More

Thank Dealmaker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit friends in this area when traveling from the New York area and have eaten here for dinner many times with a 5 rating. This was our first lunch joined by a family member. It was a great hit. The eclectic menu has many...More

Thank JJ F
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I read a bunch of reviews on this place and every one of them mentioned how amazing the calamari was. Well they weren't kidding!! Hands down the best I've ever had. I don't eat fried calamari so this was a welcomed alternative. I wolfed that...More

Thank JONATHAN N
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Cafe Lily has been a cornerstone of Downtown Decatur for years and for good reason. Food, service, ambiance are always good and as a bonus you can actually have a conversation with your dinner partner!

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Thank donnafrob3663
Reviewed 3 August 2017

If you're visiting the Atlanta area this is one of the most interesting and satisfying restaurants not to miss.

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1  Thank zez355
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I love the comfortable outdoor seating. Beautiful, relaxed, casual. Crab cakes - just one of my fave meals. Service is professional, efficient & very courteous. Love this place.

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1  Thank DixieLeeWigbels
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Questions & Answers
garybov
23 February 2016|
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Response from CafeLily | Property representative |
We have private parking places all around our building. Also, there are street meters everywhere, and they're only active until 6pm Monday-Saturday, and they're free on Sundays. There is also a public lot at the end of... More
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Mary G F
15 November 2015|
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Response from CafeLily | Property representative |
Hi, there! Yes, we take lunch reservations, but you must call the restaurant, as we currently do not utilize Open Table for lunch. Thanks for your interest! - Cafe Lily
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Mary G F
15 November 2015|
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Response from CafeLily | Property representative |
Hi, there! Yes, we take lunch reservations, but you must call the restaurant, as we currently do not utilize Open Table for lunch. Thanks for your interest! - Cafe Lily
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, 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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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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