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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
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Italian, French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
308 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Suite B, Decatur, GA 30030-2435
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Reviewed yesterday

I have celiac disease and I have never had an issue. The red fish with rock shrimp cream sauce over rice pilaf is to die for. But heck....so are all of their most interesting and unusual entrees. I just love to go and enjoy the...More

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Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed July 25, 2017

I have been going to Cafe Lily for years now and have enjoyed every visit. I know that my seafood and fish are wild caught and fresh as well as delicious. The falafel sandwich is one of my favorites - delicious and moist. The soups...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I really love this place. It’s an institution in Downtown Decatur. My favorite dish is the Moroccan Jerk chicken sandwich. It’s not dry, seasoned perfectly, and the right size for lunch when paired with a salad. The servers are all very kind and welcoming. They...More

Thank Adrianna B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Café Lily continues to be an outstanding restaurant. Their weekly specials remain excellent, backed by a serious regular menu. And the weekly wine special is always a treat. All in all a great experience.

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Thank Tom C
Reviewed 4 days ago

My number one favorite for everyday and special occasions. Bar Best. Menu unequaled. Service over the top. The best of the best.

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Thank richs879
Reviewed 4 days ago

The best original restaurant in Decatur. I have been a frequent customer since the doors opened many years ago. The 2 best meals in Atlanta are at Cafe Lily! Pinchitos and stuffed filet. Can not be beat anywhere! Try them.

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Thank abstonje
Reviewed 4 days ago

Inventive, quality food and a great wine selection! Great Service! We love this place and always eat at Cafe Lily's when we are in town! I highly recommend it!

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Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 4 days ago

The best thing about this restaurant besides the excellent food is that the acoustics are great & you can have intimate conversation without excessive background noise.Very relaxing.

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Thank sshrich
Reviewed 4 days ago

Relaxing bistro type atmosphere with delightful customer service and staff. The food at Café Lily is lovely and delicious! One of favorite places!

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Thank Julia M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cafe Lily is my favorite restaurant in Decatur. The service is consistently good as is the food. Our favorite entrees are the lamb pinchitos and the ornothenia souvlaki and the lemon sponge cake is a light but delicious dessert.

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Susan L
October 18, 2017|
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Response from JuanitoK | Reviewed this property |
They have many selections marked GF
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garybov
February 23, 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
November 15, 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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