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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
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Stockbridge, GA
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232 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Lily's signature dish Pinchitos is a succulent stroke of genius. Comprised of white sweet potatoes, green beans, seasoned grilled lamb tenderloin, salsa verde, and topped with manchego cheese. I found the white sweet potatoes perfectly balanced the mildly spicy salsa verde, while the green beans added a refreshing burst of flavor. Furthermore, the lamb tenderloin is divine, adding a... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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153 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joined four friends for dinner, and the service was attentive. The food was delicious. I had Gigantes Beans salad, which was fresh and flavorful, with Scallops and risotto. Everything was delicious, and no desert. Very good wine selection.

Thank Janiceboo
Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been here twice and have been lucky enough to have had Caimin as our server both times. She is incredible; friendly, knowledgeable, quick and with a great smile! We love coming to Cafe Lily because of the fantastic food but Caimin has really made our experiences unforgettable.

Thank Adriana P
Lilburn, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Good food, excellent server. We will be back and bring others with us. Portions were just right. Thanks

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Thank realtorlonnie
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The staff was very attentive and professional! I had a preconceived notion, that since I was not a regular, I would be treated with less care, but to the contrary, the service was impeccable! I enjoyed the food as well, I would definitely recommend the calamari...to die for...

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Darien, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is an excellent restaurant, offering the three things we all crave as foodies: creative and tasty food, friendly and competent service, and a pleasing comfortable decor. The food/drink: the menu is varied with a strong Mediterranean emphasis. The server recommended scallops over risotto and it was excellent. My daughter ordered a salmon special and ate the entire thing (unusual... More 

Thank arthurx709
Johns Creek, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Cafe Lily is has a casual classy venue that's been in the heart of Decatur for years. Although it is a long drive for me, I have always found it worth the drive. The chef(s) are always accommodating if I am not feeling up to some ingredient or another because the dishes are always prepped to order. Sometimes I dial... More 

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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, Greek, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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?