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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“cured salmon” (10 reviews)
“calamari” (33 reviews)
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Italian, French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
308 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Suite B, Decatur, GA 30030-2435
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is not an easy restaurant to locate. However, the food was outstanding. We both had the French onion soup which was the soup of the night. I had the butternut squash ravioli and she had the seafood pasta. We both had half servings and...More

Thank jomjr6
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

All around excellent experience. Wait staff is very professional and friendly. Food is excellent. Seafood pasta, chicken parm, squash ravioli. Highly recommended.

Thank Sharknado
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent dining experience at Cafe Lily last night. The atmosphere is very nice & cozy. It's not too noisy so we were able to talk to our friends. The menu has a nice assortment of dishes. I was in the mood for...More

Thank StevenHScher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular locally. Extensive, somewhat eclectic menu with daily specials. Good wine list. Very knowledgeable servers with good service. Parking can be a little challenge, but street parking is free after 6 and county parking lot one block behind is free after hours.

Thank Stevedec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have never been disappointed at Cafe Lily, but we have often been delighted. The food is always delicious and beautifully served. The service is prompt, friendly and professional. We have enjoyed many celebrations at this fine establishment.

Thank Alice J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i was with my friend on visiting to our clients and looking for good restaurants and found cafe lily one of them. overall it was good especially the food was really good.

Thank Dexter M
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Had a party of 7 recently and the quality of the food and the service was excellent. Also, making a reservation was uneventful and not a lengthy process. Finally, I left my lucky hat and called the next day and the owner assured me that...More

Thank Frieda P
Reviewed 12 December 2017

I just had the most delicious dinner with excellent wine but the best part was our waiter, Adam. Adam made excellent recommendations, for the salads, entrees, and desserts. He was extremely personal and attentive in just the right amount. Cafe Lily is a delightful place...More

Thank Begley
Reviewed 16 November 2017

I just cannot resist the Café Lily version of Eggs Benedict -- Uova d'Antonio. In-house rum-cured salmon (like lochs) is the flavor-maker! See the photo. I drool just looking at the photo and remembering the taste. Pair it wait some aromatic medium roast Lavazza coffee....More

Thank Bruce A
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Took out of town guests to Cafe Lily last night. Every one had a different entree and all were excellent. Service was very good nice atmosphere. Exceptional Zinfandel wine list otherwise wine list was adequate. All in all a very enjoyable meal.

Thank sasob3149
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Questions & Answers
Susan L
18 October 2017|
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Response from JuanitoK | Reviewed this property |
They have many selections marked GF
23 February 2016|
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
Mary G F
15 November 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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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