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14045 Midland Rd, Poway, CA 92064-3959
+1 858-486-3415
07:00 - 16:00
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San Diego, California
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I love this little coffee place, the new owners are great and always very cheerful. Coffee and food is very well prepared, I love to be able to help the small business when they do a good job. If you stop by on saturday you can also go and walk around the farmers market is very nice too.

Thank ianineska
Murrieta, California
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565 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We stopped by Café Lily after visiting Old Poway Park. We mostly wanted coffee and something light to eat. The owner of the café greeted us and offered to make me any kind of wrap I wanted. I ordered my favorite cheese with some veggies and a delicious dressing. The coffee was very good and the place was cool and... More 

Thank Alexandra T
N, California
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I needed to meet a cousin in this area and found Cafe Lily on Google. Relaxed, friendly service. Had a generous sized curry chicken salad and my cuz had a turkey melt. Both were good and my hot mocha was perfect and artistic. I was excited to find this very cute little street in Old Poway, with intriguing shops and... More 

Thank fostemom
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Love this cafe. Met the new owners. Love their new additions. Waffles, spinach lentil soup and that cheese cake is to die for. Also the fact that they have an area for kids to play while enjoying the food. Love the feel of family. A must visit when you re in Poway.

Thank jowaylv
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2014

After seeing a number of good reviews on this restaurant, my friends and I decided to try it for breakfast. Food and beverages were mediocre. Service was terrible. Utensils were in an unmarked drawer and I wasted 5 minutes trying to find them. It was small and very unimpressive. Needless to say, we won't be going back again.

Thank sisterreunion
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014

I read the previous reviews and decided to go there with a group of friends for breakfast. I'm not sure we were at the same restaurant based on the previous reviews and our experience. The breakfast menu consists of 4 bagel choices and one other. Inside there is one big table, two tables that can seat 4+ and maybe three... More 

Thank Lyn K
Level Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

I came here with my parents who are notoriously picky eaters. We all loved this place. My mom had the BLT and she says that it was a great size, the bacon wasn't burnt and she felt like she was having lunch in somebody's home. She also loved the artwork in the restroom. My dad had the tuna salad and... More 

1 Thank Robert K
Poway, California
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014

You are in for a tasty treat at this cute café/bakery. They serve a variety of delicious baked good, sandwiches and ethnic dishes. They are very supportive of Poway Community!

1 Thank JohnandLyndaI
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2014

The food is excellant. I have taken people to Cafe Lily 3 times and each time the food and service was excellant! The sandwiches are so big I cannot eat more than half! Well worth the $.

1 Thank JAE2010
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
201 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2013

i am in LOVE with this place! i learned about this place through groupon and i am now hooked. i got an iced mocha and hot turkey panini and everything was great! the cafe itself so quaint and warm i could have stayed there all day. this place is perfect!!!

1 Thank lilsnipper102

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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch
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Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14045 Midland Rd, Poway, CA 92064-3959
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Poway
  • Phone Number: +1 858-486-3415

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?