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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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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 days ago

Had a party of 11, service was fast but not rushed. Food was delicious and the staff was very nice and took the time to explain the specials and the menu. We will be back.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant had an extensive menu of Middle East food as well as pasta and seafood dishes. Service was quick and the staff accommodating. I had the Mezze Sampler and it was a very tasty selection. Really good grilled bread and tomato dill soup.

Thank f0cus0nsmiles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had two meal interactions: a graduation celebration dinner and a two-only anniversary dinner. Both were excellent meals. The first time, graduation, some of our guests made our group late, but management found a way to adjust to let us proceed, even on a...More

Thank A6990AArobertj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent! Feeling guilty. Definitely will return. Wish our waiter told us more about their specials and signature dishes like the waitress next table.

Thank Therese L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very upscale. Moderately expensive with an eclectic mix of menu options. Some of the specials were Monkfish, beef short ribs. Soup was shrimp bisque. However, we started with a charcuterie board that was wonderful- my son’s favorite!! The chorizo was not very good to me-...More

Thank SailingNP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us had reservations on a Saturday night. We were seated immediately. One of our party has been dealing with after effects of tongue cancer. She explained her situation to our waitress; no pepper, nothing acidic, nothing spicy. Gor s restsurant known for their...More

Thank Mountaineer4ever
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Amazing flavorful food and pleasant and knowledgeable server. Very relaxing atmosphere.Must try Italian coffee! Great experience as Vegetarians too!

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Thank tinicr
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Lovely neighborhood venue, great service, and a way to have a healthier meal, with far better wine and cocktails, before heading over to Eddie's for some music.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

In the heart of Decatur, Lily's has been around for a long time. My favorite dish is their crab cake salad. Lily's is a good place to meet a friend for lunch or dinner. Parking is limited although more is available on the side street...More

Thank William D
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Café Lily is the perfect place for a delicious affordable lunch and an elegant dinner. I love the Mediterranean cuisine. The tomato dill soup is outstanding and the grilled salmon is my favorite--always grilled to perfection. Great wine selections and desserts. Many gluten free and...More

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Susan L
19 October 2017|
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Response from JuanitoK | Reviewed this property |
They have many selections marked GF
24 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
16 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
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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