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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%
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“brunch” (31 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

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I eat here regularly and I always enjoy the food. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. I always receive good recommendations.

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Mediterranean food with good beer and wine choices. Plenty of meat and fish, but also vegetarian and vegan options on the menu, and more they're willing to do upon request. Atmosphere is nice enough for a big night out / special event dinner.

Thank 179laraw
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We have been dining at Café Lily for many years and it's consistently 5 out of 5 stars. From the level of service by the wait staff to the quality of the dishes, the experience never disappoints.

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Thank wp6254
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Cafe Lily is our Go-To place for out of town guests because the menu is so varied, the food is great and the service is generally terrific. Our waitress this night was less sociable than usual and screwed up a couple of things but the...More

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Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I love this place. Every time it’s another fantastic meal. There isn’t a bad item on the menu. I particularly love the filet, but the specials are usually incredible and the wine list is awesome! Highly recommend Cafe Lily!

Thank Carlos M
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Not often do I find a restaurant that has it all, but, tonight, I did. From the first moment of our arrival our server, Amelia, was attentive and knowledgeable. She was friendly but professional which is the perfect combination in my estimation. There were four...More

Thank elllen1301
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Fairly intimate but enough elbow room. Varied menu and range of prices. Business associate from out of town and most impressed.

Thank Jeanne W
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Questions & Answers
Susan L
19 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
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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