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Cakes and Ale Restaurant and Bar

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155 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030-3338
+1 404-377-7994
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Southworth, Washington
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Welcoming atmosphere, excellent fresh food, seasonal, local menu, delicious bakery, knowledgeable servers and bar staff

Thank catinsouthworth
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

The food was excellent, I can not fault it. Our waitress was lovely and very easily to talk to. However there was 6 of us and we ordered 4 starters and only three came out. After 15 minutes I had to ask for the fourth. The mains came out all together. We then ordered dessert, coffee and an extra glass... More 

Thank Heyworth82
Brussels, Belgium
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

The food is satisfying and creative at the same time. The quality is excellent and the flavours are fine and well thought through. What is really outstanding though is the service. Our group posed a number of complex dietary requirements, which were handled with respect, precision and creativity by an exceptional waiter. Example: I asked for strawberry lemonade, as I... More 

Thank Stefanos K
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

I had heard rave reviews of this place. We went in for cocktails and desserts for a bachelorette party. There were only 6 of us. Service was slow and slightly rude. The cocktails were very expensive for what they were, if I pay that much I want to be amazed. The desserts were the same for me - they tasted... More 

Thank Audrey L
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Food is fresh and delicious with interesting vegetarian selections and traditional dishes served in new ways. Superb quality.

Thank Mark R
Decatur, Georgia
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324 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

One of my favorite places to eat in downtown Decatur. Food and service are always excellent. Parking can be an issue, but it's well worth the time and expense.

Thank Westgalady
Atlanta, Georgia
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243 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Words cant express how much we enjoyed going to the Cafe! We showed up after getting married and wanted to do a champagne toast. The manager put three tables together to accommodate us. We had glasses to toast, ordered the rest of a half white cake, which they brought a large cutting knife for us to take photos with. We... More 

Thank JmPOW
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

We only have experience eating on the dessert side of this restaurant, but if the main restaurant is anything like this side, it will be well worth it. I had the lemon cake with fresh blueberries. It was wonderfully fresh and light. My husband had the flourless chocolate cake and my daughter had the almond cake with mascarpone. They both... More 

Thank Dinoannp
Decatur, Georgia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

This is one of our Decatur staples. The food is always great...love the apps and dinner. We usually don't think the deserts are as interesting as the food. The cocktail menu is always good, as well. Have tried the whole trout several times...it is good, but we have done it now and moved on to other dishes. It is almost... More 

Thank VioletBeck
Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

This is the kind of place you can recommend to major foodies, movies stars, and NYC sophisticates. Great chef, fabulous mixed drinks, and a wine list to die for. Its pricey but you get what you pay for in this in demand restaurant in Decatur.

Thank arttourist999

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
American, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030-3338
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 404-377-7994
A "true foodie find" in Downtown Decatur, chef-owner Billy Allin's American "separates itself" from the usual culinary scene with "fresh", "vivacious" food that "epitomizes the farm-to-table movement", plus "unrivaled" cocktails in a refined, "unassuming" setting.

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