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City Cafe

101 1st Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-2305
+1 256-353-9719
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (14 reviews)
“fried okra” (3 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
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American, Cafe
101 1st Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-2305
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Reviews (45)
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

I stopped in for a quick lunch by myself! I asked the waitress what would be good, nothing heavy just a light sandwich. She recommended the BLT. She was right! It was delicious! Atmosphere was very cheery and welcoming! Will have to take family next...More

Thank Sheri T
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Have done lunch at CC several times, on different days and have always found the food to be well done and quickly served. The cabbage is good, the cornbread is sweet, the meats were all well prepared. Only down side is from noon to one...More

Thank Fred W
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Wow - going into City Cafe, you gotta know its gonna be good just by the big crowd they have for lunch every day. I ordered the meat and 3 and wish I had ordered 3 helpings of the fried okra alone. It was just...More

Thank SandraBurroughs
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

City Cafe's Southern roots began in 1933 serving the city locals. Since their beginning they've grown over the years. Now it's not just the city locals that come, but people from out of state are making their way to this family restaurant. The food is...More

1  Thank antares0001
Reviewed 26 June 2017

A Gem of a restaurant / café! found the City Café through TripAdvisor and we are so glad we did. We were there for Breakfast! Atmosphere brought about the true small town feel! Knew when we came through the front doors this place was going...More

Thank Eric T
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Great Breakfast and even better lunch. I love the chicken and dressing. This is the perfect place if you're looking to get your soul food fix!

Thank mexilovee
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Love this place! As my niece would say this food is the bum.com, It is excellent and we adore Steve and his team(Shelly).Everyone is just friendly and kind. Yummy yummy!!!!!!! Shay

1  Thank SMASON827
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My wife and I have visited City Café many times and if you are looking for great home style cooking you have found the right place. We have always visited at lunch and the daily choices are excellent. You will also want to try the...More

1  Thank O3958KQlarrya
Reviewed 20 February 2017

First time to visit and was very happy withe food. Chicken and dressing was great also the yams and okra was also very good and th banana pudding was a 10.

Reviewed 13 February 2017

You know a place is good when they are only open for breakfast and lunch and filled to capacity the entire time.

Thank ms_sarcasm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 1st Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-2305
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 256-353-9719
Local in the downtown section of Decatur
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