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The Cafe at Cakes & Ale

Café, Bakery, and Coffee Shop$$$$
Downtown Decatur, Decatur
  • The folks at AJC and Creative Loafing Atlanta like this place. Would you agree?
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  • Elizabeth C.
    "And the 50cent cookie at lunch was the perfect way to finish lunch!"(2 Tips)
    "seasonal grain bowl rotates"(2 Tips)
    Taylor S.
    "Great dessert options and nice place to work"(9 Tips)
    Kaleb S.
    "Perfect for coffee and a pastry."(5 Tips)
27 Tips and reviews
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  • Jack D.
    Jack DanielNovember 5, 2016
    Have a coffee and a piece of cake!!
  • Elysia
    ElysiaMay 31, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The arancini from their snack menu, which is available after 2:30pm, is soo good.
  • Elysia
    ElysiaMay 31, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    They do a free wine tasting 3-5pm on Saturdays.
  • Jihyun O.
    Jihyun OhJune 20, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Counter Culture Coffee and cheddar+ scones - a perfect way to start the day! Of course, everything at Cakes & Ale and the Bakery is delicious. Also delicious is the London Fog.
  • Taylor S.
    Taylor StephensonMay 15, 2015
    Very nice people. Great dessert options and nice place to work
  • Chris K.
    Chris KonecnyMay 8, 2015
    Need place to sit and work. Great pour over coffee. Salads are heavily dressed so get on side
  • AtlantaFoodie
    AtlantaFoodieFebruary 26, 2015
    If you prefer tea over coffee, I highly recommend the London Fog (Earl Grey latte with a bit of lavender syrup).
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    There's an unmistakable warming comfort in the tagine brought on by the intoxicating play of cumin, fennel, coriander and peppers. Read more
  • AJC
    AJCAugust 1, 2014
    Though far from vegetarian, the menu lets vegetables in season call the shots and determine the flavors in nearly every dish. Read more
  • Lee L.
    Lee LeonardJanuary 11, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Can you say "ham & cheese croissants" just like Homer Simpsons says "doughnuts?"
  • Kaleb S.
    Kaleb SwansonDecember 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect for coffee and a pastry.
  • Corvez B.
    Corvez BurkeOctober 12, 2013
    Gnoche cheesecake and mudslide cookies.
  • Melina B.
    Melina B.June 2, 2013
    Apparently no longer open on Sundays although this information is nowhere to be found. Thanks a lot!
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    The lunch-only grain bowl made CL's 100 Dishes to eat before you die, and with an ever-changing composition of honest goodness it's easy to see why. Read more
  • Hector A.
    Hector AmadorFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This place rocks. The service is great and the staff is awesome.
  • Sonia H.
    Sonia HSeptember 25, 2012
    If you like peanut butter, getting The Nutter will not let you down!
  • Hector A.
    Hector AmadorAugust 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The place is great, clean. The quality of the menu is obvious, and the staff is friendly, knowledgeable,and very polite.
  • Elizabeth C.
    Elizabeth ChoiMay 31, 2012
    The pastrami, pepper jelly panini is amazing!!! And the 50cent cookie at lunch was the perfect way to finish lunch! Definitely recommend this place! :)
  • Nikki R.
    Nikki RApril 29, 2012
    The "better" chai is fantastic!
  • Diana B.
    Diana BaldwinApril 22, 2012
    Bloody Mary is worth a try. Very spicy.
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Starting April 15 2012, The Bakery is expanding its offerings with a Sunday brunch. Read more
  • rj v.
    rj valeoApril 14, 2012
    50 cent cookie with lunch is the bomb. Def a 2 dollar cookie. :$
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Creative Loafing AtlantaFebruary 8, 2012
    The sandwich cookie: perhaps God's greatest baked creation. Forget Oreos. Read more
  • Ebony H.
    Ebony H.December 1, 2011
    Try the egg nog macaroons...Awesome:)
  • Carl B.
    Carl BlackOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Enjoy free WiFi with password cakesandale
    savoryexposure.comOctober 1, 2011
    The seasonal grain bowl rotates often and is quite filling, even for a carnivore
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BarrAugust 31, 2011
    Get the appenzeller, arugula, butter, and pepper jelly grilled baguette.
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