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Cafe 4

4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
+1 865-544-4144
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (62 reviews)
“cupcakes” (50 reviews)
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7:00 am - 10:30 pmAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Delicious food, great service and on Market Square! We had the pimento cheese and naan bread appetizer to start and it was delicious! The tomato bisque soup was also perfection. I highly recommend this meal for a date night or with friends.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved walking to Cafe 4 from our nearby hotel. We went around 5:30 on a Thursday night, and it was quiet, but filled up quickly after we were seated. Cozy space with excellent and attentive waitstaff. We tried the green fried tomatoes (excellent), chicken &...More

Thank Ecospan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First-time visitors to downtown Knoxville. Café 4 was recommended by our hotel. We went for lunch and had a good time. Excellent shrimp and grits and a good salad with salmon and beets. As others have said, it's a little loud but the service is...More

Thank MtDana2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good comfort food in a convenient downtown location. Not a huge menu, but something for everyone. They make a big deal about their Mac & Cheese, but we found it great her ordinary. Entrees and other items were delicious. Large selection of beers. Excellent service...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saturday morning brunch was yummy! We shared a mimosa bowl - it was fun! Ate so much food that I got my cupcake to-go. It was slightly crowded but not overly loud, which was great for chatting.

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located on Market Square in Downtown Knoxville, Cafe 4 offers great food at reasonable prices and a lovely dining experience (sidewalk cafe tables when weather permits). Desserts are exceptional - and a treat if you prefer coffee/tea and something sweet! The location, for those of...More

1  Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We haven eaten here a couple of times now. Greal location downtown. Food is excellent. Shrimp & grits, meatloaf, chicken & waffles, and to die for cupcakes for dessert. Service is top notch.

Thank TravelTN33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped for a glass of wine while I waited for an event to start. Bartender was friendly and helpful in keeping me informed about when the doors opened for the Square room in the back. It was beautifully decorated for the season.

Thank plawhorn
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We were looking for a vegetarian friendly place and managed to get a nice meals of sides at Cafe 4. The mac & cheese was excellent. Friendly staff, as usual in Tennessee. The space is well decorated but kind of loud.

Thank la_soeur_warner
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Had an excellent meal here with colleague. I had the shrimp & grits - very good. My colleague had the strawberry salad & filet mignon & he loved it. Place was very busy. A bit loud but worth a meal on square.

Thank Rich H
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Sam K
6 October 2015|
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Response from Tiamaria C | Reviewed this property |
They offer a full range of mixed drinks. They also offer specialty cocktails for every day of the week....they're very, very good!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
    (Union Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-544-4144
Cafe 4 entered the downtown scene almost a decade ago, truly becoming a pioneer in Knoxville's substantial urban revitalization. Unbelievable to those who have only seen Market Square in its enlivened state, downtown Knoxville was anything but desirable at the time of Cafe 4's founding. The restaurant was birthed from a desire to bring light to a dark place, and the transformation that has taken place since has been truly remarkable. The front doors open up to the restaurant and a cozy mezzanine bar that is frequented by coffee drinkers, cocktail lovers, conversationalists, and passers by. The back of the building is home of The Square Room, an elegant space used for concerts and events. Swing buy for a cupcake, a cup of locally roasted coffee, or have a seat at the cafe. You're sure to be greeted with southern hospitality and urban taste.
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