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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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“cupcakes” (48 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our second time here for dinner and it did not fail us . Excellent selection of food , great service and wonderful staff. The only down side was a 1 hour wait on a cold December night ( we did not reserve ahead...More

Thank Ajithsworld
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe 4 is one of our favorite stops. Food is consistently tasty. Atmosphere is lively and interesting. Service is friendly. This trip was lunch. Salads are fresh and generous. Nice selection of sandwiches. We will be back.

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe 4 has an interesting and diverse menu. Their food is fantastic with large portions and is reasonably priced. Our server was either new or overwhelmed so we didn't see him much and had to wait a long time to order, get the check, etc....More

Thank Kimberlyep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened upon Cafe 4 while strolling downtown Knoxville and stopped in for lunch. The service was excellent as was the food and the atmosphere was very pleasant. We opted for outside seating and enjoyed the activity on the square while ate our lunch. I...More

Thank FlyfisherAlan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopping while on a bus tour, checked out the table next to us with four BIG football type guys, and all had the Chicken-n-waffles, well that seems like a good recomendation, so I had the same. Oh, so good! What a smart choice!Wife had a...More

Thank Gary U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great table outside on the square for breakfast. A little pricey, but its expected for the location. Food and service is well worth a visit.

Thank Erik S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much on leaving reviews, but every now and then I’m moved to act. This place is located in downtown, ( went on a Saturday and walked through a really cool Farmer’s Market on the way to ) hip, with a relaxed atmosphere, has obviously...More

Thank TravlinDamo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe 4 is located in the center of all the activity. It's nice inside and the staff is friendly and professional. My husband was pleased with his salad, but my shrimp and grits was disappointing. There was way too much grease in the dish. You...More

Thank OrindaLady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What did 11 of us from Nashville need after two full days of winning tennis in Knoxville? A great restaurant with amazing ambience and food that was just incredible. That is Cafe 4. Special thanks to Rachel for great service!

Thank BeachWoman7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met friends for dinner on a Monday night. Restaurant was about 75% full. Ordered the half price burger special. Cooked perfectly and was very tasty. Others had the Mac and cheese dish, which was also very good. Service was fine. Nice evening ambiance, a bit...More

Thank David L
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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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