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Cafe 4

4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
+1 865-544-4144
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (72 reviews)
“cupcakes” (50 reviews)
Opens in 11 min
7:00 am - 10:30 pm Hours
American, Cafe, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped here on our way home to Birmingham from Washington DC. What a great place! It was a Monday night so they were having $5 burgers and half price beer. We couldn't pass up this bargain! In addition we had the Fried Green Tomatoes...More

Thank ilymom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a mouth watering Monday. The $5 burger special is a deal. The burger was so fresh. Cooked perfectly. The fries were tasty. The Clockwork Orange is a super refreshing cocktail. Restaurant is clean. Staff is wonderful. Alyssa was top notch. My only criticism is...More

Thank Samuel H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter, her boyfriend, and I went to brunch on a cold rainy April morning. There were many choices for brunch, and I chose the eggs benedict with lobster crab cake and fresh fruit. It was very good. My daughter had chicken and waffles which...More

Thank Martha C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the area and where the restaurant was located. Went their with my daughter and wife after a tour of UTenn for lunch. Food was great. We all got some version of the Mac & Cheese and their salad was good too. Decent price...More

Thank rallen1820
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was wonderful - fried green tomatoes and lobster mac 'n cheese were perfect. Service was excellent. Sat at a nice table outside to enjoy some people watching in the square. Overall an excellent dining experience - at a very reasonable price.

Thank Suespj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my 4 girls here for my youngest's 15th birthday as it is her favorite restaurant in Knoxville. I had the filet, mashed potatoes and carrots.....excellent....red velvet cake cupcake is absolutely the best I've ever had....the creme cheese icing is positively perfect with a balance...More

Thank sanman54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service prompt and friendly without overdoing the friendly part. Food was excellent - loved everything. Best steak I've had in ages.

Thank mpaulley451
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Market Square Knoxville is a fun place and Cafe 4 is wonderful. Enjoyed a wonderful Easter brunch. Choose breakfast foods which were cooked perfectly, tasted great and large portions . Our waiter was very pleasant and polite. Had no background or experience with the area...More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a beautiful evening in Knoxville, so we stopped at Cafe 4 for a glass of wine before our reservation at another local restaurant. Service was fine and we moved on to the restaurant where we had a dinner reservation. As soon as we...More

1  Thank ourspringbreak16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very impressed last time I went to Cafe 4. Got Fish Tacos and Lobster Mac n Cheese and it was killer.

Thank Halocrow
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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, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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