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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%
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“brunch” (76 reviews)
“cupcakes” (50 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food is very good. Meatloaf was heavenly. OK wine list. Very good service. You will have a nice meal and a nice evening at this restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank aaronm243
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I, and our dog, were in Knoxville for the afternoon. It was rainy and a little chilly but we decided to see if any of the restaurants in Market Square had heaters on their patios. Luckily Cafe 4 did, and also had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JanL230
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as a pit stop on the trip from Nashville to Asheville. I’m a little biased because it is owned by my coworker’s brother, but we found it to be excellent! I had the fried green tomato and bacon sandwich (heavenly), and my step...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Erinrsanta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently a group of 6 couples had dinner at Cafe 4. The food was absolutely horrible and so was the service. It was a Saturday night and the noise level was so bad we had trouble hearing each other across the table. If you plan...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank James B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow who would have thought somewhere whick sounds more like an afternoon coffee stop would do such nice food. Great menus. Friendly staff and great atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gregorious77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food choice for Adults and Children we always enjoy our meal when we visit. Only issue we ever had was with a rude hostess othereise our visits have been exceptional.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Service was very nice, and helpful and knowledgeable. Brunch menu was so good we had a hard time picking, but I got the veg. Benny, which is weird bc I am not a vegetarian! But I liked the ingredients for it, and it was exceptional!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DeniseBeth
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Pleasant late afternoon, K & I settled in for light dinner and excellent people watching. Service was very good (thanks, Zeth) and the Caesar salad was great. Then the burger. Recalled fondly from previous visits but was not to be tonight. Server carefully took instructions...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank centaur41
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We went with a party of ten and they were very accommodating. Great location in Market Square and good food.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank brooketerry083
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Visited for brunch with some out of town friends. They have a great selection, the service is great, and the food was very tasty! Looking forward to trying lunch and dinner some time soon.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jaybird2137
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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
US$ 10 - US$ 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, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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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