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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” (72 reviews)
“cupcakes” (48 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 5 days ago via mobile

Something for everyone! Food was great, servings were huge (we over ordered) and the Old Fashioned’s were the best I’ve had! Recipe for the cherries please! Chase was our server and was so great despite being very busy! Go, you won’t regret it!

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for brunch on a Saturday afternoon and was accommodated at the outside sitting area. Food was fast, fresh and affordable. Restaurant had some vegan and vegetarian options and my husband had the fish tacos and said they were wonderful. I enjoyed my meal and...More

Thank grandfemdem
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would actually rate this restaurant a 4.7. The food was fantastic! The environment was reasonable. If you had to wait, they had a great waiting area upstairs. Service was a bit slow. However, the place was packed. And, given this fact, it was rather...More

Thank Tarynn W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the outdoor seating with the view of market square. Food and service is very good. Great wine choice.

Thank Glenda C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 16 Of us for dinner and they were very accommodating to get us tables even though it was really crowded. I personally had the shrimp and grits and it was incredible. Everybody else really enjoyed your meal. The restaurant had an incredible service...More

Thank Fun_IT_Guy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch and enjoyed one of the wait staff’s cocktail recommendations, Caught in the Rain. It’s what they call a Shrub, with the red wine, vinegar and sugar base brewed in house 48 to 72 hours before infusing it with various flavours and...More

Thank Dawneen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for dinner one night during a conference. I can't say enough wonderful things about this place. We did have to wait a bit to get in, but it was worth it! I got the lobster flatbread and the PeachRita Shrub cocktail. Both were...More

Thank Brenda W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a warm Tuesday night, we went to Market Square to listen to jazz and picked Cafe 4 for dinner. It was very busy, but we were seated immediately and our waiter greeted us early and often. We weren't in a hurry, and you can't...More

Thank fhayward2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wonderful outdoor patio setting! Inside is nice as well. Food is very consistent, good and well priced. The pimento cheese dip is so good!!

Thank ttmayes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Cafe 4. They have great food here. The tomato soup with grilled cheese is the best rainy day food ever. Chicken and waffles are yummy too. I've had almost everything here and never been disappointed.

Thank kelly j
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Sam K
5 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
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, 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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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