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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” (73 reviews)
“cupcakes” (48 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 10:30 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

Stopped in on a beautiful Saturday morning during the Farmer's Market which made it quite busy. We checked in, and they alerted us by text when our table was ready so that we could continue to enjoy the market. The food was good and came...More

Thank MissBehavior81
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cause style, light and windows galore, parking is best effort. Southern and casual fare for all taste buds. Good for al occasions and being in Market Square lets you roam around or simply do some people watching

Thank 1004Charlie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were lucky to visit on a Friday, the only day they serve fish chips. So delicious! Great service and great food. The tortilla soup (ask for extra lime and sliced fresh avocado) is a gastronomical delight!

Thank Travelsindiinero
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was delicious and delightful! EXCELLENT service even though it was swarming with people. Highly recommend reservations! Best Manhattans I’ve ever had (and that’s saying something!) The blackened scallops with cheesy grits and lobster sauce were THE BOMB... I wanted to lick the plate....More

Thank acino1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I tried a new dish for me and was thrilled. The roasted Brussels sprouts, glazed carrots, and pecan crusted salmon was out of the world good. Highly recommended.

Thank NikeofNargothrond
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to have a quick bite and a nice drink after walking around Knoxville. Try the green fried tomatoes with goat cheese they are very different and full of flavor. Bloody Mary very good!!!

Thank rafcama57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over the years Cafe 4 is always consistently good- never been disappointed. Love the ambience inside & on patio, good service and delicious food that is not the Knoxville standard fare.

Thank Sheila L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked around Market Square before deciding this had the best atmosphere for outdoor seating. It was about noon on Sunday and we were seated right away. Our food came very quickly. I ordered the breakfast sandwich on a croissant, requesting the egg be cooked...More

Thank Allison G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location. Great service by David H., he was very attentive and helpful with suggestions from the menu. Excellent food.

Thank Tina J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant. The food is excellent as is the service. A small outside seating area is perfect for those great weather days.

Thank Tim G
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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