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Cafe 4

4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
+1 865-544-4144
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 3 days ago via mobile

There are so many good eateries in Market Square that it would be easy to disregard the tried and true establishments like Cafe 4. But on my recent girlfriends expedition downtown for a show, we chose to eat at Cafe 4, and the service and...More

Thank Cindy D
Reviewed 3 days ago

We liked the food and it was good but a bit pricey, maybe due to it being located on Market Square. Waitress so/so, asked if we wanted bread but never brought.

Thank TNDauksch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe 4 offers seasonal menus for its patrons. From usual choices of Mac and cheese, burgers and sandwiches to fantastic appetizers and salads. The uniquely designed interiors creates an urban oasis in a historically renovated building on Market Square. One of the best steaks I've...More

Thank designerofhotels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seated immediately, Eric our waiter was excellent! He brought a hinged cork bottle of flat water (no charge) and poured us two glasses. However there was no ice. If you want ice you have to request it. We knew it was going to...More

Thank magic_carpets
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our only complaint was that we had a reservation but still had to wait about ten minutes. BTW, there is minimal space for waiting inside, but Market Square is huge and they will text you if the wait is long. It was a busy night...More

Thank traines51 .
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is one of the best cafes I've been to. The bloody Mary bar is phenomenal. So many choices. We were there for lunch and it was busy, but the service was great. The food choices are eclectic. Everything we ordered was wonderful.

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had reservations, which was a good thing.. very busy for a week night.. offers patio seating, which is nice. Our waiter was terrific and food promptly served. Everyone enjoyed the meal.. we ordered Pimento cheese dip.. . Ans had hamburgers, salads, and mac n...More

Thank becca83-TN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice quiet spot to enjoy your breakfast and coffee in Market Square. Great decor inside, indoor or outside seating

Thank allenmcgreevy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fantastic and a nice dining area outside. Great place to meet friends or just meet people. Different foods to choose from on the menu that are different from the average restaurant.

Thank maughanm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No, Knoxville is not the low country exactly—it's in the foothills of the glorious Smokies. But tucked in the historic, lively Market Square area downtown, Cafe 4 is cooking up some great Southern cuisine, including my wonderful Low Country Shrimp and Grits, straight outta South...More

Thank Elizabeth103
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Sam K
What kind of mixed drinks do they offer? I'm not much of a beer drinker.
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
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.