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Cafe 4

4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
+1 865-544-4144
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (54 reviews)
“truffle fries” (25 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:30All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my second trip to Cafe 4 (first was a visit in 2015) and they continue to be an outstanding dining experience. My wife and I were visiting friends in Knoxville and I was delighted when they suggested Cafe 4 as our destination for...More

Thank papercut1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent food. Great service and atmosphere Right in the heart of downtown Knoxville. A must to check out.

Thank Q7879HBlindah
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I love to eat at Cafe 4 it has a great story behind it and the food is excellent! The outdoor dining is special because you can people watch as you eat. Go early because they are popular.

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thisrestaurant is on Markeet Square. It has outdoor seating and an interesting inside space. Them neu is not huge but includes lots of elections. The Lobster BLT is great. Served on a thin crust pizza dough with lots of lobster. The huevos ranchero was good...More

Thank james k
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and great service. Signature cocktails enjoyed by entire party. Noisy! Crowded - Make a reservation. Will go back.

Thank Edward R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and atmosphere are wonderful. The cost of the food is even better....everything we had was delicious!

Thank dmgckb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for brunch on our way out of town. Everything was wonderful. Enjoyed sitting outside people watching.

Thank Ssteffeyrn
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is excellent if a bit pricey. It ranks as one of the best restaurants on Knoxville's market square. Parking is a little sparse and you have to walk to the restaurant, but worth the exercise.

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great. Service is very good. The problem is if you are in a group, it is really hard to carry on a conversation. It is VERY loud inside. When weather permits, it's great to sit outside; but even at that, there are...More

Thank james w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband, 5 year old and I ate dinner here on a Thursday night while stopping in Knoxville for the night. The restaurant had a lively atmosphere and was busy but not on a wait. My son especially enjoyed his dinner as he had a...More

Thank Annabelle4595
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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
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
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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