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Cafe 4

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4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430 (Union Avenue)
+1 865-544-4144
07:00 - 21:30
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Sun 09:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:30
Fri 07:00 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kaley was a dream to work with for the team event. The Square room was a great local place to celebrate a week long swim conference meet. Food was excellent, set up looked great, seating very comfortable, service was helpful and pleasant; overall a wonderful experience for the swimmers, families, and staff.

Thank Leann B
Berea, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was phenomenal and the prices were not bad. My husband and I couldn't finish our plates because there was so much food. It was probably the best cheeseburger I've ever had and it was cooked perfectly. The sweet potato fries were delicious. My husband's meatloaf was not what he was expecting but he said it was better and... More 

Thank mommypennylane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat sat out on the patio enjoying the weather while waiting for our food. The waiter offered to turn on heat bulbs located above our individual table during our stay. I got the GF burger and sweet potato fries and loved my meal. Everything was fresh and delicious.

Thank Darcy M
Elkhorn City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first dinner date. The atmosphere and the meal have made this a very special place for me and my husband. The food is good every time and the service is too. It's so special to us that my husband purchased a painting of it for Valentines Day. It's a great place to start!

Thank Bonda M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I love to come here because we can order our food downstairs at the bar/serving area and take it upstairs to eat. They keep changing the seating upstairs but it's still fun and usually (when we've gone) a pretty quiet spot. Sometimes there have been couches and chairs but most recently tables and chairs. I guess more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gathered with a few friends on a Saturday afternoon and we decided to eat from the brunch menu. The menu had typical brunch items however each had a bit of a twist. Eggs benedict on a biscuit with link sausage instead of usual English muffin and Canadian bacon. It was quite pleasant to find this twist on the norm.

Thank Jeannine H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely adore this place. Everything is delicious especially the mac and cheese or the tomato soup and grilled cheese

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...This one was pretty good. Ordered the cheese steak. $10 and far too much for me to finish. Deserving of its distinctive place in the rankings of eateries in this vicinity. The menu is selective but ensures freshness. There's also a bakery which I was too stuffed to try so I have a reason to come back.

Thank rrjenkins
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner before attending a show Friday evening. Thankfully reservations were available when I checked Friday morning. I had the Aviation cocktail--two of them--and will order it again next visit. We had the warm pimento cheese appetizer, a mistake since there were only two of us, but we'll order it when we have more people, since... More 

Thank KayeW1
Crane Hill, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for brunch. Chicken and waffle, egg Benedict, scramble platter and Tennnessee cheesesteak. Everyone was pleased. Waitress blamed bartender for one drink slow to come out. This was I necessary since we never complained. Very large place but good atmosphere.

Thank Carol B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?