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Cafe 4

4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
+1 865-544-4144
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (62 reviews)
“cupcakes” (50 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting from out of town and made the easy walk from our hotel to meet a friend for brunch. The menu offered a wide variety of options. The fired green tomatoes were among the best I have ever eaten. Our server was extremely...More

Thank TGibbons3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants because everytime I go, it is so good!!! Always order the truffle parmesan fries. I love the fried green tomato sandwich as well! Good southern food.

Thank m4y2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at Cafe 4 for Sunday brunch for my mother’s 75th birthday celebration. It was fabulous. They gave us a room upstairs and our waitress was Lakyn and she was awesome! The food was delish and let me recommend the Punchbowl sangria for a...More

Thank Kimmtrentham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw several things on the menu I wanted to try but couldn't resist the chicken and waffles! Great dish, terrific service (a reminder to owners - great wait staff helps make the experience!). Can't wait to go back and try a few other things.

Thank Rdub56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my second visit to Cafe 4 and again, I was not disappointed. The menu is good and well-priced. The portions are big and filling. I had a grilled vegetable linguine and I really enjoyed it. I tried a dessert the other time, it...More

Thank Olga K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have the best food available on market square. I highly recommend the Mac and cheese! It does not disappoint.

Thank Jonathan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect place for a pre-theatre (the Square Room) dinner. Market Square is the place to go for restaurant choice. Food well made and substantial.

Thank Flight2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fine dining that's elegant and affordable. We decided to go with small plates and sides for variety's sake. The truffle fries with parmesan cheese and mac and cheese dish were among the best. Highly recommended. Local tip: If you're at DG&B to get beer, go...More

Thank Todd S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious real food, but I avoid going there because the dining room is painfully noisy. If you can get a seat outside (in nice weather, of course) then by all means, go!

1  Thank Clare B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We planned a pre-theater dinner at a tried and true eatery in Knoxville and Cafe 4 did not disappoint. Anniversary as well. 2 of the 4 of us gave in to the mac and cheese (a signature dish) with lobster. Comfort food. All enjoyed their...More

Thank DbleDoc
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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, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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