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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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American, Cafe, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ambience of this place kinda reminds me of a 80s dance bar... The food is good, reasonably priced and comes out fairly quick...

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 2 days ago

We looked at several options on Market Square and decided on Café 4. We were not disappointed. Nice atmosphere (if a little noisy), good food, friendly staff. We particularly enjoyed the pimento cheese dip on the apps menu. This place is worth a visit if...More

Thank mark c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good spot for breakfast and lunch. Nice food and good healthy options too. On market street so good location

Thank Maarten B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was really good! Service was fast and very friendly. I had a scramble and wife had chicken and waffles. Both were great! Highly recommend!

Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place. The ambience is great, the wait staff attentive, and the drinks and food were awesome!! The bacon infused vodka Bloody Mary was almost a meal in itself- delicious. The chicken and waffles were terrific- better than Tupilo Honey! Highly recommend.

Thank Kendra G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Tuesday evening, 6 of us and it took us 30 mins to get our food. You need to check out their menu, they have some unique food combinations like grits and shrimp. I thought it was pretty loud. The food, in...More

Thank Snoopydogdog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here while on a business trip and the outside menu is what brought us inside and it was a great choice. My wife and I both chose items that we both thought were great and served in a very timely...More

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food choices including one of the best steaks. Both inside and outside dining. Upper lounge has plenty of space for larger groups waiting for a table. Right on market square in downtown Knoxville.

Thank jeff84red
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our go to places in Downtown Knoxville. The service and food is always 5 star. Filet and Meatloaf.

Thank Wendell E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here a few minutes before breakfast closed. The staff were fun, accommodating and gave good advice. The food was the best, freshest and most natural tasting I've had in Tennessee, really good and fresh and well prepared. It's a stylish, upmarket place...More

Thank Helen P
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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