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Cafe 4

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4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430 (Union Avenue)
+1 865-544-4144
09:00 - 20:30
Closed now
All hours
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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Lunenburg, Canada
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just there for Happy Hour but enjoyed it very much. Beer was great. Shrub cocktail great. Busy and cool vibe.

Thank John G
Knoxville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Reallty enjoyed menu, ambiance, service and quality of food here. My 1st choice for dining on Market Sq., but be sure to do call ahead seating to avoid wait. No reservations. Have been here at least 10 times.

Thank Diannedtn
Jamestown, NC
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145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is usually one of my favorites but on this visit the food was marginal. The lobster macaroni is always good but the waitress forgot to put our entre order in and it took a very long time to receive it. The meatloaf was ok.

Thank GNRoney
Knoxville, Tennessee
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of six. We were there to celebrate our anniversary. We had two vegetarians with us. They found items on the menu that they loved too. I had steak. My husband had salmon. Both were great! Brussel sprouts were carmelized and very yummy! For appetizers we had fried green tomatoes (some of the best ever) and pimento... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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127 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Cafe 4 for weekend brunch. The location is wonderful-- just off the main walking district downtown. We tied our visit into a leisurely morning splashing in the fountains, sampling the farmer's market, and listening to the street performers. The restaurant itself is very family friendly, despite having a dark, trendy feel. We ordered fantastic salads (one strawberry,... More 

Thank Cassidy144
Valencia, Spain
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Favorite restaurant in Market Square! Amazing food and nice, industrial decor. The soups and salads are great, but I stopped reading the menu when I saw their Lobster BLT flatbread with applewood bacon. These people know what they're doing. Next time I'll try something else. But first, I'll have another one of those flatbreads.

Thank Jaume L
Basel, Switzerland
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this place on 3 occasions during my stay, and enjoyed it every time. The coffee is great, and breakfast was good. The service was fast, and the staff friendly. It's great to sit outside, and see life pass by.

Thank L V
Montreal, Canada
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner at this place with some local customers. Food was good and staff were very helpful and friendly.

Thank max219
Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for a dinner downtown. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the meal was fantastic. I will be back

Thank HalDenton
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were In Knoxville for a short weekend trip. Cafe 4's had a very appealing menu so decided on this spot. We ordered the Tomato Stack as an appetizer and the Turkey Burger for an early dinner. Also ordered drinks from the bar. The hostess and wait staff were very friendly and accommodating. The Tomato Stack (fried green tomato) was... More 

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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
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?