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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (52 reviews)
“truffle fries” (24 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:30All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
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Reviewed yesterday

We decided to drive into town to brunch with the "hip millenniums" in and around Market Square today....we chose Cafe 4. As it turned out, we should have been less impatient and waited for an outside table...it was fairly cool and shady. Instead, we decided...More

Thank Gatorgolfer
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For every meal Cafe 4 is consistently excellent. We live the truffled fries and various combos of mac and cheese. Brunch is great as well

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Portions are large and prices are very average. We ate outside on the patio and were able to enjoy the street life. Server was great and the flatbreads were delicious. We would go back!

Thank Mars941
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First, they have excellent cocktail offerings. The menu is seasonal to some degree,Fried green tomatoes with goat cheese and basalmic reduction is amazing for summer, in the fall order their Korean pork shanks. Salads are all excellent and large enough to share. The lobster flatbread,...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I'm going to give this place another chance. My husband enjoyed his meal. I just got a salad and it was WAY over dressed. But they did offer to make me a new one but also the salad dressing was too sweet. Still cool vibe...More

Thank Hilary W
Reviewed 6 days ago

First time here and it did not disappoint. Market square is a great place to hang out and this place was perfect for our Sunday brunch . Great service ( with a smile ) and the food was good. A lil wait time even if...More

Thank Ajithsworld
Reviewed 1 week ago

Girls night out was fun! Started with dinner at Cafe 4. The best part of it was the wonderful Blackberry Daquiri made with muddied fresh blackberries, served with a fresh blackberry and a slice of lime. Yum! I had the burger and sweet potato fried,...More

Thank Sandra0598
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time at Cafe 4. Got the baked avocado appetizer. The avocado was on top of a bed of lettuce. Delicious!! Will be back again.

Thank bmc007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe 4 was recommended to me by a friend and I was not disappointed. The drinks were inventive, the food delicious. Go early for a seat outside on First Friday to listen to the music on the market square!

Thank lsan2009
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spring at downtown Market Square is a lovely time to dine outdoors. People watching, street performers, and the Knoxville dog population of spoiled pups who go everywhere with their humans. Cafe 4 is just one of many restaurant choices and on the day I wandered...More

Thank ec0adventurer
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Sam K
What kind of mixed drinks do they offer? I'm not much of a beer drinker.
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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