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Cafe 4

€€ - €€€American, Cafe,
4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
+1 865-544-4144
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (71 reviews)
“cupcakes” (51 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:30 Hours
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 ate dinner and had a nice experience. Service was timely and attentive. The food all met our expectations. We will be back.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In town for UT orientation and so glad we had dinner at Cafe 4. Sat outside on a gorgeous spring evening and people watched. Both of our dishes were excellent and we will definitely be back during future College visits. Will definitely be trying the...More

Thank db2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We grabbed lunch after a meeting and the food and service were great. You can go with something light such as a salad or grilled cheese and soup or go for a more substantial meal. Everything we had was really good and they had several...More

Thank wallacescottb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great dinner at Cafe 4 tonight. I ordered the Fish Tacos and wasn’t sure what to expect. An entree like that in Tennessee is usually going to be a big miss or a big hit. Fortunately, the tacos were excellent. Not sure of...More

Thank macdaddydan40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten lunch here a few times. The food is very good, but it is so loud and cramped. Obviously that doesn't stop me from going every now and then. If you can snag a table outside on a nice day I'm sure it is...More

Thank wannabefoodcritic17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good service in a nice place with a great location in Market Square. The tomato soup was good and the salmon salad was fresh and nicely served. Good atmosphere as well.

Thank SJL1605
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was awesome, but that’s where it stops. A trendy little shop in a great location with some interesting options. Unfortunately the food doesn’t match the service. An attempt to make crispy chicken resulting in heavy breading, over cooked making it nearly inedible and...More

Thank coassassin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after taking walking tour of downtown Knoxville. It’s on the market square and has outside sidewalk seating (as well as inside seating) great for people watching. Wife had strawberry spinach salad with Gorgonzola crumbles and candied pecans and she added shrimp....More

Thank Towens55
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I ate dinner here before a show at the Tennessee Theatre. It was a lovely day so we chose to dine outside. The service was very good, they have a nice selection of draft beers, and the food was exceptional. I had the grilled shrimp...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Stayed the night in Knoxville on our way to Myrtle Beach, and decided to try a place for dinner in Market Square that sounded fun and had great reviews online. When they had a 75 minute wait, we decided to walk around the area and...More

Thank Greg G
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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, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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