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Cafe 4

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$$$
American, Bakery, Coffee Shop
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4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430 (Union Avenue)
865-544-4144
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9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 176
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
BEAUTIFUL AND DELICIOUS FOOD!

Note my review is for a lunch experience. While sitting and trying to decide what to order for lunch, we were constantly distracted by how good looking each of the dishes being delivered to our neighboring tables looked. You have done it too – you keep asking the waiter "what's that.....what's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
bobscag
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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358 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Note my review is for a lunch experience. While sitting and trying to decide what to order for lunch, we were constantly distracted by how good looking each of the dishes being delivered to our neighboring tables looked. You have done it too – you keep asking the waiter "what's that.....what's that?" Our waiter was patient and professional while he... More 

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Kodak
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This was my first time eating at Cafe 4 so I wasn't sure what to expect. A friend suggested it so we went. I ordered the rib eye with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes and Corn - everything was GREAT!!!! I ordered the steak medium, and told the waitress I might be sending it back to be cooked a bit more but... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Got a great reservation time the day of our meal and requested a window seat. When we were seated we didn't get seated by the outside windows, but rather the inside windows which open to the concert venue which is attached. Needless to say it was a cool unique experience. Food was excellent and there was a good amount of... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The food at Café 4 has always been excellent. We have tried many, many things on their menu. The shrimp and grits has great flavor and the braised short ribs (when they have them) are a favorite. The fried green tomato stack is excellent. Not crazy about the raved about different mac and cheeses. A very fun place to go.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great Sunday brunch after long weekend. Great food, engaging friendly staff. Overall good experience.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Many people seem to like the restaurant. I have been there a few times and never found any dish that I liked, except a beer in the outdoor patio.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fun place, if you have a large party you may have to help hostess figure out where to put you. We have been there several times fit their Monday night special. Veggie burger is not good. Really needs improvement. Hamburgers excellent, but make sure they have your order correct. A couple of times had to send back burgers that were... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The food is amazing, and the atmosphere is always interesting. My favorite part though is their desserts. If you get a chance, I would definitely recommend trying their macaroons.

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Loudon, TN
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My girlfriend and I took another girlfriend out to celebrate her Birthday. It was a first time for all of us. We all enjoyed our food. We shared a fried green tomatoes for an appetizer; two of us had the Shrimp & Grits and the Birthday Girl had the pecan crusted Salmon. Not only was the food scrumptious but the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Love this place (many visits). Menu: not so deep, but full of art and southern love. I've never been disappointed. Staff: so-so. Close to a university so labor isn't a good match for the quality of food that you find here. Deserts: a specialty with their own display / bar option at a second door. Coffee / chill time: very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
    (Union Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865-544-4144

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Bakery, Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?