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Cafe 4

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American, Coffee Shop, Bakeries
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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 45
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  • 11
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, good outdoor space

On a visit to Knoxville, we stayed downtown to enjoy the local flavor (which, by the way, is very charming). We selected Cafe 4 as we were walking in the Market Square area, and what a good choice it was! My husband had the salmon, which was very flavorful (maple & pecan, I believe), and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Pat M
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Asheville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Asheville, North Carolina
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

On a visit to Knoxville, we stayed downtown to enjoy the local flavor (which, by the way, is very charming). We selected Cafe 4 as we were walking in the Market Square area, and what a good choice it was! My husband had the salmon, which was very flavorful (maple & pecan, I believe), and I couldn't resist the yummy... More 

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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great restaurant and venue for local entertainment. I have had lunch and dinner here. Great food and lots to choose from. If you are lucky and you are there a night when local concert is going on they may have the large curtain open. But if not you can still hear the concerts in most seats in... More 

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Knoxville, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great food and atmosphere for a very reasonable price. Plenty of room and options if there is a wait.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Visiting the University of Tennessee on this trip and decided to visit the Market Square and made reservations for this restaurant. JP was our server and he was horrible. Drinks took a long time to come out. He forgot to put in our appetizer and then actually tried to blame us for not ordering it! He said to make up... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I just watched the restaurant manager and other employees cross contaminate food. The manager refused to provide her name for this review, and denied any improper food handling stating "that was for a dog." The improper food handling is from cleaning off tables, having the dirty wares in your hands while plating food with bare hands without washing. Again, the... More 

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14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is like a different version of a hundred crappy restaurants. Food was standard frozen food service fare. Everything is coated/saturated in food service msg flavors. Blech. When I was a kid I would have like it just fine. It is one of our Knoxville temples to mediocrity and fake food. Of course it was busy as could be. Now,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This has always been a great dependable restaurant. Love the outdoor covered patio right on the square. Diverse menu to give whole family options and fun to peruse the pastry case at the end.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Everything I've ordered here has tasted good. The service is great and the food is always yummy, but it's also very rich, buttery, and even greasy at times. Be prepared to feel the need to take a 3 hour nap post-meal if you order anything other than salad! :)

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

What more could you want! The food is AMAZING! I have been here twice now! and both times and very much enjoyed what I received. Fried green tomatoes and shrimp n grits are to die for!

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Lori K, Owner at Cafe 4, responded to this review

We love to hear about our customers favorite dishes! Glad you enjoyed your experience. Thanks for the review! More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Service was special and provided by Mark. Bloody Mary was refreshing. Salads were unique and delicious. Fun lunch and great people watching!

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Lori K, Owner at Cafe 4, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We're so glad you had excellent service with Mark. Come back and see us! More 

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Additional Information about Cafe 4

Address: 4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
Phone Number: 865-544-4144
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
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
Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Bakeries

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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 to $30
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?