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Cafe 4

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4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430 (Union Avenue)
865-544-4144
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Today
7:00 am - 9:30 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Best Sunday Retreat

My overall experience at Cafe 4 is outstanding. My wife and I spent time in Knoxville this passed Sunday for a wedding; it was my second time there and needless to say I have yet to deviate from anything other than the Burger and Mac n' Cheese. The food is absolutely superb. Unfortunately, I cannot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Mikey T
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My overall experience at Cafe 4 is outstanding. My wife and I spent time in Knoxville this passed Sunday for a wedding; it was my second time there and needless to say I have yet to deviate from anything other than the Burger and Mac n' Cheese. The food is absolutely superb. Unfortunately, I cannot remember our servers name from... More 

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Asheville, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great location in Market Square. So much to choose from on menu. The fried green tomatoes and crispy Brussels sprouts were delish! Wish I could have been able to try more - the menu is very broad!

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

Thank you for dining with us! We greatly appreciate your feedback. More 

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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Nice place. Good was good, but not the best ever. It was very loud in there. Behind was a band playing and made it even louder. Our waiter was ok. I'd eat here again, but would try other places first.

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

We appreciate your feedback. We certainly hope you would try us again and some of our signature dishes like Chicken and Waffles or any of our Mac n Cheese dishes! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wandering around Knoxville downtown and wanted a quick but nutritious breakfast. Very simple and nothing fancy, an egg scramble. Coffee - eh. So would try another spot were I to go back again. But I understand that dinner is superb.

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

Thank you for the feedback. We are actually in transition between coffee roasters and we will be providing much better coffee very soon, we hope you'll come back! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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198 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Market Square is a happening place downtown and Cafe 4 is one of the premier places to eat there. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. Have been there several times for lunch and each time the food has been great (have not tried it in the evening). Meals are on the high side of mid-range but well worth it... More 

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

Thank you for your review! We hope you'll come for dinner soon. We offer online reservations through OpenTable on our website. More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Great resturant. Food was very good, lovely presentation. Could use a bit more light to read the menu.

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

Thank you for the feedback. Come see us again soon! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great food and creative options. A little higher on the prices but well worth it. Nice atmosphere and good service. They have music in the back.

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

Thank you for your feedback! We really appreciate your business! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Had a lovely lunch with a friend here. The food is fresh, healthy, presented artistically, timely and affordable. Love the front patio!

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

We're so glad you enjoyed our patio! Come see us again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Sat outside for brunch on a beautiful Saturday. We got to watch individuals and families enjoy Farmer's Market as we ate. I ordered the chicken and waffles which was a great portion. Chicken was a little under seasoned, but nothing a little syrup and gravy can't fix. Will come back.

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

Thank you for coming in! We really appreciate the feedback. More 

Albany, New York
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We came here because my dining partner wanted to try chicken & waffles, and we heard that this place had the best in Knoxville. The service was attentive, friendly, and fast; I think we were in & out of there in a half hour. The sweet buns they served were a perfect start - tender, warm, and soft, with spreadable,... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback on some of our favorite menu items! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal. 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, Cafe

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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, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business
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?