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Cafe 4

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American, Coffee Shop, Bakery
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4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430 (Union Avenue)
865-544-4144
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 177
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    Very good
  • 41
    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
Cool coffee shop/bakery

Stopped here for breakfast when headed south through Knoxville. It's not far off highway 75, and a way better breakfast option than some boring chain. The building/space is really nicely designed and decorated. Industrial but cozy. You order at the counter, then seat yourself in either the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
cmusalsa
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Michigan
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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365 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for breakfast when headed south through Knoxville. It's not far off highway 75, and a way better breakfast option than some boring chain. The building/space is really nicely designed and decorated. Industrial but cozy. You order at the counter, then seat yourself in either the 'restaurant' type of room or the upstairs, 'living room' space. We sat upstairs-... More 

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

To be fair; I have never had anything bad from the kitchen but the prices are just too steep for the quality presented. After Latitude 35 closed on Market Square, I have been trying to find a new place to call home but Cafe 4 is not it. I have, again in all fairness, given it 3 tries but the... More 

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Tennessee
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Outdoor seating at Cafe 4 is pleasant in the summer. You are on Market Square, with view of people passing, hula hoopers, kids in the fountain. Inside can be very noisy. That seems to be a plan since the architecture doesn't help. Some of the pseudo-Southern offerings are fine, nothing special. The ventures to other cuisines, like Italian, are less... More 

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had a lovely dinner last night. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and chose Cafe 4 by both reputation and proximity to Market Square. Our meal was tremendous. We started with salads and the lemon vinaigrette dressing is light, unique and wonderful. I had the Bratwurst special and my bride had the baked chicken. Both were expertly prepared and... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place is pretty good. We prefer to eat here when it's warm outside because they have a really nice patio. It's located right in Market Square. I have always liked the different things I've ordered there. Nothing has been so spectacular that I recall a lot of details, but overall....good.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Got the belgain waffle with blueberry cheesecake topping and it was delicious. Tried my sisters home fries, they were excellent! The breakfast menu doesnt have a lot to choose from but its worth a stop.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

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
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114 reviews 114 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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
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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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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, Coffee Shop, Bakery

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?