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Cafe 4

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” (77 reviews)
“cupcakes” (50 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Favorite dish is their meatloaf...gourmet for sure. Fridays is fish special...OK. Good staff. Consistent quality in food. Only complaint at this moment is their calamari, in 2019 it's not as good as in 2018. Now they know who I am.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank barnumpt18
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had made a reservation a month before on an app. When we got to the restaurant they did not show the reservation. Instead of turning us away they made an extra effort to find us a table on a very busy Saturday night. They...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jane P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner recently and the meatloaf, mash potatoes and carrots were delicious. The chicken salad was good and huge. Service is solid. Recommend!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jody524
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice restaurant on Market Square offering a variety of food in a casual atmosphere for both lunch and dinner. It is located in a desirable are along the south side of Market Square just west of Gay Street near the Oliver Hotel....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Balex23
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to go to Café 4 for an elegant repast (always check out their specials) before we enjoy an evening at the Knoxville Symphony. The menu isn't very complicated, but always provides a satisfying choice. Ambience is relaxing and service is always great! You...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pete P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe 4 has a great menu, something for everyone. I always get Beet and Salmon salad. It is delicious and filling. My husband has had meatloaf, pot roast and flatbread. All have been great. They take reservations which makes it a great place to eat...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mullie09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get on the wait list: It is worth the wait. I have dietary needs, and they were very accommodating to vary a menu item to meet my need. The food is 5-star.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 4knots
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is very good. Meatloaf was heavenly. OK wine list. Very good service. You will have a nice meal and a nice evening at this restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank aaronm243
Reviewed November 25, 2018

My husband and I, and our dog, were in Knoxville for the afternoon. It was rainy and a little chilly but we decided to see if any of the restaurants in Market Square had heaters on their patios. Luckily Cafe 4 did, and also had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JanL230
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Went here as a pit stop on the trip from Nashville to Asheville. I’m a little biased because it is owned by my coworker’s brother, but we found it to be excellent! I had the fried green tomato and bacon sandwich (heavenly), and my step...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Sam K
October 5, 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
$10 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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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