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Cafe 4

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4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430 (Union Avenue)
18655444144
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7:00 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cafe 4 provides good variety of food and the food is good. The service is excellent and the seafood fresh. The desserts were very good if you delete the calories.

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Thank John M
Knoxville
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had Sunday Brunch on August 13, 2016. There was a good selection of entrees. The food was served hot and timely. Food was good and service was good. A very enjoyable brunch.

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Thank TennesseeCounsel
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is so savory. Delicious! The chicken and waffles are why my husband and I go. If we're really hungry we split a lobster mac and cheese. You'll leave this place stuffed. (Large portions.) Don't forget to stop by the bakery and get some goodies for dessert!

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Thank cereal87
Chicago, Illinois
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tell tale sign of a great chicken and waffle entree is of course a nice, juicy, chicken breast that is fried up with a well seasoned, crispy, crunchy crust. Cafe4 did not disappoint. I have them serve it "deconstructed" with all of the components separated. Waffles were very nice, thick and dense. They could have been cooked slightly longer... More 

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Thank Louis L
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to Knoxville and thought we'd explore the Market Square. We noticed the outdoor seating at Cafe 4 and decided to give it a try. The outdoor seating was lovely---we could people watch and enjoy the square. The menu had a nice variety of options. I am kind of a picky eater but I had no... More 

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Thank Jacana
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I split the grilled Salmon (topped w/bacon bits) with carrots and crispy Brussels sprouts. Everything was cooked perfectly and splitting the meal was just right at 7pm. We'll come again.

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Thank Jeff W
Despina S, Public Relations Manager at Cafe 4, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner! Can't wait for you to dine with us again. More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food! Great service! You can sit inside or outside. Cool vibe inside. I had the cheese grits with shrimp and andouille sausage. So filling my son had to finish it for me! The Bloody Marys are wonderful! Husband had some type of Eggs Benedict and enjoyed it. My son had chicken and waffles and loved them.

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Thank lulu608
Despina S, Public Relations Manager at Cafe 4, responded to this review

Glad everyone enjoyed their meals! We look forward to your next visit! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dinner--shrimp and grits, fried chix and waffle with mashed potatoes--so delish! Oh and the bread and butter is to die for! GREAT cocktails and amazing cupcakes (to go--that's a lot of food!) Service was spot on, atmosphere is fun!

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Thank Alissa0099
Despina S, Public Relations Manager at Cafe 4, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words! We love reading reviews like this! Hope you have the opportunity to visit us again soon! More 

Fayetteville, AR
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in for supper while downtown for a meeting. The food and service were great. I enjoyed the meatloaf.

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Thank Jim G
Despina S, Public Relations Manager at Cafe 4, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We look forward to you coming down again! More 

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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe 4 is always at the top of my list. Food, drinks, atmosphere are good. Visit often for brunch and lunch. Mimosas are the best on Market Square. Diverse menu, all delicious.

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Thank df03438
Despina S, Public Relations Manager at Cafe 4, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words! We look forward to your next visit! More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
    (Union Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 18655444144
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?