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Cafe 4
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Ranked #8 of 1,219 Restaurants in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Union Avenue
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.
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Out of towner on business travel. Ate there twice and the food has been good. Was alone and was seated outside in the evening. Shrimp and grits...OK, interesting preparation. Second time had a entree salad (Salmon with blue cheese, etc...) Great. Large salmon fillet, much bigger than expected nicely cooked and it melded nicely with the goat cheese and mixed greens which were very fresh. Great orange vinagrette. Wines are priced OK, not to cheap Overall this place is above average. Would recommend it.

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Thank COJeff
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

I enjoyed the menu at Cafe 4 and thought my feta cheese and artichoke flatbread was flavorful.BUT... I was disappointed that the artichoke was too woody to eat and all the toppings were slapped on the bread without being chopped up. This is a good place to try for lunch, but ask the staff if they made these suggested changes before getting the flatbreads.

Cafe 4, if you read these posts, have your kitchen staff chop up the spinach and artichoke so customers don't have to disassemble the dish to eat it. Oh, and get another supplier of your artichoke.

1  Thank KathiOH1
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Just simply what you want out of a semi fancy restaurant. Wonderful wait staff, good food and nice atmosphere.

Thank heyanderson
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

How nice it was to sit outside on a beautiful Monday morning and enjoy breakfast! I had the Farmer Scramble which was delicious!

Thank tinchantilly
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Great little place to have a nice lunch, eat in or out on their patio and enjoy the Market Square Mall. Also has a brunch on Sunday. Great baked goods, too.

Thank Ddavislaw
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