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“A little pricey”
Review of Cafe 4

Cafe 4
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Ranked #8 of 1,174 Restaurants in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Nashville, Tennessee
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A little pricey”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

This place is a little pricey at times, but they do have certain days were they have specials. I have eaten here about 6 or 7 times and it never seems to be the same type of service each time. Sometimes the service is great and sometimes its ok

Visited February 2012
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English first
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great service”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

The service was wonderful. I had the salmon and loved it. The asparagus had very woody stalks, the top was good.

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Washington, DC
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Creative, Tasty Entrees, Great Ambiance and a Concert Venue in the Building”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Went to see a concert there and ended up ordering dinner which we could bring into the concert. Well designed space in a great location.

Visited September 2012
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Knoxville, TN
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Food and Great Prices!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Super good food, and the prices are very reasonable for such a trendy restaurant in a super desirable location in Market Square! Great place for a date, but a little crowded for families with small children. Since you are sitting right on top of your neighbors, the kids can be a distraction to those around you. GET A CUPCAKE ON THE WAY OUT BECAUSE THEY ARE AMAZING!!!!

Visited September 2012
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Powell
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great food, good value”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

Have been there a couple of times w my daughter. Love the fries with parmesan and truffle oil but unless there are three or more people sharing this or that's all you are eating, you will never finish it. Worth it anyway for the price. The salad with strawberries, blue cheese and some type of vinagerette dressing is to die for. Add grilled chicken (very generous portion, cooked perfectly) and you are in heaven. Staff is courteous and prompt. Atmosphere is nice. Prices are very reasonable.

  • Visited May 2012
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