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About Cafe 4
Café 4 is Knoxville's Hotest Downtown dining and entertainment experience. Come enjoy our true urban retreat, featuring Traditional Southern Comfort Foods with a Twist. Create memories in our comfortable dining room or relax on our heated and cooled outdoor patio overlooking the bustling Historic Market Square. Savor an entrée from our always-changing "seasonal menu", featuring Chef inspired Southern House made favorites. Chill out in the "Mezzanine Loft" for a great cup of coffee or latté’, a glass of Wine or one of 47 unique Beers. The "Mezzanine Loft" features a "Living Room" setting including free Wi-fi, making it the perfect place to just hang out with friends or family. Book the Square Room for your next special event or catch one of our many live concerts. Cafe' 4; a third place, neither home nor work, a place for nurturing community life and creative interaction, a place where strangers, neighbors, and friends gather to nourish the body and build relationships.
Knoxville, TN 37902
Comfort Food, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 7:00 AM- 9:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM-10:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM-10:30 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM-8:30 PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Parking in the Market Square Garage all evenings and weekends.
Private Party Contact:
Kaley Smith: (865) 544-4199
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Cafe 4 Ratings and Reviews
Cafe 4 is a downtown market square staple for Knoxvillians during lunch. Great variety of food fare and friendly service, but be prepared to have to wait for food, or between courses if busy, or a sudden influx of hungry customers. Overall, a tasty place to relax and eat in an urban setting.
Was ok. Went for anniversary brunch with friends. Had a table of 5, but they sat us at a four-top despite confirming reservation for 5. Food was ok, not great. Server told me I couldn't have something "on the side" - which I only asked for after she said she didnt know what was in it (strong aversion to raw onion).
Probably not high on our list to return to.
I love the atmosphere there--you can sit outside and people watch or enjoy the warm decor inside. Our server was polite and attentive. The fried green tomatoes were excellent and I got my favorite comfort food, the grilled cheese dipper (comes with tomato bisque). It was a birthday brunch so we both received free cupcakes! Their cupcake choices are amazing, by the way.
First time here with family and not disappointed at all. Great service and wonderful food ( Fish Tacos, Cheese Steak , Grits ) and drinks to go with . Beautiful crown and the Market square is a great place to gather in downtown. You won't be disappointed. There is a lil wait even if you reserved ahead. !
At our recent Sunday brunch we enjoyed good food at a great table - and for that reason we will return - but the overall experience wasn't enjoyable. Both hostess and server were overwhelmed and forgetful. We had reservations and were told the wait would be 5-10 minutes and then we were directed to the lounge. After 25 minutes we checked in with her and her expression told us that she had forgotten us. She did quickly scramble to find a table and, it was a nice table. There was a long wait between us being seated and our server appearing. There was another long wait after ordering coffee, and then a full 45 minutes wait after ordering our meals. The restaurant was busy but not packed - always an empty table or two around us. My guess is the restaurant was understaffed. We will return and hope for a better experience.
Cafe 4 is one of our downtown Knoxville favorite restaurants. On this occasion, the service was fast but not rushed. The food was very good, as it always has been. When the server found out there was a birthday in our group, they comp'ed her a cupcake for dessert, complete with candle, with no prompting on our part.
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