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“Great Food”
Review of Cafe 4

Cafe 4
Ranked #23 of 1,249 Restaurants in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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 15 December 2017 via mobile

Had an excellent meal here with colleague. I had the shrimp & grits - very good. My colleague had the strawberry salad & filet mignon & he loved it. Place was very busy. A bit loud but worth a meal on square.

Thank Rich H
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

The food is amazing and a great place to gather for lunch or dinner. Flatbreads are very good, along with Mac & Cheese options.

Thank Dana H
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I, along with another couple, went to Cafe 4 following a Lady Vols basketball game. The atmosphere was super upbeat and fun. Our server was knowledgeable. We knew this because it was our first time there so we had questions that she easily answered. Our meals included fried chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, lobster flatbread and fish tacos. We finished up with a delicious piece of pumpkin cheesecake. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals and had no complaints at all (rare). We will absolutely return!

Thank MaryAnnandPat
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

This was our second time here for dinner and it did not fail us . Excellent selection of food , great service and wonderful staff. The only down side was a 1 hour wait on a cold December night ( we did not reserve ahead like the last time ) , but we were in for a surprise...the manager more than compensated us by offering 2 appetizers on the house :) . It was pretty packed and loud , but nothing to make us gripe. The short ribs was excellent , so was the mac & cheese , the Calamari & the bread pudding . We will do it again when we are in downtown the next time. A shout out to the manager who came out to the street to hand over the credit card that I forgot at the table.....:) Thank you !

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Thank Ajithsworld
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Cafe 4 is one of our favorite stops. Food is consistently tasty. Atmosphere is lively and interesting. Service is friendly. This trip was lunch. Salads are fresh and generous. Nice selection of sandwiches. We will be back.

Thank Pat C
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