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Newton's Paradise Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Cafe, Contemporary
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128 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703-4714
+1 319-234-0280
09:00 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Thick, hot, juicy, so big we shared and still had leftovers. We have to stop whenever we go thru Waterloo. I had a fresh crisp spinach salad, yummy!

Thank Constance M
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the burger. Believe it's the angus burger. Didn't care for the Parmesan fries tho (quite dry & tasteless) but environment is chill and relaxed. Pricing isn't that high and is affordable too. Friendly service so far for the few times I've visited.

Thank Alicia K
Youngsville, North Carolina
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Basic breakfast. Nothing fancy, but done exactly right. Great coffee. Excellent service. I will be back.

Thank Tombones08
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped on a Saturday AM and was busy. Ordered Classic Breakfast and Biscuits & Gravy with slow service. Sausage patty was overcooked and biscuits TOO big with white sauce and no sausage in gravy. Waitress was friendly and took good care of us. We noticed that when cleaning the tables there was a lot of uneaten food going to waste.... More 

Thank RVtoeat
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Wow normal this is a great little restaurant. It still is but we had lunch we ordered sandwiches and the bread had been toasted rock hard. We had to send them back. I have never had to do that at this restaurant before. The waitress was so apologetic. We were not the only table send food back. Well hopefully there... More 

Thank Jeff S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My first impression was this was a very busy place, inside and outside, dinners were everywhere. I am not sure if they accept reservation but better to get there early and get ready to wait. The waiting was not bad because we got a table within 15 minutes. The food was okay and the service was good considering that the... More 

Thank Yali L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We have been called by family after placing this on Facebook that was shocked and suprised this was in Waterloo. It is just as good as it looks!!!

Thank Justine Y
Winterset, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

while visiting the granddaughter at college, we were out driving around Cedar Falls and lost when we drove by this cafe. It looked interesting so we stopped to try it out. It had seat inside and out and both areas were very clean and comfortable looking. The menu was somewhat limited but did have something for everyone and breakfast all... More 

Thank x000n46n
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We actually ate here twice the same weekend. The first time I had a roast beef sandwich and my partner had an omelette, which were both absolutely huge and delicious. Was $24. The second time I had pancakes and toast and steak and eggs, and he had a bloody mary and toast and country fried steak and eggs and biscuits... More 

Thank keviefriend
Waterloo, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

If you're ever in the area, run don't walk to Newton's Cafe. They never disappoint on breakfast. Try the French(I mean Iowa)toast. It is truly to die for. Oh and the hot chocolate is so good. I have ordered to go twice in the last 4 days. Both times I ordered carrot cake and a side salad. Yes, with breakfast... More 

Thank sonia h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$31
American, Cafe, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703-4714
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 319-234-0280
Located in the historic former Newton’s Jewelry building in Downtown Waterloo, Newton’s Paradise Café offers breakfast and lunch items made with fresh produce, fresh ingredients and a fresh approach to food in the Cedar Valley.Meet your friends for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Can’t stay to eat? Call ahead and order it to-go. Looking for a fresh place to bring business clients or out-of-town visitors? Everyone will love the wide variety of delectable items on the evolving menus. Stop in for traditional breakfast favorites like delicious pancakes, Iowa French toast, biscuits and gravy and Steel cut oats. Come back for lunch for a great selection of burgers, wraps and salads all made fresh and with ingredients that will make your taste-buds sing.Be sure to check out the 2011 Iowa Pork Producers honorable mention best pork tenderloin. Worth a drive from anywhere.Newton’s Paradise Café is open at 6am Monday through Saturday, and 9am to 2pm on Sunday. We close at 9pm Monday through Thursday with extended late night hours on Friday and Saturday nights. We are always adding to our menu, so stop in often to enjoy something new and delicious. Choose a table or booth or sit at the diner-style counter. You can even dine outside on nice days and enjoy the view of the beautiful park and greet friends and familiar faces of Downtown Waterloo while you enjoy your meal.

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