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Newton's Paradise Cafe

££ - £££American, Cafe,
128 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703-4714
+1 319-234-0280
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“tenderloin” (58 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
128 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703-4714
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Went for lunch today with another couple. I had read about their Bloody Mary and Tenderloin, so thats what I had. The Bloody Mary was acceptable, had lots of goodies with it such ad bacon, pickle, olive, pepper, etc. My wife and I split a...More

Thank Kornkurt
Reviewed 12 March 2018

The overall feel of the dinner is fun. It is cute on the outside and just as cute, but a little cluttered on the inside. Went on a Saturday around lunch time so it was busy. It had seat yourself which made it difficult. We...More

Thank MommaTia85
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Charming atmosphere, super friendly wait staff and my favorite breakfast in Iowa! This diner offers fabulous dishes and the coffee is always flowing hot. Don’t miss this if you’re in Waterloo.

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We ate there on Sunday and had the endless Bloody Mary/Mimosa and each ordered a tenderloin. Everything was very good, but the service was a little slow. We could have ordered one tenderloin and split it. We had take home for another 2 meals. Their...More

Thank seatimeIowa
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Free WiFi, excellent food and service. Love the cow creamers, ESPN TVs, hashbrowns and attention to customers.

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 3 February 2018

This was a request from my oldest, my teenager. So we stopped in at about 8pm on a Friday. Well, little did I know they offer FREE FRIES Fridays!!!! Awesome, right? Well, that's not the best of it, my son orders a tenderloin I am...More

1  Thank Megan C
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Food was ok. Not great. Service was not great. There were only three tables eating at the time and we had to ask several times for several things.

Thank Danelle S
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Person in our party found this and group went for Saturday lunch while in Waterloo/Cedar Falls for family event. Downtown was pretty quiet this particular day and street parking wasn't a problem. Located in historic building in downtown. Diner atmosphere with attentive wait staff. Menu...More

Thank ColoAvsPuckhead
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We have stopped over the years many times and it's still our favorite place to eat. My my husband had breakfast and I had the Reuben with a side salad ingredients we're fresh and obviously made to order

Thank Constance M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Best tenderloin I have had. Huge! I get 4 filling meals out of one sandwich. They allow sharing and one is more than enough for 2 adults, with some to take home. Go on Friday and the fries are free! Meal for 2 with leftovers...More

Thank 1204Kara
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$31
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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