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Newton's Paradise Cafe

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££ - £££
American, Cafe, Contemporary
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128 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703-4714
+1 319-234-0280
06:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best fried tenderloin I've ever had. They were out of their carrot cake and something else my wife wanted. However, I have this weird feeling the owner is ready to pack it in. It's the feeling I get when I see dirty floors, rogue staff, and rapper wanna bes floating around. Broken front doors, and too much waste is... More 

Thank Sissyandbrodda
Evansdale, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is good, food is always great service is good. Menu is sized small but enough options for everyone.

Thank JerryMak
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food, unique menu, and friendly atmosphere! We had 2 babies and 3 young girls, and they did all they could to accommodate our large group with 5 more adults. The service was fast in spite of our large group. The Parmesan fries are tasty, and the breakfast menu is complete with a separate special healthy eating menu. The steel... More 

Thank Propey
Liberty, Missouri
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205 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe in a remodeled jewelry store at a downtown intersection is a local favorite. Servings are huge! Service is pleasant and efficient. I had an excellent made-to-order omelet with my choice of at least a dozen filling options; all come with cheese, choice of potato and toast. A good place for a morning business breakfast!

Thank Baldy47
Marshalltown, Iowa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They were super busy when we arrived so we had to wait 20 min and then again for our food. And our 1st order of french fries cooler than we liked so the waitress brought us out a fresh HOT order. Seriously, they have one of the best tenderloins we've ever tasted not to mention its size which easily provides... More 

Thank Michelle C
Waterloo, Iowa
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love Newton's! Everything on the menu is great, especially the turkey wrap! Fun place to dine in, right in the center of downtown Waterloo!

Thank slentzk
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Both of our sandwiches were great quality! Atmosphere was lively and service was great! The sweet potato chips are a sweet treat :)

Thank Cassie R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were just passing through and stopped for lunch, it was delicious and fast and perfect! Highly recommend!

Thank Landon C
Waterloo, Iowa
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This restaurant is an excellent choice for people who appreciate great food and historic building renovations. The menu includes a delicious variety of food choices for breakfast and lunch. I have not eaten dinner, at Newton's but have heard the dinner menu is equally enticing! I highly recommend the tenderloin sandwich which is an Iowa specialty. The sandwich easily feeds... More 

Thank Deb B
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Very good breakfast spot with a delicious country fried steak. The restaurant is nice and clean and the staff is very friendly.

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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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