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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
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was awesome. From the outside, it's like a retro diner on the corner! Even with the big spinning sign in front! Outside seating available, inside was more than comfortable. Loved looking to the front or side of me and just seeing beautiful buildings and all the people just strolling along. And the staff was excellent. Our waiter was funny... More 

Thank Alexa A
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for Friday night fish night, fish was frozen, when served it was mushy sent back 2 different times, orders shrimp instead and it was over cooked. I will it another try.

Thank Sherry S
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Newton's is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. They have a small menu selection but the food is great. I haven't had a meal here I didn't like. I love the little twists they have for common meals. For instance, they have sweet potato salad instead of regular potato salad. I brought my dad here once (he's from... More 

Thank TraciJoB
Waterloo, Iowa
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met friends for brunch. Excited about the $10 for all you can drink mimosas or Bloody Mary's. mimosa with cranberry juice was excellent.

Thank Karyn R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is friendly the minute you walk in the door. Breakfast all day. Excellent food that is not the common every day fare.

Thank Terry M
Waterloo, Iowa
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here a few times. It is good food and a neat atmosphere in a converted jewelry store. It is a nice spot for a quiet dinner.

Thank Mike H
Palm Harbor, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My picture of the pancake doesn't do it justice! The plate was probably 12" in diameter! Food was awesome! Try the raspberry jam and then buy a jar! We happen to like sautéed onions in our potatoes, so had those added. Bacon was awesome! Enjoy!

Thank patsyedwards56
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, large portions, reasonably priced. Old fashioned diner atmosphere. Very busy on Sundays after church. Be prepared to wait for a table, but it's worth the wait.

Thank Randy C
Joplin, Missouri
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

your everyday mid-size mid west diner? Not really! It is in the heart of downtown Waterloo steps away from the Cedar River and, before I forget there is free parking next to the building so no need to feed the meter. Good old hometown food in a diner atmosphere at low costs....you simply have to order the 16 oz. breaded... More 

Thank Olaf H
Waterloo, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Newton's is one of Waterloo's best downtown restaurants! Breakfast tastes great and decent price! Also, had their pork Tenderloin and it's enough for two people scrumptious! Signature drinks, jellies and sauces, Newton's is a place where you will leave and talk about the next visit!

Thank winger371

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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