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Cottonwood Canyon Coffee

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218 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703-4702
+1 319-233-5018
07:00 - 15:00
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Waterloo, IA
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The best cup of coffee I've ever had. Great atmosphere and menu selection. Will be going back again and again.

Thank RandSonthebeach
Appleton, Minnesota
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 3PM anticipating a great cup of tea and coffee. Drove off hwy 218 special to go here. They were closed. The hours listed on trip advisor say it's open until 5. Annoying.

Thank Svoxland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Breath of fresh air - Great Coffee & Excellent Food. Friendly staff, incredible owner. Sit inside and enjoy the atmosphere, the paintings& art, reading material, or sit outside and enjoy the people watching, fresh air, traffic, etc....

Thank WorkingTravler
Temecula, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Just a great place, friendly people, amazing food and THE best coffee. Should be your first stop while visiting Waterloo.

Thank Umaru B
Waterloo, Iowa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This place offers an exquisite coffee experience. The food is beyond expectations also. The owner makes his own creations for the menu and they are wonderful. Out of the ordinary menu items make this place a must try. You do need to have some time on your hands, it's not FAST food but worth the wait.

Thank theisbarnett
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The owner is a very friendly guy and is a lot of fun to visit with. The coffee is some of the best coffee I've ever consumed. Starbucks has a lot to learn from Cottonwood!

Thank mknwtr
Spirit Lake
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 May 2016

specialty sandwiches and wraps and great coffee selection, nice atmosphere, wifi , friendly staff, located downtown Waterloo, has some outside seating

Thank Joyce H
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

I love Cottonwood Canyon..I especially love the avacado bowl...Yummy! I aslo enjoy the breakfast..I like the combination of potatoes, meat and fruit. I wish he served breakfast everyday. In the summer time at the Farmers Market he serves a breakfast burito to die for.

Thank Lisa A
Level Contributor
58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Once you eat here you'll never go to Starbucks or Perkins again! Coffee lovers will love this place. They grind their own beans and the cups are huge. The food is amazing. I had the kielbasa special for breakfast. I swear I heard angels sing. You've got to try this place.

1 Thank JAMES O
Alton, Iowa, United States
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Great food and super "pour over" coffees and lattes. Had the island joy latte - one of the best I've ever had. Top-notch friendly service. Will definitely visit again!

Thank Brad R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 319-233-5018

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?