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Newton's Paradise Cafe

) #3 of 113 Restaurants in Waterloo $$ - $$$ American, Cafe,
128 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703-4714
+1 319-234-0280
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tenderloin” (54 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
128 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703-4714
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a really bad experience at this café in spite of all the good things we had heard about it. We went on a Sunday morning. Arrived about 11:35. Order was taken at 11:50. At noon (one hour and fifteen minutes latter) we had...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food has been great every time I've eaten here but the service needs improving. Whether it is slow or busy they are extremely slow to serve you and at times some waitresses are very forgetful. Wish the service would improve because it would definitely...More

Thank Reegan G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I loved the atmosphere seemed so bright and cheery and like an old-fashioned diner with a modern twist and the food choices were sew creative the side salad is over-the-top and all of their homemade dressings were yummy I have the BLT and it seems...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic service and food! Loved it . Great friendly service and friendly waitresses. Highly recommend

Thank Darren H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, cool place with a great salad and lots of ice water with lemons. Just what I needed. Well staffed.

Thank Anonymous A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There was barely anyone else there when we arrived (maybe 4 booths occupied) my husband and I put our order in at 10:05am of steak (medium rare) and eggs and pancakes. A waitress never came back to our table to check on us or let...More

1  Thank sadie524
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Tenderloin was big.I will give them that. BUT I have had many tenderloins. I do not like burgers, so, I love to try out tenderloins and chicken sandwiches. This is the tasteless one I have ever had! You really have to load it up with...More

Thank gwensma2
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We went out of our way to eat here and I have to honestly say, it was OK and I would eat there again if I was in town but would't go out of my way to go back. I love the retro vibe the...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant twice for breakfast. The first time we went we had an excellent experience. We had biscuits with gravy that were out of this world. Giant triangular biscuits covered in rich sausage gravy with a delicious creamy taste. The bloody...More

Thank AimeeT5
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here before and loved it. This time service PAINFULLY slow. 45 minutes for bacon and eggs at 9am When not super busy. When it finally came, over easy eggs were over hard. After the 45 minute wait I decided what's another half hour...More

1  Thank Richard K
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
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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