After seeing the chef from Newton's on our local Iowa PBS show Iowa Ingredient, we decided if we happened to get up towards Waterloo we'd stop in and check this place out. A few weeks later we decided to take a mini staycation and Waterloo would be one of our stops.
It made the most sense for us to stop in for lunch. The outside of the building is pretty cool. The great big revolving neon Newton's sign gives the place a lot of old school charm. Inside it was diner-ish but nicer, nice colors and cool art on the walls. For lunch. I had the roast beef sandwich and B had the turkey wrap. Both were pretty big and filling. With my sandwich I had the sweet potato chips and they were really delicious, if they put these chips in bags they would fly off store shelves. B really liked her wrap and I proclaimed that all roast beef sandwiches should taste like this!
After talking with the waiter about their dinner menu we joked about coming back for dinner. So we were back for dinner. We both had beers and I had the bone in rib-eye and B had the fish and chips. Both were very good. When the waiter asked if we would like any dessert, I told him I was planning on chewing the bone from the rib-eye on the drive back to our hotel! We were impressed enough again to joke about coming back for breakfast in the morning.
Breakfast. This was a first for us. The fact that were ate here three times in a row, lunch dinner, breakfast, should be enough to tell you about the quality of food they are serving here. B had the biscuits and gravy and I had the Iowa toast, which is their take on French toast, and we shared an order of hash browns with cheese. Again both very good. While we were eating we realized that the couple seated behind B had also seen the restaurant on TV and had made a trek to Waterloo to see what it was like. They mentioned this to the server and the Chef came out and chatted with them for a while about the TV show and a few other things. This was so nice to see.
We without a doubt recommend Newton's Paradise Cafe.
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