What's New in Waterloo 2019


posted on Friday, January 4, 2019

Whether it's your first time visiting or you've been here before, we’ve compiled a list of some of Waterloo's newest attractions, restaurants, shops and more. We encourage you to check them out and create YOUR experience in Waterloo this year!

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Try Pie, downtown Waterloo


2 Scoops Ice Cream
403 Franklin St, Ste B, Waterloo
(319) 233-5262
2 Scoops opened last summer in downtown Waterloo. They are open seasonally. Check out their Facebook page for current hours.

The Brew Brothers
777 Isle of Capri Blvd, Waterloo
(319) 833-2157
The Brew Brothers is the Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo’s newest restaurant which opened last fall. They are open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their menu features burgers, appetizers, pizzas, sandwiches, desserts, drinks and more.

Fat Cup Coffee Company
37 Fletcher Ave, Waterloo
(319) 404-7422
Fat Cup is a hand-crafted small-batch artisan coffee roaster. They are open daily and their hours are listed on their Facebook page. While you're there, don’t forget to pick up one of their yummy baked goodies.

ICON Donuts & Sweetery
1730 W Ridgeway Ave, #600, Waterloo
917 W 23rd St, Cedar Falls
(319) 249-0259
Their Waterloo location just opened at the end of last year, while their Cedar Falls location will be opening soon. They offer a variety of specialized donuts, sweet treats and more. Visit their Facebook page or website for updates and current offerings.

Lincoln Perk
218 E 4th St, Waterloo
(319) 888-4832
Stop by and grab a cup of coffee, sweet treat, or one of their gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. They are open for breakfast and lunch.

Locals Bar and Grill
229 E 4th St, Waterloo
(319) 888-4700
Locals has a full menu, while also offering breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. They also have pool tables, dart boards, a dance floor, and full bar.

Los Reyes
403 Franklin St, Ste C, Waterloo
(319) 232-6394
Serving 100% Mexican food, Los Reyes started out as a food truck, which still operates seasonally at 1625 W 4th St in Waterloo. You can visit them year-round though at their new location in downtown Waterloo.

Rockets Bakery
331 E 4th St, Waterloo
(319) 232-5967
New to Waterloo in 2018, Rockets offers donuts and artisan bread baked fresh daily. Open Tuesday-Sunday.

Sidecar Coffee
21 W Jefferson St, Waterloo
1710 W 1st St, Cedar Falls
Sidecar Coffee's newest locations join the ones on The Hill in Cedar Falls and W Ridgeway Ave in Waterloo. Check out their website for hours at all four locations.

Try Pie
522 Mulberry St, Waterloo
(319) 343-7080
Try Pie has been in the Cedar Valley for several years now, but opened a storefront location at the end of 2018. Their mission is to empower a diverse group of teen girls in life and leadership skills through meaningful work. And their pies are delicious!

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Trademark Letterpress, downtown Waterloo


Boujee Berries
621 Sycamore St, Ste B, Waterloo
(319) 529-2949
Boujee Berries offers customized dipped strawberries perfect for any occasion as well as other dipped treats.

Ivy Trellis
200 E 4th St, Waterloo
(319) 232-5668
A unique gift shop in downtown Waterloo with collectibles, decor, food, jewelry, floral, greeting cards and seasonal items.

Marin Gallery
615 Sycamore St, Waterloo
(319) 380-4165
A contemporary and experimental art gallery providing a platform for the artist’s voice and a bridge between artists and community.

Pretty Good Co.
310 W 4th St, Waterloo
(319) 435-1814
This letterpress print shop, design studio, and creative retailer opened last summer in downtown Waterloo. 

Trademark Letterpress
317 W 5th St, Waterloo
(319) 849-5177
Custom design and hand letterpress shop specializing in greeting cards, prints, stationery, invitations, and graphic design.


A couple of other things worth exploring on your visit to Waterloo are just a short drive away.

2518 Melrose Dr, Cedar Falls
(319) 290-7498
Escapology offers an interactive escape experience that is sure to entertain. Perfect for families, friends or groups looking for a challenge.

Ninja U
5911 University Ave, #350, Cedar Falls
(319) 224-0236
Ninja U, an obstacle training gym for kids, is now open. They offer classes, open training, and special rates for parties and events. 

Check out these new locations, and don’t forget to stop at some of your old favorites while you're in town. Plus, be on the lookout for more new things to come in 2019.

- Photo Credits: Trademark Letterpress, Try Pie

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