Cozy Places to Relax in the Cedar Valley

Bundle up this winter in some of the most popular coffee shops the Cedar Valley has to offer. These local places offer a cozy place to hang out and provide some of the best coffee and food around at affordable prices!

Cabin Coffee Company

“Just be happy…and have fun!”

Located throughout the US, this western style coffee joint offers affordable tasty sandwiches for breakfast and lunch! Cabin Coffee Co. has a mission of creating and sustaining a warm and inviting environment while providing the highest quality product and service, and they do just that! Stop in and enjoy this western style shop and have some fun!

Learn more about the Cabin Coffee Co. story!

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Photo from Cabin Coffee Co. Facebook page

2040 Kimball Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50702

Mon-Fri 6am-4pm
Sat 7am-3pm

Cup of Joe

“Coffee that hits the spot.”

Add a little brightness to your day by enjoying a hot cup of joe at Cup of Joe! Established in 1995 and located in Cedar Falls, Cup of Joe is the perfect spot to study, relax or catch-up with friends. Cup of Joe is customer-focused and committed to quality so you are guaranteed a coffee that truly, hits the spot.

Check out the variety of color and coffee Cup of Joe has to offer!

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Photo from Cup of Joe Facebook page

102 Main St
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Mon-Fri 6am-10pm
Sat 7am-10pm
Sun 8am-9pm


Located in Waverly, Iowa, Duos is a popular spot for college students to get some schoolwork done and enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee and a snack to keep the energy levels high. Don’t enjoy coffee? Duos also offers smoothies and ice cream!

Duos is the perfect place to keep warm this winter and enjoy the free Wi-Fi.

Check out their menu here.

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Photos from Duos Coffee & Ice Cream Facebook page

805 W Bremer Ave
Waverly, IA 50677

Mon-Wed, Fri 6am-5pm
Thu 6am-8pm
Sat 7am-5pm

Jameson’s Public House

Whether a place to make new friends or socialize with the old ones, Jameson’s is the perfect location for live music, beer and even better Irish food. Jameson’s offers a classic “horse hair/steel tipped” dart board and a 22-foot shuffleboard table perfect for larger crowds or a challenge between friends.

Explore your inner Irish and enjoy a drink at Jameson’s Public House.

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Photo from Jameson’s Public House Facebook page

310 East 4th St
Waterloo, IA 50703

Mon-Sat 11am-2am

Newton’s Paradise Café

Winter is known as the season for staying indoors, typically at home. But when you get tired of being stuck indoors and need a night out with friends, where is the place to be? No need to look any further because Newton’s Paradise Café is the perfect location for quality time with friends and the ideal place for those Bloody Mary lovers.

Newton’s offers a variety of specials that are hard to pass up; Mary Monday, Wine Wednesday, Free-Fry-Friday and the Sunday Bottomless.

Newton’s Paradise Café is truly, a little slice of paradise in the Cedar Valley.

Learn more about Newton’s Paradise Café and what they have to offer.

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Photo from Newton’s Paradise Cafe Facebook page

128 East 4th St.
Waterloo, IA 50703

Mon-Sat 6am-9pm
Sun 9am-4pm

Sidecar Coffee

“Sidecar Coffee opened our first roasting facility in November 2012 in historic downtown Cedar Falls, Iowa. Today we have four cafes in Cedar Falls and Waterloo.”

Sidecar Coffee is a perfect place to sit and chat with a friend and enjoy a nice hot cup of your chosen beverage or sit and read your favorite book while enjoying that freshly brewed coffee smell.

Learn more about Sidecar Coffee.

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Photo from Sidecar Coffee Facebook page

College Hill
2215 College Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

1850 W Ridgeway Ave, Ste #7
Waterloo, IA 50701
Mon-Fri 6am-7pm
Sat 7am-7pm
Sun 7am-4pm

Grand Crossing
21 West Jefferson Street
Waterloo, IA 50701
Mon-Fri 6am-7pm
Sat 7am-7pm
Sun 7am-4pm

1st & Hudson
1710 West 1st Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Mon-Fri 6am-7pm
Sat 7am-7pm
Sun 7am-4pm

Tea Cellar

“At the Tea Cellar, you won’t just “get a cup of tea,” you’ll have a “tea experience.” Located in historic downtown Cedar Falls, this recently opened business is the perfect location for that 3 o’clock “I need a break” feeling. The Tea Cellar has a large variety of tea options to choose from; from green tea to Pu-erh tea, this is the place for special cup of tea you’ve been craving.

Don’t miss out on this tea experience and learn more about Tea Cellar and their story.

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Photo from Tea Cellar Facebook page

209 State Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Mon-Sat 8am-5pm
Thurs 8am-7pm

Shared by our community members

We love hearing feedback, especially when it’s about your favorite places in the Cedar Valley! Below are some other notable locations in the Cedar Valley.

Cottonwood Canyon

“Cottonwood Canyon ‘The House’ is located downtown Cedar Falls, featuring freshly roasted coffee, lunch-sized sandwiches, and a happy, Jamaican atmosphere.”

Fat Cup

“Hand Crafted Small Batch Artisan Coffee Roaster”

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Lincoln Perk

“A relaxing, park-like environment serving custom roasted coffee, gourmet grilled cheese and other breakfast and lunch items.”

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Have other places in mind? Feel free to share with us at info@livethevalley.com!

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