thanks for the suggestions. I ate at Hamburg Inn #2 and it was just what I like. Great breakfast menu/funky place.I'll be back.
On Sunday, I tried Brothers in Cedar Rapids. Brothers is gone; it is now Susie's-same building owner and new operator. Perfectly ordinary small town Iowa cafe-adequate but I will be looking elsewhere next time I go to CR.
Thanks to the posters. I've had way too many bad breakfasts before I started using Chowhound.I never travel w/o advice now.