So we had a great time in Newport! Thought I'd post a bit about the places we went in case anyone seaerches archives about Newport...
Elizabeth Inn- lame. Well, just not worth the money. Nice exterior, large room, comfortable bed, but the staff was unfriendly and gave us a hard time about not getting an extra bed for Max. $5 a night for movie rentals, really bad continental breakfast. It honestly seemed just like any other hotel on the beachfront- next time we'll save the money and just stay at the Shilo or Hallmark.
We had breakfast at the Stephanie Inn, it was really yummy. Excellent service, perfect portions, and delicious basket of scones with our meal.
We loved the Rogue Brewery just down the street from the Aquarium. They had a lego table that Max could play with, and his fish and chips came on a frisbee that we got to keep.
Lunch at Georgies was ok. Excellent view, no charm or personality. Dated interior, felt like a Denny's. The food was fine- nothing extraordinary, but not bad, either. Cocktails were ok, too. I'm not sure why we chose to go here... oh yeah, I wanted a place with a full bar.
Lunch at the Panini Bakery, next to the bead shop on Nye Beach was great! The people working there were so sweet, the two girls chatting with max, etc. No high chairs, which is a bummer when your 2 year old only wants to go behind the counter to flirt with the workers. The coffee was yum, great sandwiches, delicious bread, and the pastries looked really good, too.
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions! I looked for Cafe mundo, but didn't see it until we were driving out of town. ugh!