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Simple Simon's

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3639 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501-2838
+1 951-369-6030
07:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 07:30 - 17:00
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Pasadena, CA
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Baked goods to die for, right across from the historic Mission Inn. Pop in for a cip of Joe and something yummy!

Thank debPasadena_CA
Wheaton, Illinois
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Simple breakfast fair but very tastefully done! Good quality ingredients and nicely served and presented. Just remember to give the pieman your penny...it will be worth it!

Thank AnthonyGosling
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant used to be so much better. They've gotten skimpier with the meat in the sandwiches and the salads are bland. Very overpriced for what it is now.

Thank Deanna H
Riverside, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for lunch on a warm day. It it is the middle of summer I would op for somewhere with more inside seating. They do have limited inside seating but most seating is outside in the patio area. The patio area is very nicely decorated with interesting art, bird houses and plants. Food is excellent. You walk up to... More 

Thank perazatio
Riverside, California
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This got to be the best sandwich place in Southern California, salads different varieties Excellent, fresh baked breads , it's magnificent

Thank mmssht
Burlingame, California
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76 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Ordered a pastrami sandwich with a soup. After placing your order you need to wait for your number to be called and pick up your food at the counter. The food was well prepared and the soup was hot. The menu was varied and had a lot of vegie options.

Thank richpvihbass
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This place is very popular. My husband and I went there on a Saturday with a couple of friends. The line was fast but we waited a bit for our lunch. Unfortunately, they stop serving breakfast at 11am. They have a good selection of sandwiches. We tried the BLT and it was very good. The croissant was good as well.... More 

Thank easillisae
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this local cafe 3 times in riverside in September, had a lovely experience each time, great food, busy cafe but not a long wait for food and excellent service! Id easily recommend it to any visitor of riverside CA. Thanks guys!

Thank psmalik
Riverside, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The sandwiches are made to order so they are very fresh. The bread is home baked and the selections of bread and fillings are unbelievable! Two thumbs up!

Thank eandjv
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We went for breakfast. We all ordered different things. We got to taste the different breakfast options and All were great! Fresh squeezed orange juice didn't hurt either! Coffee was good too! 😋😋👍🏽👍🏽☀️

Thank Sally K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3639 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501-2838
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-369-6030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?