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Back To The Grind

3575 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3328
+1 951-784-0800
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
13 Apr 2017
“Work/Study/Hanging out Spot”
11 Oct 2017
“Good for a variety of reasons”
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7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.All hours
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
3575 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3328
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

First, they have great coffee! The place allows a lot of atmosphere. Library style large room for lounging, reading or visiting. Downstairs there is a basement for bands to perform sometimes. Food is good just not a lot of it!

Thank suzansuz4sure
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Good spot to work, study, or have a coffee date. Books all over the back wall, vibe-y, and lots of places to sit. They have a downstairs area for events like open mics or performances as well, although I haven't attended one yet.

Thank meliandpablo
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a really funky place. There is a big seating area as you walk in, a small performance space downstairs, and more seating areas out back and upstairs. Some nights there are performances downstairs. They offer lots of coffee and food options and even...More

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Back to the grind is a great coffee shop in down town Riverside. It has a friendly staff and a great menu; drinks and food. They have scheduled nights for open mic, chess, art shows, all kinds of things. They also have live music randomly....More

Thank Catastrophic37
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I visited this place for the first time very recently, I enjoyed a hazelnut chocolate coffee which was delicious, as were the tea and espresso my friends had, but this place is way more than coffee, all the artists of the area meet here, this...More

Thank aairal
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Been to Back to the Grind many times and only just thought about reviewing them. This is s great place to get coffee or a snack. The atmosphere is eclectic, quirky and relaxing. The staff or pleasant and fast. All in all, my favorite coffee...More

Thank GhostHunterSoCal
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Really lovely huge room with comfy chairs, sofas and largely dark wood furnishings. Huge wall-to-floor bookshelves. My coffee was fine. Cakes looked home-made and very tasty indeed. Wish this was my local coffee shop at home. Service fast and friendly enough.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Came here to study because I wanted to explore the city (moved here for school). It was really amazing. Great drinks. I got a latte and a blackberry italian soda with cream. They were both incredibly tasty, and served in a "for here" mug with...More

Thank Hayden J
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This is more than a coffee house it's an art gallery, meeting place, and eatery with Vegetarian selections. Great hangout especially on the first Thursday of the month which is 'Art Walk.'

Thank cariL44
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I've been coming here since I was in College. Love their coffee. Love their couches n seating arrangement inside. Def a place to check out.

Thank Italian80
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3575 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3328
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-784-0800
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