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Back To The Grind

3575 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3328
+1 951-784-0800
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good42%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
13 Apr 2017
“Work/Study/Hanging out Spot”
18 Sep 2016
“Slow service but great place”
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07:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
3575 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3328
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Reviewed 14 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 19 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 13 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 3 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 28 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 16 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 13 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
Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

Cool little college town coffee shop. Live music in the basement, people playing chess, comfy couches, and tasty drinks. Be sure to bring cash, they don't accept cards.

Thank USCfan30
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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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