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Simple Simon's

3639 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 369-6030
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Ranked #2 of 617 restaurants in Riverside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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93% Recommend
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English first
Riverside, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

One of the best Bakery Deli place at Mission Inn down town Riverside area. This is our 3rd time here ordering almost everything in the menu and they are all delicious. Price is moderate, service is fast and friendly, ambiance is good. Will definitely come back and highly recommended.

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Riverside, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We go there about once a month just for a sandwich. But you can buy desserts or just a loaf of bread. Everything is so fresh and they have great Vegetarian options as well.

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Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Wonderful place for breakfast, across the plaza from the Mission Inn. They make their own breads and pastries. The breakfast sandwich (eggs, sausage, tomato) was on a large, buttery, flaky croissant; heavenly!

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135 reviews 135 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We visit relatives in Riverside regularly. We always stay at the Mission Inn and breakfast at Simon's. This is a good solid value for a great breakfast which is hearty and well executed. The restaurant is always busy , so come prepared for a crowd.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is one of those places that you definitely need to visit when you are in Riverside. The lines are pretty crazy around lunch time but if you can get there between 1030 and 11 or after 130 you should be good. It feels like one of those old New York eateries and the food is wonderful., their breakfast is... More

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Aztec, New Mexico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The food was great and a style all its own. Interesting and tasty omelets and French toast. The croissants are to die for. The cost is a little high, but normal for its location central to the tourist area.

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Riverside, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have lived in Riverside since 1984 I found out by word off mouth from friend and a teacher about this place. They love the carrot cake and the sandwiches. I don't want to overload on carbohydrates when I eat ,therefore, I have not eaten the cakes. I do love the sandwiches. It's a treat for me to eat there.... More

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Riverside, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I have never eaten a meal at Simple Simon's but I will say they have the absolute best Carrot Cake I have eaten in my lifetime!! Yes, it is a little pricey at about $40 for a whole cake, but worth it. ALso, you can go in and just order a slice then sit outside and enjoy the lovely views... More

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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

A very nice place to have croissant or eggs for breakfast. It was excellent. The waiter was very nice but forgot our latte order. He gave us a freak croissant to excuse himself. That was very nice.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Stopped in with friends for a quick lunch. The line seemed long but moved very quickly. Excellent iced tea and salad plate with curried turkey salad. Everything was super fresh and delicious!

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