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3575 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3328
951-784-0800
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Vegetarian selections

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.'

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
cariL44
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Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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.'

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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.

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Camarillo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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.

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West Hollywood, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Wear layers because you will strip them all off! It is warm in there and no a/c. No wifi this day but last time they did - so spotty? Eclectic tables and chairs adds to the college-like atmosphere with the same eclectic music. Most were students with a few folks over 35. A large bar (looks like this place was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We always make a point of going to the grind whenever we are downtown. It's just good coffee and good service.

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Rancho Cucamonga, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Back to the grind is unique in its character. It has big overstuffed sofas and chairs. The aroma of rich coffee and sweet pastries fills your nostrils and your soul. It is comfortable; like being in your own living room and is a great place to go with a friend or friends for socialization...or alone for quiet and relaxation.

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HERMITAGE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We were in Riverside for synchronized swimming nationals. We went to Back to the Grind on days 2-5. The staff were super friendly and asked us for daily updates on the competition. They were personable and made a great place even better. The baked goods were fresh and decadent. We brought some of the swimmers with us for lunch and... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The title says it all. I love finding coffee house with eclectic decor, a quiet atmosphere, and comfy furniture to sit and read in. Located just around the block from the Mission Inn. This is a great place to visit and have some quiet time.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

In the peak of my coffee usage I have learned that we do not flock to the huge chain coffee houses due to a good cup of coffee, we flock there because of the convenience of them being literally at every corner. Try your local coffee shop (such as this one) for a few weeks then tell me if the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I happened to pass by Back to the Grind in the evening and made the wise decision of popping in. The food wasn't fancy but it was good, there was a nice variety and reasonably priced. At some point a group of seven young musicians launched into a vibrant and delightful jazz jam session which proved to be the highlight... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3575 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3328
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: 951-784-0800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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