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Simple Simon's


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Cafe, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews lunch sandwiches bread potato salad molasses cookies pastrami sandwich carrot cake french toast mission inn downtown riverside sandwich shop bakery items worth the wait order at the counter fresh ingredients pedestrian mall local favorite
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite bakeries. I drive and hour to get there a few times each year. Today my wife and I had a pastrami & Swiss on sourdough and a chicken apple sausage sandwich. The pastrami was a little stingy with the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Kirk M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We waited in a big line to eat breakfast on Saturday morning. Yes it was worth the wait. Delicious and generous spinach and bacon omelette.. crispy potatoes and a toasted croissant that was divine. If i lived here this would be my go to place...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank nancymU9768AX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is still a wonderful sandwich shop after all these years. In the shadow of the historic Mission Inn, it is a delightful place to stop for a breakfast or a lunch. This is the first time I've been back in over a decade, and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Michael E
Reviewed July 2, 2019

This is not only the best lunch spot in Riverside, it is the best for miles around. Fresh ingredients, innovative menu and great atmosphere make this the best spot for breakfast or lunch when you are downtown. Don't miss the gazpacho for a refreshing summer...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 12deniset
Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

First time visit. In town visiting family and they recommend this place. We were there around 8 am on a Friday morning, not too busy. The place smells amazing as soon as you walk in. Lots of bakery items, breakfast options, and lunch options. We...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ettaylor
Reviewed June 5, 2019

This is located on a downtown pedestrian mall. You wait in line to order at the counter & they call your name when it's ready. you can dine indoors or outdoors. They have an interesting selection of sandwiches & salads, as well as soups &...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank lucy6ducks
Reviewed June 4, 2019

The three of us enjoyed our sandwiches and salads. The food was very fresh, and the staff was friendly. We ate outside on a lovely day,

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Maria C
Reviewed May 21, 2019

Just stopped in to buy a loaf of bread and a cookie. Cookie was good - but bread was AWESOME! Usually I think that the best sourdough comes from San Francisco - but this was just as good. Just yummy! Round loaf was $5.25

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank sharrongeg
Reviewed May 19, 2019

Lots of great breakfast and lunch choices. Outdoor seating in a pedestrian mall. The croissants were not only enormous but freshly baked and buttery. Reminded me of Paris.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Gourmetgerry
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

My first time here. Came in no line. 45 minutes later, I’m still waiting for my vanilla latte. They told me they were backed up. Kind of disappointed waiting for my drink as I was finishing up my omelette (which I was very impressed). Be...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Response from FranChasen | Reviewed this property |
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Because he was stole a pie!
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