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“Nice, but not my cup of tea.”
Review of Back To The Grind

Back To The Grind
Ranked #11 of 25 Quick Bites in Riverside
Cuisines: American, Deli
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

My husband and I met another couple here on our way from Orange County to Phoenix. When traveling we like to stop at unique spots opposed to chains. Service is slow as mentioned by other reviewers but that was not a problem for us. The food was good but nothing special. I think it would be a nice spot for people who smoke or like to bring their pets to eat with them. While there is no smoking allowed inside, the smoke fumes from the patio make it into the interior through the back door that is left open. Also, dogs are not limited to the patio. During my stop, which was a Sunday at 11:00 am, I would say that the majority of the customers were there with their dogs. That is all very nice for dog lovers, but not so nice if you have allergies. In summary, nice place for smokers and dog owners.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank Diane C
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Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Free WiFi...plenty of nice seating options..tables..easy chairs. Also serve simple food items sandwiches...back patio for smokers too.

It's cash only...which is kind of stupid in this day and age. Parking can be a challenge and of course it's all metered psy parking.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MartyeMiller
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

Riverside Downtown coffee shop with character! We stopped by here today on a Saturday afternoon. We parked at the lot 44 metered parking area, which was free of charge since it was a weekend. The parking lot has a cool colorful wall mural and is a 2 minute walk to Back to the Grind. The interior has exposed brick, lots of books and interesting art objects, and lots of cozy tables. We ordered Iced Coffee with Torani banana syrup. It was so good and refreshing on this 89 degree day. We have been to this shop a few times and highly recommend it.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Thank MandC0218
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Reviewed October 11, 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!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank suzansuz4sure
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Reviewed April 13, 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.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank meliandpablo
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