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3639 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501-2838
+1 951-369-6030
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07:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 07:30 - 17:00
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Riverside, California
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This family owned restaurant is one of Riverside's finest sandwich shops. Freshly baked breads, unique salads, fresh hot and cold soups, cold or grilled sandwiches with multiple options, and some of the most mouthwatering desserts you'd ever want to taste. Think Panera or Paradise Bakeries and then add a couple of Stars. They've been doing this for more than 30... More 

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california
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Always interesting items on the menu. Fresh ingredients, never been disappointed. Their apple sausage is my weakness. Great bakery items as well.

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Thank caclemor
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I enjoy this place, is a great hangout to meet friends. The food is delicious, bread is fresh and the side orders and sweets are equally delicious. Beware, if you seat outside don't be surprised to have homeless ask for money. If you are okay with that the outdoors seating is great. The indoors have benches which are very roomy... More 

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Thank Bertha B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love the food. Home made baked goods are wonderful and the food is great. There is often a line, but it moves fairly quickly. They have seating both indoors and outside. Their breakfast offerings include omelettes and egg sandwiches as well as eggs, bacon, sausages and yummy fried potatoes. We love their fresh bread and raspberry... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

There is usually a line to wait but in moves fairly quickly. It helps to know what you want so walking up and grabbing a menu is a good idea while you wait in line. I highly recommend the chicken tarragon sandwich on a croissant!! Yummy! plenty of others to choose from so try them all if you are coming... More 

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san diego
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Truly, where's the beef? Long waits for your food end with a whole bunch of bread on your sandwich with relatively little in between. This is apparently the result of new owners. The place has gone downhill since I visited a year ago, and some locals agreed. Go next door to The Upper Crust instead.

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Dallas, Texas
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267 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Service was weird. The cashier seemed angry that I wanted actual silverware, not plastic ware. But our sandwiches were good, the coffee was good, and I'm glad we went.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Good varied menu and great coffee. Comfortable and very central. Order at bar, pay and then they serve you. Huge portions. Had omelette which excellent.

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Thank Annie S
Riverside, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I've been going to Simple Simons for years! Their fresh breads make for delicious sandwiches, and you MUST get their pasta salad. Not really gluten friendly, and you're going to pay for the quality, but it's worth it. Fresh squeezed OJ and grapefruit juice!

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Thank Y8672PBannad
Riverside, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I have been frequenting this bakery/more than sandwich shop for over 15years. The food is consistently fresh and delicious. This shop offers unique sandwiches (lamb, mediterranean, vegetarian) with the freshest ingrediants. I always buy a loaf of bread and the baked goods are over the top! I recommend Simple Simons to anyone who appreciates food!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3639 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501-2838
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-369-6030

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