Back to the Grind

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
Mission Inn Historic District, Riverside
  • Jonathan R.
    "Best coffee house in Riverside."(2 Tips)
    Matt M.
    "Good coffee and you have to try a bottle of "The Relaxing Tea""(6 Tips)
    Ray M.
    "Open mic night on Tuesday's..."(2 Tips)
    Randy C.
    "Cool place to hang with nice vegan options and fresh juices."(2 Tips)
33 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • tea
  • casual
  • smoothies
  • cozy
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  • Rachel R.
    This was a really cool shop! The tea here was really good! And the friendly and warm staff here was a plus! That made a good experience.
  • Katy K.
    Katy KarasNovember 27, 2016
    Great atmosphere, friendly staff with tons of comfy places to sit, overall great vibe
  • Tommy T.
    Tommy TowneAugust 21, 2016
    My favorite coffee shop.
  • Melanie B.
    Melanie BrunsFebruary 17, 2016
    Great coffee and even better events. Love this place!
  • Shauna J.
    Shauna JarrellOctober 5, 2015
    Thai Iced Tea with Almond Milk
  • Erick H.
    Erick HernandezOctober 12, 2014
    Summer twins!!
  • Javier Q.
    Javier QuinteroAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My top favorite spot in Downtown Riverside. Great vibes, cool people, good tasting coffee and smoothies. Can't be beat.
  • Marie B.
    Marie Burns HolzerApril 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious gluten free oatmeal date bars on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays - be still my gluten intolerant heart!
  • Trish R.
    Trish RathgeberOctober 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Say hello to the new Mayor, I'll be there today at 5pm. Also, the cheesecake rocks sox!
  • Randy C.
    Randy ClemensAugust 28, 2013
    Cash only. Cool place to hang with nice vegan options and fresh juices.
  • Tim B.
    Tim BrownJune 8, 2013
    The Best community/arts supportive coffee house in downtown Riverside. Iconic!
  • Greg G.
    Greg GMay 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Somebody take my mayorship please I don't want it!!!
  • Greg G.
    Greg GMay 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I come here almost everyday not a huge fan of the coffee or the tea here but I love the customers/atmosphere I get a hot earl grey everyday I was asked to buy something or leave WTF go to Starbucks
  • Gary G.
    Gary GonzalezMarch 31, 2013
    Cool and unique place. However, the cappuccino was shit. Sorry. If you're gonna tout yourself as a coffee joint, represent!
  • Jeffrey S.
    Jeffrey SMarch 23, 2013
    I pity the person who is foolish enough to pay $4.59 for the "fresh-squeezed" orange juice here.
  • Tyler J.
    Tyler JohnsonFebruary 16, 2013
    Very awesome ambiance and interior. But the actual coffee wasn't anything special at all. Plus the bar is covered in advertisements which really makes this place lose some of it's feel.
  • Napoleon B.
    Napoleon BonaparteFebruary 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Unwind... with wifi
  • Brett P.
    Brett ProvanceJanuary 20, 2013
    Best coffeehouse in Riverside.
  • Krithic A.
    Krithic AnnamalaiAugust 22, 2012
    If you want a break from Starbucks, come here. Bring some headphones, it gets a little noisy.
  • California Riverside Ballet
    This will be a stop on one of the 2012 Ghost Walk Riverside tours. Learn more at
  • kachie
    kachieApril 19, 2012
    Best place to study and chill
  • Ray M.
    Ray McGuinnMarch 7, 2012
    Open mic night on Tuesday's... For music
  • April A.
    April Arana-LopezFebruary 26, 2012
    3rd Sunday of every month downstairs is a fantastic cabaret featuring amazing performers. 7:30 pm $5 student rush at the door.
  • Anthony R.
    Anthony RonnieFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Bagel melts are DElish.
  • Mandy O.
    Mandy OsmanDecember 6, 2011
    Try the Back to the Grind!
  • Meliza C.
    Meliza CervantesSeptember 5, 2011
    The red velvet cupcakes are so good. Always moist. :D
  • Nadia Z.
    Nadia ZepedaAugust 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Orange blossom outrageous is yummy
  • Brandi S.
    Brandi SpitzerAugust 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best chai in town
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RayJuly 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee house in Riverside. Very artsy and relaxed.
  • Lyn S.
    Lyn StephensonApril 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The butter brickle brownie is the best!
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartOctober 18, 2010
    Perhaps the best coffee house in Riverside, with plenty of artistry and soul.
  • Audra S.
    Audra SanchezJune 30, 2010
    Go here on Monday nights at 830pm in the basement for open mic nights with RUPO (Riverside Underground Poetry Organization). The atmosphere is amazing and very inspirational. Also, a gay friendly envi
  • Matt M.
    Matt MoodyMay 24, 2010
    Can't beat the atmosphere here! Good coffee and you have to try a bottle of "The Relaxing Tea"
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