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331 Motor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3436
805-845-5379
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best breakfast bowls

I recommend the Island Bowl if you want something fruity and fresh! Its a delicious blend of Acaí, Banana, Mango, Pineapple Juice & Coconut Milk. Perfect texture then topped with Banana, Strawberry, Blueberry, Coconut Shavings, Granola & Honey. The small bowl is so filling you don't need a large... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Everic1227
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Santa Barbara, California
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Santa Barbara, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I recommend the Island Bowl if you want something fruity and fresh! Its a delicious blend of Acaí, Banana, Mango, Pineapple Juice & Coconut Milk. Perfect texture then topped with Banana, Strawberry, Blueberry, Coconut Shavings, Granola & Honey. The small bowl is so filling you don't need a large unless you plan on sharing or are a very hungry fellow.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great healthy and tasty breakfast! The bowls are filled to the top with fruits, berries and super fruits. Tastes amazing!

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Walnut Creek, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Got dragged here by my daughter. Didn't want a bowl of grass and shredded Zig Zag paper...however upon tasting this concoction I was won over and will be returning. Super healthy and incredibly tasty. If getting healthy tastes like this? I'm in....

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Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Can never go wrong with this place. You have the option of creating your own bowl or created specialties on their menu. I haven't had one that I didn't enjoy and not to mention they're good for you! All of the options have a perfect blend of flavors and textures. Great way to eating towards a healthy lifestyle AND enjoying... More 

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Newbury Park, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I look forward to visiting backyard bowl when in SB. The recipe of their Island bowl is perfectly calculated. The portions are generous and flavor is delicious. I've tried other shops similar to it and none compare. Highly recommended.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Excellent bowls and smoothies. Generous serving of berries and a huge menu to choose from. Went back twice in one day!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Really great, inventive breakfast with beautiful ingredients; if only they did coffee (the coffee from the place a couple of doors away was horrible, even by US standards)

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Linden, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My daughter has raved about Acai bowls for the past 6 months and we got lucky and stumbled on a tiny place on State Street in Santa Barbara that had them. I had the berry bowl and my husband had the tropical bowl. The cost was $6.00 for a small which was more than filling. Everything was freshly prepared in... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My 26 year old and I had each had yummy large bowls with pureed fruit and acai berries and toppings of granola, more fresh fruit of your choosing, including tropical fruit, if desired. He had the power bowl. Always his request when he visits home.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Fab selection, good and fresh. I hadn't experienced these before but thought them delicious. Puréed acai berries make a great foundation and there was a bit of crunch too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 331 Motor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3436
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-845-5379

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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