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Backyard Bowls

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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

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  • 16
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great breakfast spot

Great place for creative, healthy breakfast. You can mix and match and create a great meal with fruit, granola, nuts, superfoods, almond milk.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
lindalbert
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San Francisco, California
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English first
San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great place for creative, healthy breakfast. You can mix and match and create a great meal with fruit, granola, nuts, superfoods, almond milk.

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Marina del Rey, California
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was my very first Acai bowl, so I didn't have much to compare it to. That being said, I loved it! The texture is thicker than a smoothie, but still creamy. Delicious for breakfast or snack. I had a large, but a small probably would have been enough. Now, every Acai bowl I have I compare against this, which... More 

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California
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109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This was my first time having an acai bowl. It is pretty good. The place is very loud due to the preparation of the bowls. The bathroom is next door at the coffee shop. This place encouraged me to try other acai bowls out. I had no problem finding free parking a minute walk away.

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Santa Barbara, California
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120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

i just wish I could walk here from my office or I would eat it nearly every day. Island bowl with honey is legit

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Northern New Jersey
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

From the name, I initially thought this was an outdoor furniture store. Then, I came across some TripAdvisor reviews and decided to try Backyard Bowls for lunch. Boy, am I glad I did. The Berry Bowl was a delicious and surprisingly filling combination of acai pulp, freshly cut strawberries, banana, blueberry and more. Two pieces of advice; 1) Pay attention... More 

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KY
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a charming, unassuming counter based restaurant that serves delicious and nutritious bowls choc full of goji berries, oatmeal, fruit, and/or veggies. Great way to start the day!

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Pleasanton, California
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

What a find! This place is amazing. The "fruit" bowls were ordered were delicious! They contained fresh fruit - bananas, blue berries, other fruits and berries all mixed together in a raspberry yogurt and served cold. Wonderful tastes! A great way to start your morning.

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Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Additional Information about Backyard Bowls

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

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?