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Backyard Bowls

331 Motor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3436
805-845-5379
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Ranked #8 of 428 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Lompoc, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

After a lifetime of struggling with my weight, I've finally found a restaurant with a menu I love and that doesn't make me feel guilty about indulging. Every bowl is a treasure of berries, bananas, granola and whatever else in each recipe--always just the right balance of sweet and crunchy. Service is usually fast and ALWAYS pleasant. I like that... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Backyard Bowls provides super delicious and filling food. They have fresh, quality ingredients on their menu. The bowls are great for breakfast and will give you loads of energy for the day!

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Orange, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I read another review on this site about Backyard Bowls for breakfast, so my husband, daughter and I decided to give it a try when we visited Santa Barbara for the weekend. I can't recall exactly what we had, but they all included various mixtures of grains, fruit, acai, nuts, etc., and were very satisfying (in a healthy, fiber-ful way),... More

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Ate there every morning for three days. Marvelous! Who knew quinoa could be a warm breakfast food like oatmeal. Affordable too. Loved it! All ingredients so fresh and beautiful

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Thousand Oaks
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

Backyard Bowls is hands down my favorite breakfast spur in Santa Barbara. The bowls are so tasty and simply made with the freshest ingredients. I have never had anything here I don't like. Favorite breakfast bowl is the quinoia bowl with honey.

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London
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Found this place and decided to go for a healthy breakfast. I chose the first berry menu item, delicious fruit though a bit generous with the frozen yoghurt. I immediately wise did ordered the oatmeal dish which looked great. Nice place, relaxed. Only downside is that their orange juice apparently is from concentrate which is strange for a healthy style... More

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Moscow, Russia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We drove in from big sur and did not make it for brunch to a nearby place. To our surprise the bowls of fruit, yoghurt and oatmeal here were delicious

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Friendly employees make ordering your acai bowl or smoothie a fun experience. The food is fresh and delicious topped with amazing granola and local honey or agave. YUM! if you are allergic to a certain fruit, make sure to tell the cashier and they will wash out the blender really well before making your smoothie :)

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Sacramento, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love these refreshing bowls of fruit and vegetables. I recommend trying to get a coupon booklet from UCSB if you get a chance to save 25%/

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Linlithgow, Scotland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Great selection of smoothies, juices, and breakfast bowls. So healthy and so delicious. No wonder it is always so busy.

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