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Backyard Bowls

331 Motor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3436
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Ranked #10 of 439 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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95% Recommend
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English first
Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was absolutely the most delicious meal I had during my vacation in California, May 2013. We even went there twice. The fruits were fresh an the service quick, although it was pretty crowded in the afternoon. I had Berry Bowl and the next time Green Bowl. I couldn´t decide, which was better. Great place for a breakfast or lunch,... More

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Lovely healthy breakfast. Absolutely loved it! Smoothies looked good to. Wish we had something like this back home in Holland!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We came to this place in the early morning, and we ate a delicious PB+J QUINOA bowl and an ISLAND BOWL. The place is clean and the staff was nice, we got our food really fast and it was so goooood! don't miss it if you're in Santa Barbara area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This place is amazing! The acai bowls are the best breakfast I have had so far in my travels. Such a great concept, I wish they had this place back in Australia.

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Lompoc, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Laguna Niguel, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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