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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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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If only we could get Granola like this in England!!

We enjoyed a great and really healthy breakfast here during our Californian Road trip holiday back in May. This open-fronted venue (with undercover seating is situated quite close to the junction of the main shopping street and the seafront promenade. Super choice of healthy, freshly prepared... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Humber region
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Humber region
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a great and really healthy breakfast here during our Californian Road trip holiday back in May. This open-fronted venue (with undercover seating is situated quite close to the junction of the main shopping street and the seafront promenade. Super choice of healthy, freshly prepared Granolas, Mueslis etc. - a welcome and much needed healthy alternative to all those... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Really enjoyed this place. We had a Mama's Oatmeal Bowl, Spartan Bowl, and shared a Kale Smoothie. Skipped the honey on all of them, personally think this stuff is sweet enough with just the fruit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Didn't want to eat a boring & unhealthy breakfast at our hotel. My husband & I shared a bowl of oatmeal and a bowl of yogurt. Yummy. A little pricey but so much healthier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great selection of bowls. Fresh ingredients, huge portions, fast service. A must when looking for healthy options! Yum!

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San Francisco, California
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?