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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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  • 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
Delicious breakfast

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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KY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
6 helpful votes 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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Santa Barbara, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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?