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331 Motor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3436
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Ranked #12 of 454 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Santa Barbara, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Santa Barbara, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My 26 year old and I had each had yummy large bowls with pureed fruit and acai berries and toppings of granola, more fresh fruit of your choosing, including tropical fruit, if desired. He had the power bowl. Always his request when he visits home.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Fab selection, good and fresh. I hadn't experienced these before but thought them delicious. Puréed acai berries make a great foundation and there was a bit of crunch too.

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a good place for breakfast, everything is served in a bowl and the combinations are interesting and quite tasty. we really enjoyed it. (the bowls are quite large so sharing is not a bad idea)>

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We seemed to be the only tourists there, as everyone else were locals. Delicious breakfast bowls full of fresh fruit, granola and other good things.

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Cologne, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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