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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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8:00 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, Takeout

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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  • 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
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Fantastic place for an alternative and very healthy breakfast/lunch. With lots of types of shakes, breakfast bowls, fruit bowls, granola...some unusual combinations, but worked well. Place is buzzing and there is a small area to eat in if you chose, or you can order and take your healthy breakfast... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kimborob
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic place for an alternative and very healthy breakfast/lunch. With lots of types of shakes, breakfast bowls, fruit bowls, granola...some unusual combinations, but worked well. Place is buzzing and there is a small area to eat in if you chose, or you can order and take your healthy breakfast away.

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Thank Kimborob
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really, I just can't. It was however really fresh, tart and tasty. I took a small Island Bowl and it was more than enough to cover for lunch. Great taste, never tried acai before, but the smoothie tasted something like raspberries. Service was quick but there really wasn't any queue or anything either. Don't think it's spacious enough for more... More 

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Thank hoeatowaka
Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately they add too much processed sugar to their bowls. Fruit doesn't need added sugar so I'm not sure why they insist on making this sickeningly sweet. I wish they had a no sugar option but unfortunately they do not.

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Thank Charlotte G
Anaheim, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Had some time to kill by myself for lunch. Had the Berry Bowl and it was great. I got a Large, which was huge. Great flavor, great ingredients, great place.

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Thank Jason D
California
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We stopped here two mornings in a row. The first visit we ordered the breakfast bowl called PB & J Quinoa. This was amazing but too much food for one person. My husband ordered the same bowl since we love peanut butter. The jelly was tasty and the almonds made this bowl so good. I didn't get a ton of... More 

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Thank fivemutts
California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Each of the Backyard Bowls are a bit different. I like the La Cumbre Plaza one best of all, don't know if it's their employees, the location, or I go their the most. Every bowl is tasty and every bowl is extremely satisfying.

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Thank runningtrip
Humber region
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 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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Thank Amanda Q
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Jacqueline S
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?