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Backyard Bowls

331 Motor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3436
+1 805-845-5379
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“acai bowl” (17 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
331 Motor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3436
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Whenever we are in Santa Barbara this is a favorite breakfast place. The island bowl is my favorite bowl with the coconut on top. Servings are huge and a small is plenty for one. I only wish we had one in my hometown.

Thank Amanda33203
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We get acai bowls wherever we go. Got hooked on them in Hawaii, and we make them at home. Backyard Bowls was started by two friends who wanted to create the best acai bowls, and they have done that!! Some of the best we've ever...More

Thank Rodfive
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We called by here for a healthy breakfast. The bowls are made to order with really fresh fruit. A really tasty and healthy breakfast. The place was very busy so you can expect to have to wait a while, but well worth it.

Thank UkSil
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I love this place. All healthy stuff and made to order. As has been mentioned on other reviews, it's a bit surfer dude / hippy but / trendy tattoos but, you are in California after all!! Even as a hard nosed Londoner, I thought this...More

Thank R1der
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Hippies have difficulty cleaning anything. So don't expect a clean environment here. My nose started running and I was sneezing - while sitting in their semi-outdoor patio. I wondered if my spoon was washed? The food itself is doused in honey or agave. The Acai...More

Thank MitsoukoRussie
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Everything about this lovely, smoothie cafe tucked on the very end of State Street ticks all the boxes Santa Barbara has reputed for - ultimate perfection. Anything off the Backyard menu will leave you feeling full, vibrate and well worth the price. I would eat...More

Thank agnoel
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Acai and fruit bows, different varieties offered. They also have smoothies. We chose the fruit bowls and they were fresh and tasty!

Thank georga b
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We were on a trip up the West Coast, stayed in various hotels along the way, ate all the pancakes, bacon, maple syrup...man v food breakfasts you could imagine, but this place beats them all hands down. Fresh clean, healthy options. I tried the yoghurt...More

Thank NCLman1979
Reviewed 17 October 2016

These guys were the pioneer in the Acai bowl world 6 years ago, and in my opinion have the best acai in town. The 'Backyard Bowl' is their flagship deluxe bowl with all the goodies.

Thank WanderVision
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This place is the real deal. It's a treasure and a treat to yourself when you discover, and it's also addicting. They only use good ingredients, none of that high corn fructose syrup. And for that, all of our bodies are thankful.

Thank Undread
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 331 Motor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3436
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-845-5379
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