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331 Motor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3436
+1 805-845-5379
08:00 - 17:00
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 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.

Thank foodie16
Toronto, Canada
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 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)>

Thank gary s
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 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.

Thank Spike927
Cologne, Germany
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 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 

1 Thank Christina_on_holiday
Dordrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Lovely healthy breakfast. Absolutely loved it! Smoothies looked good to. Wish we had something like this back home in Holland!

Thank Wendy S
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We came to this place in the early morning, and we ate a delicious PB+J QUINOA bowl and an ISLAND BOWL. The place is clean and the staff was nice, we got our food really fast and it was so goooood! don't miss it if you're in Santa Barbara area.

2 Thank Inbbal
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 May 2014

This place is amazing! The acai bowls are the best breakfast I have had so far in my travels. Such a great concept, I wish they had this place back in Australia.

Thank Mahalia F
Lompoc, California
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

After a lifetime of struggling with my weight, I've finally found a restaurant with a menu I love and that doesn't make me feel guilty about indulging. Every bowl is a treasure of berries, bananas, granola and whatever else in each recipe--always just the right balance of sweet and crunchy. Service is usually fast and ALWAYS pleasant. I like that... More 

1 Thank Tom D
Santa Barbara, California
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Backyard Bowls provides super delicious and filling food. They have fresh, quality ingredients on their menu. The bowls are great for breakfast and will give you loads of energy for the day!

Thank hyperhobbit07
Laguna Niguel, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014

I read another review on this site about Backyard Bowls for breakfast, so my husband, daughter and I decided to give it a try when we visited Santa Barbara for the weekend. I can't recall exactly what we had, but they all included various mixtures of grains, fruit, acai, nuts, etc., and were very satisfying (in a healthy, fiber-ful way),... More 

Thank Lisa H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?