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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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“oatmeal” (13 reviews)
“acai bowl” (19 reviews)
“smoothie” (9 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 24 October 2017

Backyard bowls produce great tasting healthy breakfast/brunch bowls full of fresh fruit, frozen fruit blends (including acai), oats and other extras. We loved going here in our time in Santa B - after a long road trip, indulging in lots of greasy fast food options,...More

Thank Flic M
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Stumbled on this place while checking out new areas in this renovated part of town. BEST Acai berry bowl we have ever tasted. Rivals what one can find in Kauai. Justifiably busy and well worth the money, as the small bowl is more than sufficient....More

Thank AliLosAngeles
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We spent 5 days in Santa Barbara and were lucky to find Backyard Bowls on the first day (thanks Tripadvisor!). We went there four times and loved the acai berry bowls and oatmeal bowls. Great healthy tasty alternative breakfast - not easy to find anywhere...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

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 11 July 2017

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 14 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 30 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
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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