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331 Motor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3436
+1 805-845-5379
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07:00 - 17:00
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Beverly Hills, California
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225 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 itself isn't too sweet, thank goodness. I'm happy to have experienced a laid back place... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 here everyday if I could!

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Thank agnoel
Naples, Florida
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 pot, portion size was very good, yoghurt was very sweet, walnuts, strawberries, blackberries and honey.... More 

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Thank NCLman1979
Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank WanderVision
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

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Thank Undread
Silver Spring, Maryland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

great mix of healthyand yummy ingredients - only downside is the frozen acai custard base they use , created a brain freeze first thing in the morning...

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Thank SavageKing
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

After a nice morning bike ride, we headed to Backyard Bowl for a filling, yummy breakfast and it did not disappoint. Service was super friendly, atmosphere was cool and the breakfast was delicious. I ordered the island bowl (regular size and it was a huge!! next time I'll order a Kids portion) Hubby got the regular Acai oatmeal bowl and... More 

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Thank SweetPeaAdventures
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

I visited here on a recommendation from a wine tour operator, of all things, and had a VERY good breakfast. The standard Backyard Bowl was a real winner but the power bowl was also outstanding. It's very expensive, though, with almost anything over $8 and plenty over $12.

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Thank 51impr
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Good for you....and the planet. I was impressed with the variety of offerings. I wound up getting the Tropical smoothie, and it had ginger, pineapple, and mango. It was soooo good. All the to-go cups were plant based too!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?