We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Backyard Bowls

331 Motor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3436
+1 805-845-5379
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oatmeal” (13 reviews)
“acai bowl” (20 reviews)
Closed Now
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
331 Motor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3436
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (139)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 123 reviews

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This was a great find on our recent visit to Santa Barbara. I was craving some healthy food and Backyard Bowls certainly hit the spot. The portions are generous and the bowls delicious. I tried the berry bowl. The fruit was really fresh and preparation...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We tried three different bowls during our stay in SB and they were all very delicious! Shares a large together and had more than enough. Don't leave Santa Barbara without having a bowl here :)

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Stefanie M
Reviewed 15 September 2018

The bowls are really good there but they were really cold so it was really hard to eat. If they were not as cold they would be perfect.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jacktheflag
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Just AMAZING acai bowls!!! You literally can pick any item on the menu and you will be super thrilled:) Definitely get large portion - great deal plus you will prolong your joy :) All the ingredients are very fresh and super healthy. I can eat...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Valeriya M
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I love the açaí berry bowl with honey for a breakfast or lunch treat! The bowls are filling and make me feel like I just ate something good for my body. Yummy!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jill S
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Great stop for a quick lunch. Super tasty açaí bowls with fresh fruit and ingredients. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Delicious to the max! Had a tricky morning trying to find a good healthy breakfast. No sugar, eggs, pastry. Realised this place didn’t do coffee so picked one up at ‘The French Press’ - yum. Chose an Açai Bowl which was awesome- 💕🙏🏻 Thanks guys!...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sazzieManchester
Reviewed 1 May 2018

After an indulgent weekend, this place hit the spot. We got the dragon bowl and split it and it was perfect. Glad we spotted it during our trip.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Katie_h905
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Healthy days starts with Backyard Bowls in Santa Barbara, CA. Full of nuts, fresh fruits, oats and milk with acai. Truely healthy treat

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank udaym2016
Reviewed 25 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

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank flicmax
Nearby HotelsSee all 54 hotels in Santa Barbara
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
831 reviews
.17 km away
The Wayfarer
422 reviews
.19 km away
Haley Hotel
6 reviews
.21 km away
Hotel Santa Barbara
391 reviews
.32 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Lilly's Tacos
152 reviews
.11 km away
Enterprise Fish Co.
1,215 reviews
.20 km away
Hana Kitchen
7 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
Reagan Ranch Center
250 reviews
.22 km away
Moreton Bay Fig Tree
335 reviews
.16 km away
MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation
47 reviews
.33 km away
Oreana Winery and Tasting Room
44 reviews
.34 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Backyard Bowls staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing