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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” (19 reviews)
“island bowl” (11 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 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.

Thank Undread
Reviewed 16 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...

Thank SavageKing
Reviewed 24 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!!...More

Thank SweetPeaAdventures
Reviewed 6 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...More

Thank 51impr
Reviewed 26 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!

Thank politeonplanes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

I ordered the berry bowl and my partner ordered the tropical bowl. A "small" is still huge; come hungry! The bowl is a very thick smoothie (consistency of frozen yogurt) topped with granola, fresh fruit, and other toppings specific to your chosen bowl. The combination...More

Thank ESPK
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We did a lot of heavy eating on our trip to Santa Barbara, so this spot gave us a refreshing relief. Their bowls are delicious. I will say though that we went multiple times, and they use under-ripe bananas almost exclusively. Not great. But other...More

1  Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Fantastic place for an alternative and very healthy breakfast/lunch. With lots of types of shakes, breakfast bowls, fruit bowls, granola...some unusual combinations, but worked well. Place is buzzing and there is a small area to eat in if you chose, or you can order and...More

2  Thank Kimborob
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Really, I just can't. It was however really fresh, tart and tasty. I took a small Island Bowl and it was more than enough to cover for lunch. Great taste, never tried acai before, but the smoothie tasted something like raspberries. Service was quick but...More

1  Thank hoeatowaka
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Unfortunately they add too much processed sugar to their bowls. Fruit doesn't need added sugar so I'm not sure why they insist on making this sickeningly sweet. I wish they had a no sugar option but unfortunately they do not.

Thank Charlotte G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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