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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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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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Cologne, Germany
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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1 Thank Christina_on_holiday
Dordrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Wendy S
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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.

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2 Thank Inbbal
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Mahalia F
Lompoc, California
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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1 Thank Tom D
Santa Barbara, California
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank hyperhobbit07
Laguna Niguel, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Lisa H
Barrington, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

Ate there every morning for three days. Marvelous! Who knew quinoa could be a warm breakfast food like oatmeal. Affordable too. Loved it! All ingredients so fresh and beautiful

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2 Thank Martin F
Thousand Oaks
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

Backyard Bowls is hands down my favorite breakfast spur in Santa Barbara. The bowls are so tasty and simply made with the freshest ingredients. I have never had anything here I don't like. Favorite breakfast bowl is the quinoia bowl with honey.

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1 Thank Kasi_Mark
London
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232 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

Found this place and decided to go for a healthy breakfast. I chose the first berry menu item, delicious fruit though a bit generous with the frozen yoghurt. I immediately wise did ordered the oatmeal dish which looked great. Nice place, relaxed. Only downside is that their orange juice apparently is from concentrate which is strange for a healthy style... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?