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Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

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504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
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6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Great Bakery and Sandwiches

Conveniently located above Capitola Village, Gayle's has amazing baked goods, an excellent deli counter and tasty breakfast sandwiches.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Monterey, California
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Monterey, California
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Conveniently located above Capitola Village, Gayle's has amazing baked goods, an excellent deli counter and tasty breakfast sandwiches.

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Fair Oaks, California
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156 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many selections, and so much sweet and savory. I was overwhelmed by so many things to choose from. I went with a party of 7 and we each had something different and all was excellent. From the simple raspberry filled cookie to the eclair and the brownies all were so tasty. We liked it so much we took home... More 

Thank Susanlynn53
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a pleasant place to meet friends. It is clean and the choices are extensive. Everything is clean, the salad I had looked good but was bland. There may be a way to spice that up next time. A bit expensive for what we got.,

Thank CoastalTraveler_11
Santa Cruz
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to Gayles for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sometimes all three in one day, which is way to exorbitant, and I try to avoid, but it's so wonderful and convenient. It's perfect for locals, tourists, families, friends, and solo diners who want to feel comfortable dining alone. The baked goods, the breads, the salads, the soups, the daily blue... More 

Thank W.R.F.
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gayle's has been a favorite for many years. Love sitting in the fireplace room with friends and enjoying coffee, pastries, egg croissants, etc.

Thank Pam G
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bakery items are good. Cakes are delicious. Service can take forever because of the lines. Seating area is nice. But counter service only.

Thank bl1416
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We were told to come here for fresh bread. They were right, there was a great variety at a reasonable cost. Also we talked to a few people in line and said the food and bakery good were great. If you want fresh food and bread, this is a good place to stop by in capitola.

Thank bjw54321
Centerville, Utah
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Big variety of sandwiches, salads and other lunch type items in addition to the incredible baked goods. Place is crowded, but their take a number system works great. Tons of employees to wait on you so you get your food quickly. Lots of seating. Plus we share the same first name so I had to eat here! She has been... More 

Thank motorcitygal74
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We happened to stumble across place by chance, we weren't expecting much but WOW this place blew our socks off! Every town should have a place like this! Firstly we could not believe how many hot dishes were available to eat in or take out, the choice of sides and salads too were amazing. It was really bustling, a great... More 

Thank Aneleh
Irvine, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We try to go out to Capitola about once a year and one place we always stop by is Gayle's. As a pastry chef, I can tell you this place is the awesome! We have tried several of the pastries but our favorite is the crème brulee. We even get to keep the ramekins and we have accumulated quite a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: 831-462-1200

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?