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Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

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504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
831-462-1200
Today
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 149
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food!

Our group of 3 thought to check out this place as it was about 3p. We thought the place would be empty or near, but it wasn't! There were people all over the bakery buying their treats. Be sure to grab a number from the dispenser as they serve by number only. After perusing the display... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
AFonger
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Rosemead, CA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rosemead, CA
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Our group of 3 thought to check out this place as it was about 3p. We thought the place would be empty or near, but it wasn't! There were people all over the bakery buying their treats. Be sure to grab a number from the dispenser as they serve by number only. After perusing the display cases, we ordered our... More 

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Gilbert, AZ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stopped by after a trip to the beach. We picked up an easy dinner from the deli counter and desserts. Everything was fantastic! The garlic shrimp and strawberry shortcake cookies were particularly memorable.

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Oakdale, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Anything they bake or cook is top-rated. It is pricey, and just as good as Carmel or SF. Take a number as soon as you come in, then examine menu or bakery goods. It could be 10 minutes before you are called.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While shopping in Capitola we were looking for a quick lunch and good coffee and what better place than Gayle's. They serve local Verve coffee, delicious. With so many choices for a lunch entree and a sweet treat you can't go wrong. Now with the enclosed patio and a cozy fireplace it is a wonderful afternoon treat to stop in... More 

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Alameda, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We try to make it to Gayle's every time we go to Capitola. The deli choices are almost unlimited. The Bakery goods are are always wonderful. Kind of pricy, but it is worth it.

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Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This place is the best for home cooked food if you don't have time to cook... or just go get desert. Their products are tasty and a little pricey.

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California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Whenever we go to Capitoa or Santa Cruz this place is a must to dine at, it's one of the reasons we come this way!

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Yreka, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Some oF tHe Best bAgUeTte bRead anYwHere....BoUght a lOaf.... aSked fOr sOme butTer aNd sAt at a tAble aNd aTe hAlf tHe lOaf....tHe breAd wAs dEsSert.... ,orDerEd SOme dElI aND baKeRy iTEMs....But tHe staR oF gAyLe's iS tHe bREaD.....hANdS doWN... tHE LinES aRe lONg sO eXpEcT a ShOrT wAIT........tHe pARKING Is aTRoCIoUS.....

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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120 reviews 120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Great food and bakery items. We met friends and sat in front of the fireplace which was nice. We had breakfast and coffee, all which were good. And, of course had to buy cookies and cinnamon rolls to go. Will always come back.

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Galt
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71 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Parking is awful! Great deli and baked goods. Take a number when you walk in! Everything is double or more in price than other local places. Be prepared for a wait. You will have to decide if it's worth it. Be patient or be gone. Hope this helped. Please mark it so if it did. Thanks.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm

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