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All 93 Capitola Restaurants

Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
831-462-1200
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Ranked #2 of 93 Restaurants in Capitola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Bakery
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
on the go
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Saw this on Yelp so tried it while in the area. Very large and so much selection! From deli and cooked foods, to easy to go packed meals, to all the wonderful pastries and desserts, there is something for everyone. We tried the Chocolate coma cookie, cowboy cookie, almond croissant and Florentines! (Get the last 2!! Delicious!) You take a... More 

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Chowchilla, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This bakery really is the best one I have been too! I stop by here whenever we are at the coast. The food is delicious (deli) and homemade. The pastries, breads, cakes, etc are just so delicious, don't come here without your sweet tooth.

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San Jose
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Gayle's is well known in Capitola. Their service is outstanding, their pastries are amazing. They also have weekly dinners and of course fresh breads and cakes. Great spot, great food, great atmosphere.

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San Francisco, California
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170 reviews 170 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is the one place we come to Santa Cruz for! Gayle's will have hot food, warm And cold sandwiches as well as their takeouts. Then the pastry section is to salivate over. Don't let the crowd over whelm you - take your number from the ticket counter and slowly make your way and choose your entrees. If you can't... More 

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Santa Cruz area CA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Where to begin? From the seasonal delights abounding: summer Gazpacho soup, Matzoh ball soup in winter; their endless variety of Blue Place Specials, such as Turkey Tetrazzini, Salmon places, incredible salads, delicious bbq ribs, Peking chicken, Diavlo chicken - all fit for a King, indeed! Beautifully prepared side dishes, spreads, sandwiches - unlike any other place! A most delightful bakery... More 

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aptos
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place saves me when I am unable to cook. Food's homecooked and good. Hot or cold; full plates or sides; lots of variety and great wheat-free options. Tonight I'm having chicken enchilada and beet, fennel, arugula salad with wheat -free pumpkin loaf for later. You will hear it's pricey but I disagree. I've owned restaurants and they are reasonably... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Been coming here for years as a Santa Cruz local, and it just dawned on me now that I never reviewed it. It has gotten quite popular over the past few years, and as such waits can be long, the hot food is good, the bakery is great. I order cakes from here a few times a year, and they... More 

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Hollister, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My fiancée and I went there and were amazed at the selection of delectables. Gayles is the type of place that you feel comfortable trying new things because everything tastes great, and is made with the best possible ingredients. We arrived, picked a number and then tried to decide which of the treats we would enjoy. Gayles has delicious sandwiches,... More 

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Capitola, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Gayle's now is dabbling in GF baked goods. Some cookies, some breads. If you are GF, support this effort. If Gayle's bakes it, it is always good!

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San Jose, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I am happy that Gayle's is doing well. As such, it is VERY crowded at all times of the day. So that says something positive about the food. Here's my brief analysis: Positives: • Pleasant French country atmosphere • Good food (not excellent though) Negatives: • The sandwiches are made early in the morning and put into a cold case.... More 

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Additional Information about Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

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

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