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Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

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504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
831-462-1200
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6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 187
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Local Food

We've loved this bakery & rosticceria for a few decades. We are locals, that have a few choice bakeries and restaurants to choose from, but one of our favorites is Gayles. It may be on the pricier side for some customers, but well worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Capitola, California
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Capitola, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We've loved this bakery & rosticceria for a few decades. We are locals, that have a few choice bakeries and restaurants to choose from, but one of our favorites is Gayles. It may be on the pricier side for some customers, but well worth it.

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Los Gatos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Come here often when in need of an authentic European pastry with a good cup of coffee. You come in take a ticket and wait for your turn, order what you want from an extensive selection from pastry to pasta and more. clerk delivers on a tray you pay and find a seat. Outdoor seating is popular (now enclosed with... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent range of choices, from hot food to sinful pastries. The staff is very helpful. Gayles can get quite crowded, although they serve people very rapidly. This is a good place to meet friends.

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Monterey, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We had lunch twice here. They make a wonderful turkey Gouda sandwich. The bread was delious. We also bought many delicious pastries to bring home. Go early as they sell out of the pastries fast. Also there are big crowds around noon.

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San Jose, CA
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I'll be short: It's worth a visit. The counter provides various main-meal options on one side (sandwiches, maybe more, as I recall). Turn the corner niear the registers and you're in cake-cookie paradise. Many choices - breads available, too. It's best to go and see for yourself. Tasty options. No wonder this place is so popular. And remember to grab... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Wow! So hard to choose! We just took a few things from the bakery to go, rolls and Garlic twist were delicious! Would definitely go back to for a meal!

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Cedar Park, Texas
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I have been coming here for years, and it has only gotten better with age. Delicious pastries, great coffee, adorable cozy atmosphere. I didn't bring my dog, but their "outdoor" patio area is pet friendly (I saw several dogs out there). There is no way I could ever visit Capitola without visiting Gayles.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Loved the decor. Parking is a bit difficult, but well worth the effort. At first glance, inside seems like a madhouse, but the wait is negligible and it is very well organized. Our first visit was for dinner, definitely try the Blue Plate Special, which changes daily. Second visit was for coffee and a snack. Line for the coffee bar... More 

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Portland, OR
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

On my annual visits to California, Gayle's Bakery is always a must-do stop. Judging from the enormous crowds that seem to be there every time I am, this is an opinion shared by many! I have rarely seen such an appealing array of items to choose from, whether it's a delicious sandwich or wrap, fresh salads of every conceivable variety,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We love this place. For eat-in or take-out. It has fantastic baked goods, deli items and coffee drinks. Yes, it sometimes has big lines, but that is because it is the best in the area. We went for lunch, dinner and breakfast on a recent trip to Capitola

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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
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?