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Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
831-462-1200
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Ranked #2 of 91 restaurants in Capitola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Madera, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a fave with locals and tourists alike. You take a number and eventually get waited on, then order away! There is a food side and a bakery side. I actually think the food is better than the bakery, but both are good. There is also a coffee bar to go along with your sweets! On a recent visit... More

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Napa
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92 reviews 92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This place is a must. They have got the recipe down for what people want, what they want to eat, how they want to have it served to them, and in what atmosphere. It is fun, casual, and it offers a lot of choices from fruits, vegetables, great coffee, all kinds of pastries and desserts, and on and on. Definitely... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We always make a visit to Gayle's when we are in Santa Cruz! No matter what time of day it is always busy, but after taking a number then we have time to choose. One side is the rotisserie and the other the bakery. Everything is delicious!

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San Jose, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

First things first. Be careful parking here. The lot is always busy, and drivers ignore the one way signs and "Do Not Enter" markings. If possible stay on the public streets... Now you're inside make your way to the ticket machine. You'll have plenty of time to 'shop' around the display cases. There's hot food and Rotisserie chicken, cold foods... More

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San Francisco, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Whether you're just stopping by for dessert or a whole meal, this bakery has it all. Whenever I'm in the Capitola area, I always make an effort to stop here. All the food is exquisite, and be sure to pick up a pastry or two for breakfast the next morning.

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San Francisco
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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This place is fun, even if you even love to just people-watch. In the hour or so we were there, they went through their 1-100 list of 'take-a-number' about 3 times. This place works. Your number comes up and the helpful employee directs you to make your selection from the extensive bakery area, then around to the already prepared excellent... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Enjoyed the food although very busy. Lots to choose from. Had breakfast and also bought yummies for later on the beach . Plan to return next time I'm in the area .

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boston area
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

great eye appeal! the Ticket machine was a bit confusing but the line moved quickly. We stopped for lunch take-out and ended up getting pastries for b'fast the next day. It was so good we ended up back the next day to get dinner and more pastries!

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Vacaville, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Food selections galore and they charge by weight, so you can get as much or as little as you want. Delicious food, affordable prices. Desserts, desserts, desserts! There were 5 of us and we each ordered something different from sugar cookies to German chocolate cake to cinnamon rolls. So fresh so fab!

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Southrn California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It was late, I was tired, in town on business, and just looking for a decent meal. A couple of locals pointed me toward Gayle's - I envy them living so close by! Gayle's is well set up for take-out. They had an incredible number of offerings - I pieced together a delicious healthy meal to take back to my... More

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