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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
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 163
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  • 69
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
Consistently outstanding food, bakery, service

Amazing array of cold and hot, grab and go food. Killer bakery with delicious assortment of cakes, pies, bars, tarts, etc...with real, yummy ingredients. Take a number as soon as you arrive. It looks chaotic but is a well-oiled machine. Can be tough to find seating there but it's an option. Ideal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
chicklynickly
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San Carlos, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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San Carlos, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing array of cold and hot, grab and go food. Killer bakery with delicious assortment of cakes, pies, bars, tarts, etc...with real, yummy ingredients. Take a number as soon as you arrive. It looks chaotic but is a well-oiled machine. Can be tough to find seating there but it's an option. Ideal for treats on the run.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Hard to find parking at peak hours but once in the door just take a number...service is well coordinated...super selection of premade deli-showcased food and all that I tried was very tasty...a balanced meal with dessert may run you approximately $15-$30. My favorites was the baked polenta, teriyaki salmon, grilled asparagus...the almond croissant was filled with almond custard and the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great bakery. Pastries and cookies fresh and delicious...pretty expensive...Italian bread was so good and affordable.

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Santa Fe, NM
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visited several times during our stay. Excellent baked goods, pies, lunch & coffee. It is very busy, so take a number as soon as you enter - you should have enough time to decide before your number is called. Try the quiche (for real men only). Get goodies here and take to the beach.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

There was everything from Rotisserie Chicken, sandwiches,salads, condiments, pastries and much much more.

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Monterey, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

...Let us thank them for their food! Plenty of testimonials here, but I wanted to add my admiration for a Bakery/Cafe that consistently offers friendly service, fresh food and a clean environment, seven days a week. Take the Bay St. exit off of Hwy 1 and go West for about a mile.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Well for a small dollop of tuna salad on a cup of lettuce, I find this place a bit pricey. I am cognizant of the clientele and the neighborhood but it is still pricey. The customer service is a tad slow even though it has this “take a number” system. From the main entrance, the baked goods are found on... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It's hard to choose with so many choices. Lots of sandwiches and salads for lunch, veggie items too. The staff is very helpful and patient as you make up your mind. Great seating area to enjoy your meal. You need to take a few items home from the bakery side as well!

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Capitola, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Best bets: Bakery: Carpo's seeded bread, Downtowners, Princess cake, Mocha mousse cake, blackberry turnover, salted caramel cake, chocolate flour-less cake, wedding cake samples and check out their seasonal cakes. Rosticceria: Twice baked potatoes, blue plate specials (change nightly), Gorgonzola pasta Breakfast: Huevos Rancheros, any of the egg sandwiches and oatmeal. Check out the fresh flower arrangements and the decorated special... More 

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Capitola, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Gayle's is well known throughout the Bay Area. She and her husband have done a superb job of establishing and maturing this business from humble beginnings. Great food of all kinds. And Verve coffee! Responsive staff. A credit to the community.

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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: Bakeries

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?