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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
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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English first
Vancouver, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We came here because of the great reviews on Tripadvisor and were ready for a yummy sandwich. Was so disappointed to find out every sandwich is pre-made and cold. If I am going to pay $8 for a sandwich the least it can be is made fresh. The ingredients did not seem that fresh and the bread was dry hard... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Gayle is a fun and quaint place, not a sit down to a quiet meal place. It's our favorite place to grab before and after a day at the beach. It's quality foods as well as gourmet desserts. OMG, if we have a Gayle's in the bay area, I would go every day. It's like Whole Foods food area but... More

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Although the food is great the ordering, seating, and over all atmosphere is chaotic and loud. We got our breakfast sandwiches to go because it was so unpleasant. Great fresh homemade croissants but every body is wandering around the multiple counters waiting for their number to be called. You have to maneuver your way to the front to see what's... More

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Pleasanton, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This place is legendary in Capitola...and for good reason...the food is very good. It serves breakfast ( in the form of pastries), lunch and dinner....plus ice cream. We had a late lunch on a Saturday. The place was crowded but the system for getting served has an organized kaos effect...take a number and when called, you are " assigned" someone... More

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Carmel, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

So when I pass through Capitola on Highway 1, I always try to find a way to rationalize a stop at Gayle's. Could it be the hibiscus iced tea, or the decadent cakes, or the crisp salad cups, or the blue plate specials for dinner? So many reasons. My latest favorite is the wheat-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies -... More

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San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Friendly staff with exceptional food! The carrot cake was the best I've ever had and affordable. It's close to the quaint little town of Capitola so you can take your food to go for a picnic on the beach. They have everything from breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and drinks to make the whole family happy. The only down fall is... More

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Sparks, Nevada, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Over the last twenty years, Gayle's has been our favorite spot. They have NEVER let us down. If you are traveling on Highway 1, you MUST stop and enjoy their baked goods and mealtime treats. Wine is available. It will be crowded with locals, as well. Check their website for online ordering to bring goodies to your door.

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Sacramento, California
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172 reviews 172 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were there last year, and our visit this year, for lunch, convinced us to keep coming back. It was VERY crowded, but within 10 minutes or so our order was in and we were soon seated in the covered outside area. If you don't mind some crowds and having to stake out a table, and have no problem picking... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The desserts were fantastic, we also tried garlic breads and lunch items which were delectable. It was a stop locals do not like to miss, and I can understand why!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A wonderful bakery, always full of clients eager to get their quick meals, bread and pastries. The breakfast biscuit sandwiches are very good, and so are their croissant sandwiches. Gayle's makes a terrific Francese loaf, both in its traditional version and a crustier option (cooked for a shorter amount of time in a hotter oven). The pastries and cakes also... More

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