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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 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
Choices!!!!!!!!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
GRS-SJS
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Sebastopol, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Sebastopol, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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Redwood Valley, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

No matter how busy they look, you will be served quickly with their number system. Finding a table has never been a problem either. (Finding a parking spot can be more challenging)! All of the food is fresh and flavorful. The cinnamon rolls are the best, we always take home several. For a popular place, you will not have to... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is quite the place. It's a bakery, deli, coffee shop and rosticceria all under one roof. You take a number and then order at the counter when called. But the staff is patient and friendly once you're called upon. The food seems fresh and flavorful. Sandwiches come on good bread and have quality fillings. Salads are tasty too. All... More 

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114 reviews 114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were told about this remarkable bakery/restaurant where we purchased hot cross buns for a brunch gathering. I walked past each long glass counter looking at not only the bakery but all of the lunch take our and dine in offerings. Talk about fast, take your number along the wall, one staff takes your order, another has it at the... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Love this place, and use any excuse to stop here to eat if traveling on Highway 1! Great hold and cold selections and everything I've ever had is delicious.

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Ventura, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It really is that good. Both the hot food (or cold salads) and incredible array of desserts will be worth the visit. Some of my favs are the Polenta Casserole, deviled eggs and the florentines. All cakes are beautiful and tasty; my son loved his blackberry turnover.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I'm totally speechless on this one! This is my A++ list compared to what I can get in Santa Rosa. Stowed away just down the hill from Kennolyn outdoor camp is a newly renovated foodie haven known as Gayle's Bakery & Rotisserie. The food is amazing and basically insanely fresh fresh fresh!!!

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Walnut Creek, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Food, service and super clean bathrooms. Need I say more? They do it right here. Just get here early, the secret is out and everyone with high standards pay their respects to this neighborhood icon. Families, friends, out of town relatives... From coffees to cakes to breakfast burritos, sandwiches and salads, from tasty to vegan, something for everyone. Love it.

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Rosemead, CA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Our group of 3 thought to check out this place as it was about 3p. We thought the place would be empty or near, but it wasn't! There were people all over the bakery buying their treats. Be sure to grab a number from the dispenser as they serve by number only. After perusing the display cases, we ordered our... More 

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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: Bakery

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?