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“Bakery,Restaurant,Deli IT IS ALL THAT &more” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria
504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
831-462-1200
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Ranked #2 of 92 Restaurants in Capitola
Cuisines: Bakery
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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226 reviews 226 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Bakery,Restaurant,Deli IT IS ALL THAT &more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Obvious local favorite. Space is divided up for those eating in or those ordering sandwiches to go, or ordering cakes and pastry. Look around the whole property before deciding what to go with. OR come back multiple times and try everything. Charming and excellent food , it's an absolute
must if you are anywhere near Capitola.

Visited May 2014
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Cupertino, California
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“There is no other way to say it...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of the best of the best? Whether it is the pastry, a sandwich or more to select form... Hayley's is one of the best!

Visited January 2014
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Fresno, California, USA
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Must stop and try!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

There are plenty of great reviews of this place. I can't say much more. Huge selection of both hot and cold foods. I would say to take your time looking around before you get your number. Then yes, don't forget to get your number. The service is pretty phenomenal. I had the Blue Plate Special at one visit. The food was great and the price was even better! Give it a try, you won't be sorry!

Visited April 2014
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Sonora, California
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“Landmark. Destination Bakery/Deli. Just do it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Landmark: Everyone from the area and many from all over have learned of Gayles. Its a crazy busy deli & bakery with to die for food. You can eat there (cozy fireplace in winter or cold days) or take it with.

First thing you do when you get there: browse. Just mill around and take it all in, check out everything! Then when you'v figured out the dozen or so things you want - grab a number! Before long you will hear your umber called and they will get your selections ready for you, get you to the cashier and bang you're good to go!

Gayle's also has a decent coffee bar (but Pete's is located just down the strew) and some decent local wines (by the bottle).

Cyclists will want to make Gayle's a lunch stop or start/finish for a ride and chill on the outside deck.

Food-wise, my favorite things at Gayle's are the bakery items - cookies, cakes, tortes, pastries.

Great hangout for weekend brunch but deli-style not cafe-style food.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, Utah
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“Gayle's Bakery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Gayle's Bakery is one of the most singularly unique combination food and bakery restaurants in the United States. I have patronized this bakery periodically for the last 35 years, and have never been disappointed. Their baked goods, of which there is a large variety, are as good as they get, and their food, which can either be eaten at the restaurant or taken out, includes a wide variety of choices and is very good as well.

The prices for the quality are reasonable. The only drawback is the wait time when they are busy. It is not uncommon to have 15-to-20 people or more in queue at the busy times of the day.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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