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Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

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504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
+1 831-462-1200
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6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Arroyo Grande, California
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was recommended to us by a friend. We were exploring the area, and needed a light lunch, and found this to be delightful. The atmosphere is so fun, with vintage tablecloth curtain swags, and a huge selection of food to go, prepared food, lads, sandwiches and mouth watering pastries, plus a coffee bar. You can see the food,... More 

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Thank marilynseimpainter
Capitola, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we are having a special birthday or other occasion, we often buy the cake from Gayle's. I love anything with chocolate ganache, and my daughter loves their princess cake. This is also a great place to buy a lovely dessert when bringing food to someone else's dinner party. They do a great job catering the food for a dinner... More 

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Thank Kelly B
Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This weekend I promised to focus on salads and no carbs. But walking into Gayle's in Capitola at 3:30pm on a Saturday for the first meal of the day was not the wisest decision for someone trying to reduce. Gayle's is one of the few U.S. restaurants with a model I've only seen at Harrod's in London...amazingly unique and colorful... More 

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Thank April K
California
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been customers of Gayle's Bakery for years now. it has wonderful variety of breads, cakes, cookies, sandwiches, burrito's, very good coffee, and you can build your own breakfast or brunch by selecting from a variety of offerings..It has a home like atmosphere and very good service. I recommend it very much!

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Thank Aegean5
Manteca, California
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171 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read, online, ahead of time about this bakery and deli before our trip to the city. Upon arrival, there was everything (except fine cheeses) one could want to eat. Loved the premade (that morning) sandwiches and their prices were alright considering the quality of food and homemade breads. The only down side was the "rushed" feeling and people... More 

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Thank Orchard Orchid
california
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well I am going to Mexico and I always shop for a swimsuit in capitola. We always stop at gayles because we could not decide on dinner. We picked dessert first, drinks , full dinner for spouse. Then to market across street for fruit. We will be back again.

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Thank infogal
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a joy to find a wonderful bakery/take out/eatery when new to Santa Cruz. Comfort food was needed and Gayle's had it. From the great desserts to salads, chicken, mac & cheese and other goodies, Gayle's delivers. I recommend it!

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Thank Risa L
Elk Grove, California
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gales has some of the best pastries we've ever had. In addition, they make great sandwiches and many other items. But we go for the pastries, pies, cookies, cakes...

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Thank Gregg N
Santa Maria CA
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182 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I pre-ordered a week in advance and the transaction was so seamless and easy. I placed a rather large order and it was all ready to go when we went in to pick it up. We live almost 4 hours away and we picked up our order on our way back home from a fabulous stay at the Inn at... More 

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Thank Zekesgirl
Portland, Oregon
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

When you first enter Gayle's it can be overwhelming with all the choices. Take some time to check the whole expanse of options before taking your number so you are ready to order. Food was good. The place is always very busy we were told by locals and finding a place to park can be challenging as well as getting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-462-1200

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