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Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

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504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Boise, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I could eat these every day, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Take home for dinner, Ribs chicken are very good. Lots of salads and side dishes too. And don't forget the Breads and baked good. Herb cheese rolls to die for.

Thank onboardpaul
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria is an exceptional breakfast spot, on the central California coastline, in beautiful "Capitola by the Sea!" It offers an exceptional selection of breakfast sandwiches, pastries, juice and coffee! It also has many offerings from its deli-rosticceria counter that can be taken "to go" to the beach or other memorable locations along California's central coast! You'll find... More 

Thank ChicagoHiker2
San Jose
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For meals and baked goods of your dreams, go to Gayle's ! Breakfast biscuit is a meal, crocodiles are scrumptious....it's all delicious. Don't be discourage by the "take a number system...it goes swiftly...

Thank JanB1950
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food that's worth waiting for your number to be called! We visit every time we go to Capitola and have never been let down. Just know there are two sides, the food side and the bakery side. You can get items from both sides on one number. If you visit Capitola this is a must visit!

Thank Frank F
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are too many choices to pick from. Love their bread twist the most though. Anything you want chances are you can find at Gayle's. We never fail to stop here when passing through Santa Cruz/Capitola. Worth the stop!

Thank bemckinley
Vancouver, Washington
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here and the breakfast sandwiches were great, especially because of the yummy croissants they were made with. We them got goodies to take home. The snickerdoodle and chocolate coma cookies were very good and moist. The vanilla cupcakes were so dense and yummy. The cinnamon roll was the best I have ever had! We also had a... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking up to Gayle's, one would think that they were about to enter a typical hole in the wall, tiny bakery from it's nondescript fading yellow facade. Once inside, however, the aroma of the freshly baked breads and pastries becomes almost overwhelming in the most pleasant of ways. The number reel at the counter is an immediate indicator on the... More 

Thank Schoolier
Morgantown, West Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On two occasions we had visited Gayles for lunch. On each occasion we were delighted! Lots of healthy and delicious choices. Perhaps a bit pricey for lunch, but well worth it!

Thank Alpenheart
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is unbelievable how consistently busy Gayle's is! Every time, any time I go, it is hopping. Gayle's is well-run! No matter how many folks are ahead of you, the wait time is short. The staff is friendly and efficient. My friend and I each got a pre-made sandwich to go-the tri-tip for my friend and the caprese sandwich for... More 

Thank Yaysc
San Diego
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love fresh baked bread, especially artesian style loaves. Combine that with meat cooked from scratch and clean ingredients and you end up with some really delicious salads and sandwiches. I bought a roast beef sandwich with watercress and onion on their homemade sourdough bread and it was superb. The prices are a bit high and it was incredibly busy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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: 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?