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Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

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504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Honestly, if I lived close by, I would make Gayle's a daily stop. Breads, cakes, cookies, entrees, amazing salads.... It is a gourmet experience! They have the service down to a fine science. You may want to finalize your purchases BEFORE pulling the numbered ticket because your ticket number will be called in short order!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

all the foods are really yummy the mac & cheese is great, the mix lemonades are really delicious especially when it's hot outside, their coffee drinks are great there's a large for variety of desserts pies cookies and cakes and there is a huge food bar with everything from different types of proteins to pastas the vegetables for the person... More 

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San Jose
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were looking for a place to stop for breakfast on our way to the beach. I remembered Gayle's from a previous visit, but couldn't remember the name. Google found it quickly when I searched "Capitola Bakery". I was amazed once we went in with the large selection of prepared breakfast foods in addition to the complete bakery. I had... More 

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Castro Valley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great pastery selection, wonderful selection of sandwiches and if you are looking for a hot meal they have a great amount of hot foods.

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Auburn, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were headed our of town and decided to stop for a loaf of our favorite bread and something for breakfast. We had a Croissant with egg and bacon which we shared. It was O.K. but the croissant tasted stale, and crumbled as you took bites. We've had better which was a little disappointing for Gayle's.

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Soquel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Classic french pastries, innovative cakes and sweet treats, great sandwiches, great coffee bar and very considerate staff

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Los Osos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the last 25 years, Gayle's has gone from a small bakery to a very busy restaurant with indoor seating for over 100. Our mid-morning visit saw about 5 persons per minute being served. (This is a "take-a-number", bus your own order to table format place, but it flows smoothly while crowded.) Huge selection of pastries, breads, sandwiches and breakfast/lunch... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bakery is superb. Always a crowd. Chocolate coma cookie delightful. Pricey but well worth it for the chocolate fix.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only place to get rye like back east bakery. The other items are so good buttery lite flake bear claws, cookies better than Mom's, breakfast is a feast. Biscuits are as good as grandma used to make. Go try this place a treasure in CAPITOLA. Eat in or take out The system of service is funny at first but it... More 

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Snelling, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

GREAT PLACE! Very nice atmosphere. Great food. Not a complaint from anyone! Can't wait to visit next year when we vacation! It's tradition!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, 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: 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?