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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place for a informal meal or to pick up supples for a picnic. Bakery good looked great. Nice sun room for eating. Very popular.

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Palo Alto, California
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good little place if you looking to make a picnic. Ours, turned out to be an indoor one, as it's been raining a lot in my area of the world. Google it . . .flash floods, trees falling across roads, onto houses, power lines, mud & rock slides Glad we live in a multi-story, moved the bar up to the... More 

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Thank sirmeandt
Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always stop here and are never disappointed. Pack a picnic with their lunch good and enjoy a perfect day at the beach.

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Thank D2650WSangelah
Bethesda, Maryland
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gayle's is an institution in this beach area. It has fabulous take. Wonderful roasted chicken potatoes and vegetables. There us a myriad of types if sandwiches. You can get whatever you want. The bakery is full of over the top pastries and good coffee. There are tables if you want to eat in. It is busy at lunch so factor... More 

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Thank 301Kate
Santa Rosa, California
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is much more than a bakery. It is a casual sit-down or take out restaurant. That said, the breads and the pastries are unequaled. They make the best eclairs and croissants this side of the Atlantic. And the bread! Try the round sour dough: perfect crust and firm insides. There are standards on the menu including spit-roasted chicken and... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

My boys and I like to enjoy Gayles's once a week. The energy when you walk in is always buzzing with customers who are eagerly awaiting their delicious meal, or patrons mid-meal, engrossed in conversation with a friend or new acquaintance. Plenty to choose from between breakfast/brunch/lunch items each offering hot and cold options. Blue plate dinners served cold after... More 

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Thank Margaret I
Yuba City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

By far the best bakery for pie, pastries, cookies, cake, or just your sweet tooth. You'll absolutely love this place.

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Thank daveef
Carmel, California
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Take a number, place your order, and sit at a diner-type table or take your food with you. No table service but an excellent choice of prepared meals, sandwiches, and pastries. Also plenty of packaged food so you can stock up. Fresh ingredients, all food prepared on-site, friendly, efficient staff. Excellent choice for catering as well.

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Thank iamfinicky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Came here several times for an early breakfast. Before Christmas, as expected the place was very chaotic. After Christmas it had settled down. If you are a first time visitor it's not clear how the place operates. But everyone takes a number, whether you're eating there or buying bakery products or takeout food. Then decide what you want and when... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

You have to be ready for the ordering experience when you come here. You take a number and then tell the staff who is helping you what you would like when your number is called. Seems easy. But if its busy, you have to navigate up and down the glass cases of food against all the other customers, which proved... 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, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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: +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?