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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cookies” (78 reviews)
“pastries” (70 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (12 reviews)
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6:30 am - 8:30 pmAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
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Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We were told to come here for fresh bread. They were right, there was a great variety at a reasonable cost. Also we talked to a few people in line and said the food and bakery good were great. If you want fresh food and...More

Thank bjw54321
Reviewed October 12, 2015

Big variety of sandwiches, salads and other lunch type items in addition to the incredible baked goods. Place is crowded, but their take a number system works great. Tons of employees to wait on you so you get your food quickly. Lots of seating. Plus...More

Thank motorcitygal74
Reviewed September 29, 2015

We happened to stumble across place by chance, we weren't expecting much but WOW this place blew our socks off! Every town should have a place like this! Firstly we could not believe how many hot dishes were available to eat in or take out,...More

Thank Aneleh
Reviewed September 28, 2015

We try to go out to Capitola about once a year and one place we always stop by is Gayle's. As a pastry chef, I can tell you this place is the awesome! We have tried several of the pastries but our favorite is the...More

Thank Catherine R
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Gayle's is our first stop upon arrival in Capitola. It is a lively, fast paced deli type restaurant. We love the baguette sandwiches.Their desserts are to die for!

Thank wagsNewcastle
Reviewed September 21, 2015

This was the second time trying this bakery but the first time dining here. First of all be aware, unless you come early, you will be met with a crowd, but take a ticket located at the door and you will be waited on very...More

Thank Hitheroadwithlila
Reviewed September 20, 2015

It is such a treat to go to Gayle's for Breakfast , or any meal. The food is oh so good, the service is incredible. And save room for a sweet. I recommend the Bear Claws. If your first visit, please do not be daunted...More

Thank threedandj
Reviewed September 18, 2015

Best bakery in Capitola! The lines are crazy on the weekend and you have to take a number for the big counter, but there is a little coffee bar and they have a good variety of pastries and breads as well so its easier to...More

Thank Creid13
Reviewed September 16, 2015

This bakery/deli is a favorite with locals,who introduced me. Their roast chicken is a necessity for a picnic or take home.Their roasted veggies and breads are wonderful. Save some room for dessert or get some lemon bars to go.Crowded,but they have a system of service...More

Thank 757betty
Reviewed September 15, 2015

You absolutely have to go here to eat, the meals and desserts are totally amazing. We got a box to go after lunch of desserts, they were all delicious.

Thank Dale P
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February 1, 2015|
Response from MLAbug | Reviewed this property |
Hi Im not sure why this question is under gayles - here in Santa Cruz california. Which resort are you referring to? Paleo diet?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, 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: +1 831-462-1200
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