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Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
+1 831-462-1200
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cookies” (72 reviews)
“pastries” (74 reviews)
“bread” (70 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A big variety of food and pretty good thanks High Trails Cyclery for bring us here excellent coffee and juices

Thank sergio m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gayle's is so AMAZING I literally set my alarm so I can get up early to be there when the doors open...and still there's a line of people into the parking lot! I have never had anything there that wasn't beyond delicious, and the service...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh my goodness. You have never eaten pastries until u have gone to Gayle's. This place is over the top!!! Always busy, but plenty of employees to help you. The seasonal pumpkin desserts were over the top.

Thank Gina D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always busy and for a good reason, very good food! We shared a great sandwich and each had a bowl of soup and of course a cookie

Thank PZ2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our server at a Santa Cruz restaurant recommended the trip to Gayle's to stock up for our week in Yosemite. Great process for ordering (take a number) and check out. Staff couldn't be nicer. We bought bread and sweets to take with and we're sorry...More

Thank Baltomania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to pickup something for lunch-what a fabulous menu-Great sandwiches, salads, desserts, French bread etc. Plus the business is run Superbly-would have to give it a A+

Thank Guy046
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Was exhausted and hungry after a day cleaning out my storage and doing Christmas preparation. Stopped in to see “what was for dinner” on Gayle’s blue plate tonight! The special was the Balsamic and Beer braised short ribs with Sweet potato and Swiss chard Gratin!...More

Thank mhernandz
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Big deli/restaurant with loads of options from savoury dishes to coffee & cakes. Options vary from rotisserie chicken to sandwiches; and delicious cakes, pastries to cookies. Coffee of all sorts and ice drinks are also available. Large seating area but gets very busy at lunch...More

Thank ROS23AG
Reviewed 20 October 2017

A foggy morning, a great breakfast in front of a fire and cookies for the road. You can't get better than that. We love Gayle's and who doesn't? You can get a great breakfast burrito or a croissant with eggs and bacon or other yummy...More

Thank TravelingOtter
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I found this place on my way to an appt. and was pleasantly surprised at the huge variety of bakery goods, fancy cakes and fresh breads, plus prepared sandwiches that are delicious. There are many kinds of prepared foods to take home as well as...More

Thank micheletK8672TL
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30 August 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth O | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You know I don't know. I moved out of the area about 10 years ago, but every time I go back I make a pilgrimage- even with long lines it is worth it. When we lived there we would load up with all our favorites And eat... More
2 February 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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