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Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
+1 831-462-1200
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cookies” (73 reviews)
“pastries” (76 reviews)
“bread” (81 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great find on my recent business trip to Santa Cruz. This bakery reminds me of my childhood where it was exciting to go to buy baked goods in a bakery shop not the grocery store They offer everything you can imagine from breads...More

Thank ddmullis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in twice this week.... food options did not meet our expectations, but the pastries were perfect! A must stop in Capitola!

Thank Alicia W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped there to pick up sandwiches to a beach picnic lunch. The place was very busy and popular. When you go in and before you get a ticket, look for what you want to order. Once decided, get a ticket. Despite the crowd, this...More

Thank westcoastjoe1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria at 504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783 is Expensive but Good. It is consistently good. We like the sandwiches and bakery selections. It is mobbed, crowded, and loud. Parking can be a problem.

Thank AptosAmy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An easy walk up from the beach if you fancy a sandwich or salad. Huge selection of baked goodies if you have a sweet tooth- the morning glory muffin was delish

Thank dennis_karen
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

I was looking for a quick place for lunch and this was it! Really great selection even for vegetarian like me. I had a mozzarella and tomato sandwich and the beet and kale side salad Both were very well done- fresh and yummy! Place is...More

Thank Robertag60
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Take a number as soon as you step in to this great bakery/deli! Why? Because it's very popular and you'll see why when you peruse the food offerings. The wait moves quickly as there are a cadre of employees to take your order, select it...More

Thank fpigge
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Whatever you order or take out from Gayle's will be just fantastic. The sandwiches, salads, sides, are always fresh and really tasty. I can't even begin to describe the many, many desserts!!! You won't be able to resist, at least I sure can't!!! Oh, be...More

Thank Sherryh62
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

I'm always on the lookout for good pastries and bakeries. Gayle's has GREAT ones . . . and breads and deli products to boot! They've expanded their shop over the years and have kept up with the increase in customer volume. On crowded days it...More

Thank Bay_Arean2
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Gayles is a MUST stop for us if we are anywhere near Capitola. On our most recent visit the chicken salad croissant was amazing; the chicken tender, moist and flavorful, but it was the croissant itself that made the sandwich--buttery and soooo delicious! My husband...More

Thank MarydeeC2014
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Bombayma
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
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MHober
2 February 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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