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Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

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504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
+1 831-462-1200
06:30 - 20:30
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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 6 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Margaret I
Yuba City
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Thank daveef
Carmel, California
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Janet W
Indianapolis, Indiana
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109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Jen M
Page, Arizona
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We drove by Gayle's a couple of times and it was always packed. So we decided to stop for dinner one night. They have a huge selection of Deli items as well as delectable looking desserts from their Bakery. The sandwiches we got we're very good. I would definitely go again. Be aware once you enter, you need to get... More 

Thank CarrLotMama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

It might seem chaotic, but it's actually incredibly efficient. Even when it's packed I'm generally out of there in under ten minutes. It's the best bakery in Santa Cruz County. Perfect for grabbing a bite to take to the beach. Don't forget the baked goods. Oh man. I'm drooling as I write this review. Yum!

Thank Nicolette L
Monterey, California
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125 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I found out why, they have many customers, including me, and they are well organized inside. My everyday favorite is the French loaf - just the right texture and great taste. Then the eclairs followed by ginger cookies, and a Ficelle sandwiches to go. If they have the Ficelle with brie cheese, try it you can't go wrong. Just wish... More 

Thank Reed W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Terribly unorganized ordering and purchasing process, very intimidating and unfriendly for first time customers. Food was okay.

Thank Kuper B
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The kind of bakery/deli that everyone should visit during a vacation. Great sandwiches and awesome pastries. Could only eat a couple, but the Almond Croissant was great. Small sitting area (larger area was under construction), but more than enough for a quick stop. Perfect with coffee!

Thank Robert I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
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?