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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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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 20:30
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Palo Alto, California
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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank sirmeandt
Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

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 

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 

Thank fastidious-one
Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 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 

Thank Margaret I
Yuba City
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 10 January 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.

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 4 January 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 

Thank Janet W
Indianapolis, Indiana
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108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 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 

Thank Jen M
Page, Arizona
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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?