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Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
+1 831-462-1200
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cookies” (73 reviews)
“pastries” (76 reviews)
“bread” (81 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

On vacation but NO stranger to this incredible bakery/eatery. We wouldn't dream of passing up Gayle's whenever we're in town. Today we selected a few cookies and a slice of yummy cherry pie to go. Such a great place for any TIME of day.

Thank Gloria L
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Everything we ordered was very good. If you don't have much time try to arrive before or after the lunch rush. Take time to check out all the cases of prepared dishes or you might miss something good.

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Was in the Santa Cruz/Capitola area and had to take the boyfriend who lives on bread and other baked goodies to Gayle's right? We were not disappointed. Stopped in about 3:30 on a Saturday afternoon and there was a decent crowd there grabbing goodies along...More

Thank Annie T
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

This is a fun place to eat. Food is ordered, served, and paid for at the counter, then you seat yourself. Makes for a quick meal. Went here on several occassions and got fast service even though it was crowded. Seating wasnt an issue. it...More

Thank TheMensch
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Insanely popular with the locals, Gayle's is a local institution. Delicious gourmet baked goods and food. Casual dining... you order at the counter and they deliver it to your table. Don't miss!

Thank MrsBrashier
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We found Gayle,s again --had been there once before. Routine is to take a number--look at menu or at display cases while waiting for you number so you can order promply--it is usually busy. I got a large tuna dish and some fresh crunchy rolls...More

Thank Digcert
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

I have been enjoying the great food at Gayle's for over ten years. It is always fantastic and my grandson who is somewhat fussy loves eating there. In addition to the food the baked goods is fabulous crusty breads and pastries. My whole family loves...More

Thank Marco I
Reviewed 18 March 2016

It's hard to explain to an outsider exactly what attracts people to Gayle's. It's a bakery to be sure, but so much more as the Italian word rosticceria implies. For some it's a way of life; the source of all eating and seemingly pleasure. For...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 18 March 2016

This Bakery was highly recommeded by Friends of Ours who live on the Peninsula. It is located in the Town of Capitola a little Beach Community. The Staff was exceptional and very helpful with making sugestions for Lunch. A little Pasta type Salad and Chicken....More

Thank Matze B
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I haven't had anything that wasn't outstanding. I could eat their garlic bread all myself. It is the best garlic bread I've ever had. Blue plate specials are a little pricey but so so good and usually enough to eat some the next day. A...More

Thank llaura43
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29 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
1 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, Parking Available, Highchairs 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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