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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%
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“cookies” (69 reviews)
“pastries” (71 reviews)
“bread” (68 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 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our third or fourth time here, it is always slammed, we were like 20 tickets numbers deep but everyone, they fly through people and do it quickly and without loss of service. Now this is just a person feeling and even my wife...More

Thank Billy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bakery extraordinaire. Pick nick if you choose or dine in on the amazing offerings. this is where the locals eat out and buy their special occasion cakes. Gluten free offerings. For your gluten free meal ask the chef , He is a specialist on this.

Thank masmith2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting the area might give this place a miss. We heard it was a "great place for breakfast." Getting there is problematic due to traffic and narrow roads. Parking made for much smaller cars than the SUV's and vans parked. Inside no...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you've not been to Gayle's, you need to try it. I personally think it's a bit overrated. It's good but not great. One side of the bakery is for baked goods. The muffins are great. The cookies are okay. The other side of the...More

Thank Daryl C
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We come here whenever we are over this way. It's always busy and crowded - for a reason - because it's awesome! Great pastries and coffee! Lots of deli stuff for lunch and picnics too. The ultimate try it you'll like it place.

Thank Mamjensen
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We had lunch here due to the TripAdvisor reviews and our travel guide book. We expected a lot and left very disappointed. What you get is a rather unorganized mass-deli, long lines, not very clean, extremely expensive with mediocre food. I really don't get the...More

Thank AnGr2013
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Been coming here for a long time. Every time we are in the area! Always a great place to get desert after a great meal. And again, not disappointed with the desert, but they were a little shy on the portion this time. This is...More

Thank hilariog967
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Don't let the long line deter you. They are experts at serving quickly. Half deli, half incredible baked treats. We couldn't decide ehich looked better, so we took a bunch.

Thank Myrna C
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Baked goods, lunch sandwiches, deli items, amazing cookies and cakes...your eyes will be scanning the counters in overdrive. It's all delicious, you will understand the brisk business this special bakery does every day. Don't miss it.

Thank DanK95620
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Questions & Answers
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
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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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