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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” (74 reviews)
“pastries” (79 reviews)
“bread” (82 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great selection of hot food,sandwiches,and bakery items. Very popular...u take a number order your food at the counter, pay for it and find a seat. Moderately priced and tasty items for lunch. Parking is limited.

Thank ibtravelinj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large selection of delicious pasteries.. take a number and get all kinds of wonderful pasteties... also deli sandwiches

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gayle's serves smiles along with their wonderful food & treats. Popped in here for an early light dinner. Each of our entrees was delicious served with a smile & efficiency. I also enjoyed a slice of Gluten free cake & decaf coffee; both met the...More

Thank Gloria L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent a long weekend in Capitola and bought a lot of our food here. The choices are amazing! Decadent pastries and desserts, awesome variety of unusual salads, besides chicken, fish, etc. Eat-in or take-out!

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 9 May 2018

During a recent camping trip to Capitola, we found Gayle's Bakery... it had been previously recommended by friends who come to Capitola often and this is one of their favorite places. It was amazing. We weren't expecting such a large establishment, which basically has a...More

Thank fotokrz
Reviewed 7 May 2018

I have not been here in 20 years. I stopped by as it was my mom's favorite bakery. The staff was extraordinarily rude considering I did not know you have to get coffee at a separate counter, etc. NOT a friendly place - really shocking....More

Thank banana3tx
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Really, a pretty amazing place with a dizzying array of choices for all (sweet & savory) tastes & budgets. One could live off this place and no longer cook ever. A well run & highly successful bakery & delicatessen operation, employing a staff of 180!...More

Thank FrenchyEric
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Gayle' s bakery is the best for cupcakes, blueberry breads, muffins and pies. Family friendy ....Ideal bakery for families with small kids

Thank Özlem C
Reviewed 21 April 2018 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 13 April 2018 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
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Questions & Answers
29 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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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