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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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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A buffet of everything you could want got a picnic or just to grab breakfast, lunch or dinner. Most locals go there. Bakery is amazing.

Thank hotelspaqueen
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best hot chocolate I've found. Not too sweet, they grind their own chocolate. I like it with whip cream, real and thick. No soy, which is important no me.

Thank karlfi
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very popular bakery and general meeting place. The food was generous and tasty. It is self service . They have quiche and other French dishes for breakfast..

Thank jeanne p
Arroyo Grande, California
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was recommended to us by a friend. We were exploring the area, and needed a light lunch, and found this to be delightful. The atmosphere is so fun, with vintage tablecloth curtain swags, and a huge selection of food to go, prepared food, lads, sandwiches and mouth watering pastries, plus a coffee bar. You can see the food,... More 

Thank marilynseimpainter
Capitola, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Whenever we are having a special birthday or other occasion, we often buy the cake from Gayle's. I love anything with chocolate ganache, and my daughter loves their princess cake. This is also a great place to buy a lovely dessert when bringing food to someone else's dinner party. They do a great job catering the food for a dinner... More 

Thank Kelly B
Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This weekend I promised to focus on salads and no carbs. But walking into Gayle's in Capitola at 3:30pm on a Saturday for the first meal of the day was not the wisest decision for someone trying to reduce. Gayle's is one of the few U.S. restaurants with a model I've only seen at Harrod's in London...amazingly unique and colorful... More 

Thank April K
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have been customers of Gayle's Bakery for years now. it has wonderful variety of breads, cakes, cookies, sandwiches, burrito's, very good coffee, and you can build your own breakfast or brunch by selecting from a variety of offerings..It has a home like atmosphere and very good service. I recommend it very much!

Thank Aegean5
Manteca, California
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171 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I had read, online, ahead of time about this bakery and deli before our trip to the city. Upon arrival, there was everything (except fine cheeses) one could want to eat. Loved the premade (that morning) sandwiches and their prices were alright considering the quality of food and homemade breads. The only down side was the "rushed" feeling and people... More 

Thank Orchard Orchid
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122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Well I am going to Mexico and I always shop for a swimsuit in capitola. We always stop at gayles because we could not decide on dinner. We picked dessert first, drinks , full dinner for spouse. Then to market across street for fruit. We will be back again.

Thank infogal
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

What a joy to find a wonderful bakery/take out/eatery when new to Santa Cruz. Comfort food was needed and Gayle's had it. From the great desserts to salads, chicken, mac & cheese and other goodies, Gayle's delivers. I recommend it!

Thank Risa L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?