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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” (76 reviews)
“pastries” (81 reviews)
“bread” (83 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 2 days ago

I make a point of visiting Gayle's every time I am in the area. Their baked goods and pastries are AMAZING, but don't miss the deli salads either! It is a little chaotic sometimes due to the crowds, but grab a number... It is worth...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 4 days ago

It has been many years since we went to Gayle's. Last week we stopped off on our way to Monterey and are so glad we did! As a testament to their continuing popularity we had to park more than a block away as their lot...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well so many choices and so many combinations to mix match and enjoy. Plenty of parking but it is busy must take a ticket and wait till your number is called but worth the wait and anticipation. You’ll need the time as you look and...More

Thank Foothillsgold A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on the way to Monterrey Bay Aquarium from the North and were happy to not only find delicious food, but excellent service and pleasant conversations with fellow patrons in the dine-in area.

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, this place has outstanding baked goods. But man it's got to be one of, if not the most irritating places I've ever gone shopping. You have to take a number and then wait and wait to be called over the microphone. No matter where...More

Thank avodoc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever in Capitola, Gayle’s is a must stop. Always fresh hot food and fresh baked goods. It’s s little pricey and sometimes the wait can be a little long but it’s definitely worth it. The staff is very nice and friendly. You can grab something...More

Thank Doreen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit if you are in the area. Everything is soooo yummy, can’t go wrong. Great rotisserie, pasta, salads and oh so delicious desserts. Great for beach picnics, special events and everyday meals.

Thank Tammy95010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think it's called Deli now? Few hot meals, salads, elaborate baked goods- on the hi moderate cost side with cheapest baked good being a cookie for $2.50. Busy though fast service with lots of counter help and number system. Everything looks delicious.

Thank MonicaLcsw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my family because my great aunt would not stop talking about it. And just from the parking lot we could tell it was packed because there was no where to park. Once inside you take a number and when they call...More

Thank Kellyn N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very expensive and crowded but probably the best bakery in the very close nearby area. The staff are great. Comfortable and cute establishment but the location is not spectacular. Not worth a trip out of your way since there are lots of other great places,...More

Thank Bowpeople
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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
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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