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Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
+1 831-462-1200
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cookies” (72 reviews)
“pastries” (76 reviews)
“bread” (71 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 8:30 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2783
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Gayles is a MUST stop for us if we are anywhere near Capitola. On our most recent visit the chicken salad croissant was amazing; the chicken tender, moist and flavorful, but it was the croissant itself that made the sandwich--buttery and soooo delicious! My husband...More

Thank MarydeeC2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been staying in Aptos and heard about Gayle's through friends. Definitely put Gayle's on your list of places to visit - you can eat in the restaurant on site or you can take food away. I've visited a few times now, and just grabbed...More

Thank lizwilliamsdesign
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place isnonow for their amazing cakes and desserts. Their hot foods, especially their blue plate specials are great! Sandwiches are great too for a quick lunch.

Thank Sean Z
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We have been going to Gayles for pastries, cakes, sandwiches, prepared chicken and espresso and tea for many decades. The quality has been consistently excellent. Occasionally there is an issue, but too few to mention. There is huge variety so most everyone can find something...More

Thank markwY4783QE
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Very busy, fast service, pick a number! Wonderful baked goods, they are as good as they look.. There are so many choices that it is hard to decide what you want. Great for breakfast lunch and dinner. A must when visiting Capitola. It appears to...More

Thank beachbabes512
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The line was huge, but the employees really know how to move through a line. While speedy yet also friendly, I found my number being called before I even knew. Divine croissants, home made soups and dinners, and breakfast sandwiches that will brighten anyone's morning,...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Gayles is a great place to get all types of fresj food and is located in Capitola CA usa- they really have a great selection of all sorts of food and drinks

Thank Will S
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I am continually amazed by the speed of their service. It is always so busy, but the way they have individuals assigned to each person makes it fast. They are always friendly too. The food was as good as usual and the prices are very...More

Thank Gil M
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Gayle's is a great place for a quick bite with friends, take out for the beach or to take home for later.

Thank Debi M
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Gayle's always looks overwhelmingly busy, but they staff correctly and are very efficient. So don't walk away if they are on #61 and your number is #97. You will have just enough time to pick what you want from their varied array of yummy dishes,...More

Thank traveldriven
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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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