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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” (77 reviews)
“bread” (73 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 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking for a quick place for lunch and this was it! Really great selection even for vegetarian like me. I had a mozzarella and tomato sandwich and the beet and kale side salad Both were very well done- fresh and yummy! Place is...More

Thank Robertag60
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a number as soon as you step in to this great bakery/deli! Why? Because it's very popular and you'll see why when you peruse the food offerings. The wait moves quickly as there are a cadre of employees to take your order, select it...More

Thank fpigge
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whatever you order or take out from Gayle's will be just fantastic. The sandwiches, salads, sides, are always fresh and really tasty. I can't even begin to describe the many, many desserts!!! You won't be able to resist, at least I sure can't!!! Oh, be...More

Thank Sherryh62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm always on the lookout for good pastries and bakeries. Gayle's has GREAT ones . . . and breads and deli products to boot! They've expanded their shop over the years and have kept up with the increase in customer volume. On crowded days it...More

Thank Bay_Arean2
Reviewed 15 February 2018

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 8 February 2018

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 22 January 2018 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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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