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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” (77 reviews)
“pastries” (70 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (12 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
06:30 - 20:30All 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

The bacon/cheese scone was disappointing, but the croissants here are definitely good. The chocolatine and the strawberry cream cheese danish were delicious. Busy place- a little confusing when paying/ordering, but the workers were very nice. They do allow samples too

Thank Aaron S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone visits Gayle's when in Capitola. If they don't, it's because they don't know about it. You order deli style- take a number. Lots of great foods to choose from, and wonderful desserts! It's always busy here, but it's pretty fast. Seating inside or on...More

Thank StilettosEats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We moved to Scotts Valley in 1981 and Gayles Bakery was one of our first discoveries. We patronized Gayles until we moved out of State in 2006. We watched them grow and they became our "go to" when we didn't want to cook on a...More

Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been coming to Gayles for many years. We live close and I have said many times what a find if you were on vacation. It started as a bakery then added the Rosticceria. We enjoy the flue plate specials and...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gayle's is definitely an institution and it's almost sacrilegious to say anything negative so I'll be as kind as possible. While the food and baked goods are quite good, I have two basic problems with Gayle's. First, the food is overpriced. You can easily get...More

Thank villafinluna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The crowd is often several deep, but the staff is super efficient. I have never had anything bad here and I have eaten one of almost everything. You can't go wrong with the turnovers and crocodiles, and throw in a cookie or two for good...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From lunch to dessert this is an amazing place. We got eclair which wer perfect as well as the best Princess cake We have ever tasted!

Thank Gail B
Reviewed 21 May 2017 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
Reviewed 17 May 2017 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
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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
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I am on a special diet and need fresh fruit and veggies. Can I eat these things from shopping in Loreto without getting sick? Especially lettuce and tomatoes? I assume that these food items would be available and safe at the resort's restaurants.
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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