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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” (81 reviews)
“pastries” (72 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (12 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 6 days ago

If you've not been to Gayle's, you need to try it. I personally think it's a bit overrated. It's good but not great. One side of the bakery is for baked goods. The muffins are great. The cookies are okay. The other side of the...More

Thank Daryl C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come here whenever we are over this way. It's always busy and crowded - for a reason - because it's awesome! Great pastries and coffee! Lots of deli stuff for lunch and picnics too. The ultimate try it you'll like it place.

Thank Mamjensen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here due to the TripAdvisor reviews and our travel guide book. We expected a lot and left very disappointed. What you get is a rather unorganized mass-deli, long lines, not very clean, extremely expensive with mediocre food. I really don't get the...More

Thank AnGr2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here for a long time. Every time we are in the area! Always a great place to get desert after a great meal. And again, not disappointed with the desert, but they were a little shy on the portion this time. This is...More

Thank hilariog967
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't let the long line deter you. They are experts at serving quickly. Half deli, half incredible baked treats. We couldn't decide ehich looked better, so we took a bunch.

Thank Myrna C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Baked goods, lunch sandwiches, deli items, amazing cookies and cakes...your eyes will be scanning the counters in overdrive. It's all delicious, you will understand the brisk business this special bakery does every day. Don't miss it.

Thank DanK95620
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Santa Cruz. Found a diner for lunch. Read a tourist brochure while eating the very average food there. Saw the ad for Gayle's and decided to drive over and check it out. Well, since we had just eaten, we weren't hungry, but...More

Thank 332Gail
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want the very best Bear Claw pastry in the Santa Cruz area, this is the place for you. There will be a line and parking is a trail, but it is worth every bite of this flaky and sweet concoction.

Thank SandyKatsFL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only is Gayle's an excellent bakery, breakfast and lunch spot, but got even better with the addition of Verve coffee! Best and best together. The only thing I don't love is how crowded it gets...

Thank janahn875
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really great assortment of fresh baked goods, deli as well as coffees. For the special occasion, it is wonderful for cakes etc. one downfall is the massive amounts of people there where you can hardly walk to place order and is a...More

Thank Paula B
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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
1 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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