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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 good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cookies” (78 reviews)
“pastries” (70 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (12 reviews)
Open Now
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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11 - 20 of 457 reviews

Reviewed 28 May 2017 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 25 May 2017

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 2 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
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This place was recommended to us by a friend. We were exploring the area, and needed a light lunch, and found this to be delightful. The atmosphere is so fun, with vintage tablecloth curtain swags, and a huge selection of food to go, prepared food,...More

Thank marilynseimpainter
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Whenever we are having a special birthday or other occasion, we often buy the cake from Gayle's. I love anything with chocolate ganache, and my daughter loves their princess cake. This is also a great place to buy a lovely dessert when bringing food to...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This weekend I promised to focus on salads and no carbs. But walking into Gayle's in Capitola at 3:30pm on a Saturday for the first meal of the day was not the wisest decision for someone trying to reduce. Gayle's is one of the few...More

Thank April K
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We have been customers of Gayle's Bakery for years now. it has wonderful variety of breads, cakes, cookies, sandwiches, burrito's, very good coffee, and you can build your own breakfast or brunch by selecting from a variety of offerings..It has a home like atmosphere and...More

Thank Aegean5
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I had read, online, ahead of time about this bakery and deli before our trip to the city. Upon arrival, there was everything (except fine cheeses) one could want to eat. Loved the premade (that morning) sandwiches and their prices were alright considering the quality...More

Thank Orchard Orchid
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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, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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