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Karen's Bakery

Californian, Café, Bakery, Bistro
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705 Gold Lake Drive, Folsom, CA 95630
916.985.2665
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6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nice Cafe to sit & watch the 'World go-by'

Karen's Bakery located on Gold Lake Drive in the Historic District of Folsom is a popular place judging by the long line-up in front of us to the counter. There was a large variety of eats on offer - pastries, sandwiches and coffee et. al. A nice place to sit & watch the 'World go-by'.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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485 reviews 485 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Karen's Bakery located on Gold Lake Drive in the Historic District of Folsom is a popular place judging by the long line-up in front of us to the counter. There was a large variety of eats on offer - pastries, sandwiches and coffee et. al. A nice place to sit & watch the 'World go-by'.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We recently had lunch at Karen's, and ordered salmon with pomegranate seeds. The salmon was cooked perfectly, and came with an inventive and beautifully prepared vegetable salad. Another lovely salad accompanied our order of a grilled chicken sandwich on very tasty all grain bread. The cafe latte was excellent, as was the iced sun tea. We had no room for... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Karen's is a great spot to meet a friend and hang out. We often go to Karen's and then head down to walk along the river. The coffee is pricey, but the muffins are inexpensive and delicious too. Recommend this place!

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Folsom, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Karen's Bakery has the best desserts in town and so many options! I love coming here for a sweet treat. The only downfall is that they are a little pricey so I don't get to visit as often as I would like. Great staff there as well and super friendly. Highly recommend this place if you have friends in town... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

What a treasure this place is! Unusual home cooked menu, generous portions, fresh, served by helpful staff. Maybe a bit pricey, but the quality is worth it.

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Folsom, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food and desserts are delicious! Staff seems nice. It is a bit expensive for a pay-at-the-counter and wait for your food type restaurant. Nice patio for dining in the spring and fall.

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Chicago, Illinois
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143 reviews 143 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

We visited for breakfast. We sat outside on one of the few cool and rainy days that Folsom has seen in a while. In fact, we were the only ones outside for most of our meal. The food and the coffee were outstanding. We ate here because we had been here seven years ago and remembered it to be special.... More 

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Rancho Cordova
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A great substitute for Starbucks for a quick great beverage for breakfast or lunch. Cakes and pastries and a great salad selection. A very quick efficient sevice.

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Carmichael
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Karen's sits near the Folsom light rail stop and the American River bike trail, so it's a great place to being or end an outdoor adventure. I've mostly eaten lunch there and they have great salads and sandwiches. Today my husband and I had breakfast. My granola, yoghurt and fresh fruit was ample and delicious. The granola was homemade, but... More 

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Folsom, California
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23 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Located in the "old" Folsom business district this restaurant offers a wonderful assortment of meals for breakfast or lunch. For those that have no fear of expanding their waistline a wide assortment of delicious pastry items stares at you through the glass deli cabinet as you walk by. A line usually forms leading to the counter where you pay for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 705 Gold Lake Drive, Folsom, CA 95630
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Folsom
  • Phone Number: 916.985.2665

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Californian, Café, Bakery, Bistro
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?