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Karen's Bakery

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Californian, Coffee Shop, Bakeries, 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: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 27
    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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Lincoln, California, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Delicious food, fair prices, delightful casual atmosphere, pastry creation award-winning owner, outdoor patio, friendly staff, free parking, can't go wrong.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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60 helpful votes 60 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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64 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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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, Coffee Shop, Bakeries, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?