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Karen's Bakery

Bakery, Californian, Café, 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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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Most recent review
Great muffins and nice location

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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El Dorado Hills, California
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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El Dorado Hills, California
Senior Contributor
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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12 reviews 12 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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Cottonwood
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This bakery is so popular it is difficult to find an empty chair during the breakfast hour. We ate on the shaded patio. I ordered the smallest breakfast item on the menu and it was huge! Scrambled eggs, done to perfection, and crisp, thick bacon. I shared a muffin with a friend and we could barely waddle out the door!... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Incredible selection of pastries, their ham and cheese croissants are excellent. Lively and happy place to be on a Saturday morning.

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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: Bakery, Californian, Café, 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

Questions & Answers

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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?