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Karen's Fun Innovative Baking

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705 Gold Lake Dr Ste 340, Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 985-2665
Today
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Lunch Place

Karen's Bakery is an enjoyable meeting place for lunch or small celebrations. Lunch choices are salads, soups and sandwiches. There is usually a special of the day available. Coffee and tea choices are excellent. Of course desserts are numerous and mouthwatering! Karen will bake your cake for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Toni R
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Folsom, California
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Folsom, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Karen's Bakery is an enjoyable meeting place for lunch or small celebrations. Lunch choices are salads, soups and sandwiches. There is usually a special of the day available. Coffee and tea choices are excellent. Of course desserts are numerous and mouthwatering! Karen will bake your cake for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or any other special occasion. Outdoor seating is very pleasant.

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Folsom, California
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22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Karen's is a Folsom favorite; people love to see and be seen in this hip spot. Personally, while the food is innovative and tasty, I find it overpriced and overhyped. Definitely the spot for business luncheons or ladies who lunch.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Love this place. There are so many choices, you can come here everyday for a month and still have something new to try. Everyone should try Karen's. The wait is worth it.

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Folsom, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

A great selection of breads and pastries, patio dining, busy breakfast and lunch . Clean, friendly, bright and subby.

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Folsom, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Karen's is a nice little eatery popular among locals and cyclists alike. It has a nice outside patio for dining and room for bicycles. Menu items are definitely somewhat pricey and for me, though admittedly I've not tried an abundance of baked things, the bakery items so-so. We ordered a special cake for my aunt's birthday and I thought it... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

the pastries are fantastic and made fresh. The mochas are amazing! get there early because the line can get long

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Orangevale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Great sandwiches, salads and desserts. Come early during the day the lunch crowd can get big. Try the homemade Ho Ho it is fabulous. Never had a bad meal.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Went to Karen's with the whole family. It was a hit. The best egg salad sandwich and bread pudding! The kid's loved the grilled cheese paninis. Wifey loved the salad. Everything was fresh as expertly prepared. Karen came out to visit and check on us. We were all happy and well taken care of. I highly recommend.

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Sacramento, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

We love going here for breakfast. The pastries & muffins are fabulous. Coffee is fresh and the coffee drinks are wonderful. Small breakfasts are good, but if your going here to have breakfast I would stick to the pastries/muffins. They have highchairs for the little ones. Extra busy on Saturday.....be prepared for a line if you show up around 0830.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

I LOVE going here. I'd go more often but I live more than an hour away. Every salad I've had is excellent. Every soup, sandwich - interesting and delicious. Desserts are generally good too. Some more to my liking than others. Teas, coffee - good. Just a bit loud sometimes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 705 Gold Lake Dr Ste 340, Folsom, CA 95630
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Folsom
  • Phone Number: (916) 985-2665

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakeries
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?