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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
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6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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Sinful but not!

This bakery is superb. The salads are excellent and change often. The goodies are unique and fresh. Just wish they were open in the evenings for cravings!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This bakery is superb. The salads are excellent and change often. The goodies are unique and fresh. Just wish they were open in the evenings for cravings!

Thank Maryv877
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Excellent place for a creative, succulent breakfast with many or few calories. Either way, the taste is worth it. Wonderful combinations of flavors with eggs, fruits, yogurt, baked goods, and other extras.

Thank Ger9131
Folsom, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My wife and I go here as often as possible. Excellent food with optional outdoor dinning. Fresh enjoyable food.

Thank Mahaloken
Folsom, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A regular stop for many local bicyclists and young moms, this bustling venue consistently provides delicious baked goods, breakfasts, sandwiches and coffee drinks. Everything is always fresh and flavorful, with a lot of attention paid to seasonal produce. The noise level, especially on Saturday mornings, is pretty high, but there's a lovely patio outside.

Thank knfolsom
Folsom, California
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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.

Thank Toni R
Folsom, California
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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.

Thank zimagrrl
El Dorado Hills, California
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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.

Thank Kim B
Folsom, California
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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.

Thank Dreambunch
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 

Thank blhillrn
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

Thank Danielle W

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 705 Gold Lake Dr Ste 340, Folsom, CA 95630
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Folsom
  • Phone Number: (916) 985-2665
Open Hours
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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