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“Delicious, healthy lunch!” 4 of 5 stars
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Karen's Bakery
705 Gold Lake Drive, Folsom, CA 95630
916.985.2665
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Ranked #13 of 234 Restaurants in Folsom
Cuisines: Californian, Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Granite Bay, California
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Delicious, healthy lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My friends and I enjoyed a delicious, healthy lunch here! It is a bit noisy and crowded, so probably not a good choice for a business meeting or to have a serious conversation! The food is very tasty, MUUUUCCH better than what you would get at La Bou, so this is definitely a "go to" place for a quick and healthy fresh lunch!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Folsom, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Folsom's Best for Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Menu at Karen's is always interesting with salad choices, sandwiches and soups! The food is fresh and attractive. The deserts are beautiful to look at and delectable! Cakes for all occasions are available for purchase.
Karen's is the favorite stop for cyclists so get there early for a table either inside or out.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Folsom, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“No ordinary bakery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nice, unusual lunches, scrumptious baked goods, easy access, great location, plenty of parking, close to shopping! All terrific attributes but the bread and sweet rolls is what I enjoy most. Ah the bearclaws
. Sit outside on a nice day, it gets really busy lunchtime

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gold River, California
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Breakfast and Pastry”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

A nice selection of pastry...and some special menu selections like smoked salmon and eggs. Coffee is good with the pastry, This one of the few places that has pies to bring home...nice patio eating area. Very crowded in the breakfast hours as it is a popular stop over for bicycle riders. Good parking accross the street. A little on the pricey side, but the qulaity is good.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Folsom, California
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“A great place for lunch with friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We go to Karen's quite often because it's right by the bike trail and a perfect place to end a bike ride. We usually eat outside since we're in bike clothes but inside is friendly and cozy. My favorites are: spinach salad with chicken (the chicken can be a bit dry sometimes though), the salmon pasta salad, the beet salad, quiche, fall salad with chicken, and the cauliflower salad. As for their desserts, you can't beat them anywhere in Folsom. Try their Salted Carmel Chocolate Cake. It is to die for! Really. We get that sometimes for BD parties there. Good coffees and teas too and wonderful other baked goods such as cookies and pies. During lunchtime, the line can get long so try to go before 11;30 or after 1:00 if you're in a hurry. The only disappointment is their breakfast. The granola is ok but other items haven't been that great. Lunch is my preference.

Visited April 2014
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