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Karen's Bakery

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705 Gold Lake Drive, Folsom, CA 95630
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
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Folsom, California
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Get there early! Karen's food is delicious and beautiful! She and staff serve a beautiful breakfast/brunch and bakery European style. Popular with local bicyclists. Fair warning: usually closes around 2PM. Does catering and special orders baked goods.

Thank Mona O
Des Moines, Iowa
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The dark roast coffee was top notch (maybe I needed it early in the morn?!) And the scones are perfectly flaky and sweet - exactly what a scone should be.

Thank Mike G
Folsom, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff is friendly and fast. The food and drinks are delicious. The atmosphere is comfortable and close to the American River.

Thank Lisa L
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79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like coming to Karen's for casual meals and sometimes to work. I usually have my laptop when I come here to work since they have free WiFi access and the people are super friendly. It still has that cozy, small town, sophisticated but humble vibe. Today I ordered tried the royal oatmeal cookies -- OMG. I ended up ordering... More 

Thank lanitrek
Folsom, Callifornia
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I love Karen's Bakery. Its a huge favorite with locals, the food is always excellent (not cheap, not overly expensive) and the setting is very comfortable. This is the best bakery in Folsom as well and the only place I will get special occasion cakes.

Thank folsomite
Folsom, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

stopped by for the first time and had a breakfast sandwich and coffee with friends. Very tasty meal, and the coffee was good too.

Thank Janene H
Rocklin, California
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Whatever you get from Karen's is terrific. They have a great variety of sandwiches that are outside the box and her salads are the best. Good healthy organic and different.

Thank Lisa O
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Karen's is a regional favorite, and for good reason. The bakery items are to die for! Karen's also offers a wonderful menu of food and drinks beyond bakery items. Located a stones throw from the beautiful American River and bike trail, this is a great stop or destination. There will be a line on Saturday's and they're closed on Sunday's.... More 

Thank Russell H
No. California
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259 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I reviewed Karen's in 2013. After visiting again I have amended my assessment. This is a popular and pleasant breakfast and lunch spot. There is quite a variety of items like yummy salads, soups, sandwiches, and of course the delectable desserts. They also do catering. There is both indoor and outdoor seating (dogs allowed outdoors)

Thank 2onvacaton
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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We stopped here for lunch and all of us absolutely loved our lunches! I had the ham and cheese panini- it was delicious and came with a perfect salad! Loved it! The pastries looked wonderful. Highly recommended!

Thank Linda M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 Gold Lake Drive, Folsom, CA 95630
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Folsom
  • Phone Number: 916.985.2665

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?