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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
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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Sacramento, CA
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Karen's has the BEST bread pudding out there. It is made with pastries so it has flakes of fruit and chocolate and berries in it as well. It is slathered in a custard that is out of this world and is in my opinion the best thing they serve. That being said I have tried several things on their menu... More 

Thank Rebecca B
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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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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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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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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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74 reviews
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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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124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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.

Thank Dreambunch
Folsom, California
1 review
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
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 Dr Ste 340, 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?