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Karen's Bakery Cafe & Catering
Ratings and Reviews



Karen's Bakery Cafe & Catering
705 Gold Lake Dr., Ste. 340
(916) 985-2665

Total Rating
3.5 star rating
(7.0000)
Based on 20 votes



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2017/1/3 6:54:28
Barnypok Barnypok
5 star rating
Rating: 10.0000

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2016/3/3 7:58:30
Anonymous
5 star rating
Rating: 10.0000

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2012/8/11 15:21:35
Catherine
3.5 star rating
Rating: 7.0000

Pastries
"I've bought 2 cakes from Karen's, one was an Almond praline which was great, the other a coconut/lime. The second cake was ok, but couldn't taste any lime and very little coconut. The cakes are heavy on the icing or ganache which I think over powers the cake (but if you're into rich fatty icing that would be good). You do need to eat them at room temperature to realize the full flavor of the pastry. The cake decoration was rather meager with a little placard 2x3" with writing on it so be specific with your design requests. I've tried some fruit tarts which are good, nice crust"


2012/8/9 10:44:49
Debbie Sanchez
4.5 star rating
Rating: 9.0000

the pateries
"wow!! is all I have to say, thats all that needs to be said wonderful tasting pastries you will crave! Debbie"


2011/12/3 14:47:14
K D
4 star rating
Rating: 8.0000

Wonderful pastries, salads
"Karen's pastries are wonderful! You'll want to save room and split a dessert with a friend. Or better yet, take one home!"


2011/4/7 11:30:27
jenny wu
0.5 star rating
Rating: 1.0000

"overpriced .."


2010/5/29 9:59:16
Abby Shephard
5 star rating
Rating: 10.0000

I'm a regular now!
"I love their breakfast tortilla, all of their salads and the 5 different cakes I've tried. I find myself there 2-3 times per week to use their wi-fi and satisfy my Foodie Needs! Great location & people that work there!"


2009/3/11 15:59:13
Kellan Wesley
1.5 star rating
Rating: 3.0000

Overrated!
"Great atmosphere, and the baked goods look fancy (never actually tried them). The salads and sandwiches are quite bland...not very flavorful at all. Also, I ordered a salad sampler combo of 3 choices, and there was a black hair in one of the salads. I exchanged it...but they did not even treat it like it was a big deal. Then I noticed the man/cook in the kitchen area has black hair and doesn't even wear a hair net or anything. Prices are very high too...compared to the quality of the food. I would not recommend this place for the food, but maybe to meet for coffee or tea. "


2008/7/27 6:58:20
M T
4 star rating
Rating: 8.0000

Impersonal Attitude, Food is Good
"I like the food, especially the ready made salads in the display case. I haven't tried any deserts yet, so I can't comment on those. There is one woman who works there, which is so impersonal, totally no spunck, no piazz, and each time I go, I hope she's not there. She kinda puts a funk on the whole experience. I would not want someone like her working for me! Other than this lady, it is a nice place with good food."


2008/3/21 9:50:34
Shauna Trummer
1 star rating
Rating: 2.0000

Very Bad!
"I wanted so badly to love this place but I have to give it a 1 star out of 5. I'm not sure if the lunch items are good as I have never tasted any of them. I can however, comment on the two different cake slices I had at this bakery. First, having extensive knowledge in food sanitation and working for an agency that inspects food establishments, I can say that I was not happy with the way my food was handled. I walked in the store and was not greeted by anyone behind the counter. I actually made eye contact with two different ladies who never so much as said hello or even smiled at me. I was waiting for two minutes looking at all the pastries and cakes when a young lady finally asked what she could get me. I asked for the white chocolate raspberry cake and she proceeded to obtain the cake. She walked over to the sink and grabbed a knife out of the sink which is completely unsanitary unless she washes it with soap and hot water. Upon reaching for the knife she rinses it with water, no soap, then wipes it off with a towel that has other food particles on it. I looked at the knife after she wiped it off and there was still many crusted food particles adhered to the knife. I didn't say anything at the time because I was running late for an appointment but in hindsight I should have. After paying $4.00 for a piece of small cake I left. I later cut the outside slices off with a knife so I didn't have to eat the unsanitary part. I then tasted what I thought would be a delectable slice of cake to only find a stale, dry unflavored cake. There was no taste of raspberries in the cake and the frosting was horrible. Save yourself some money and make a cake from scratch or use a Duncan Hines mix. All the ladies in this bakery seem very stuck up and aren't friendly at all. I was disappointed once again. Just so you know that first time I visited this store I ordered a chocolate chip cookie and a piece of coconut cake and they too were not good. Dry!!!"


2008/2/2 17:33:14
chuck noble
5 star rating
Rating: 10.0000



2007/7/7 20:15:26
Jack smith
0.5 star rating
Rating: 1.0000

TERRIBLE CAKE
"I just purchased a cake from Karen's Bakery and it was TERRIBLE! It is a shame because thhe cake was an expensive cake and it was dry and tasted like wax! For shame! Although, her other cakes may have tasted better, I still will not be returning."


2007/7/3 7:50:49
Jessica
1.5 star rating
Rating: 3.0000

Disappointed
"Someone recommended this place to me so I had some expectation of their desserts being good, this was a mistake. Their desserts were rather small and overpriced. I ordered some sort of strawberry cake, which I didn't care much for, and a lemon bar. The cake was decent at best but the lemon bar was no good. "


2007/1/10 17:55:09
Ron Huntley
5 star rating
Rating: 10.0000

"Excellent food, excellent service, excellent location and excellent atmosphere. A real friendly "watering-hole" for local Folsom residents."


2006/8/8 11:20:16
Susan McLean
5 star rating
Rating: 10.0000

Karen's Bakery Cafe & Catering--Wow!
"Fantastic lunches and breakfasts, including several kinds of salads. Their pastries are fabulous and very well made. I've recently had their croissant bread pudding and their tossed broccoli with slow-roasted whole-clove garlic. A friend says their Belgian chocolate dessert is mouth-boggling. This is a very good choice to take a special friend for a relaxed celebration."


2006/5/25 13:45:06
Lisa Croatia
0.5 star rating
Rating: 1.0000

Terrible and overpriced
"The cakes look beautiful but...... yuck, bland tasting. The family all had a small slice each and all of us got sick. Something must have been bad. I will never, ever go there again and suggest you don't either. Raleys/Bel Air have much better cakes for cheaper too!"


2006/3/10 9:09:54
Anonymous
5 star rating
Rating: 10.0000

Several cakes outstanding
"I have ordered several cakes - and they have all been delicious! No Flour Chocolate Cake Fruit Basket Cake Tiramisu Lemon Cake Karen's Bakery made the occasions extra special because of the quality of their pastries! Great service as well!"


2006/1/3 15:55:35
Anonymous
5 star rating
Rating: 10.0000



2005/11/7 13:46:50
Karen Springs
4.5 star rating
Rating: 9.0000

Rasberry Mousse Cake
"I ordered a rasberry mousse cake, it was excellant! "


2005/8/15 13:22:57
Anonymous
4 star rating
Rating: 8.0000