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Back in August 2010, we shattered our club stereotype and enjoyed a delicious breakfast at Lake Forest Café, in Folsom, which has the distinction of being located inside a 100-year-old house, and is thoroughly early 1900's in almost every respect.  The decor is pure Victorian, the wait staff are very friendly and experienced, and the menu is quite different, and it borders on "girly" or "foo-foo," yet that's not a bad thing, as variety is the spice of life, and the menu offered at Lake Forest Café certainly offers plenty of variety.  On Friday, April 29, 2011, the Sacramento Breakfast Club held our bi-monthly meeting at Lake Forest Café, and enjoyed a different, but very enjoyable breakfast.

Photo:  If if wasn't for the quaint sign and the large parking lot, you'd never guess that this is a restaurant, as Lake Forest Café is located inside of a 100 year old house.  The grapefruit tree in the front yard supplies fruit, in season, for the use of the restaurant.

Photo:  The dining room is located in what once was the living room of the house, and the decor is right out of the Victorian era, right down to the light fixtures.  The only modern concessions are the 21st century light bulbs, coffee makers, and other kitchen appliances.

Photo:  Our server, Anna, brings plates of sourdough toast to our table.  Don't even think about ordering biscuits and gravy, chicken fried steak, or any other diner cuisine, as the menu features many kosher dishes, omelets and upscale selections.

Photo:  Reynaldo poses in front of the stove.  Lake Forest Café was kind enough to allow access into their kitchen, which is uncommon for U.S. restaurants, due to insurance issues.

Photo:  I'm a sucker for a good omelet, so I ordered a #35 omelet, from the "Omelets from South of the Border" section of the menu.  My #35 omelet contained three eggs, chorizo, guacamole, salsa, plus jack and Cheddar cheese.  You get a choice of fresh fruit or homestyle potatoes - hash brown potatoes aren't on the menu... this ain't no diner!!! - so naturally I ordered homestyle potatoes.  I also enjoyed many cups of their fine coffee.  Not shown is the plate of sourdough toast that Sharlene and I shared.  The omelet was filling and delicious!

Photo:  Today's members of the Sacramento Breakfast Club, from left to right:  Eric Rench, Bev MacLeod, Dan MacLeod, Lous Bugaj, Jim Angelo, Sharon Angelo, David DeMario and Shalene Rench.

Lake Forest Café is open from 07:00 in the morning, until 13:45 in the afternoon, Wednesday through Sunday.  It is a very different, yet very enjoyable departure from the places where we normally hold our club meetings.  The decor is quite Victorian, the staff is friendly, and very experienced, the menu is unique, and the food is delicious. For a delicious change of pace, check out Lake Forest Café... you'll be glad you did!

Lake Forest Café
13409 Folsom Blvd.
Folsom, CA 95630
916 985-6780

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