Lazy Brunching at Lake Forest Café

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Last weekend I visited Folsom’s beloved Lake Forest Café on a gloriously sunny morning. There was a 25-minute wait for a table (if you visit, be prepared to put your name on a list – it’s rare to get seated immediately), but I didn’t mind. I settled in a rocking chair on the homey, covered porch area, enjoying the spring breezes and watching over-ripe grapefruits suddenly fall from the tree out front and splat loudly to the ground.

The wait was worth it – we had a comforting breakfast with warm, attentive service. If you’re a first-timer to Lake Forest Café, don’t miss the creamy, sweet blintzes, the rustic potato pancakes (served with sautéed apples and sour cream), or the fabulous omelettes.

13409 Folsom Boulevard, Folsom, (916) 985-6780; lakeforestcafe.com