Dianda's Italian Bakery and Cafe
10131 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, Ca 95628
This cute little indoor-outdoor cafe is run by very friendly people, most with a nice Italian accent and who can also bake some mean sweet treats! The chocolate raspberry with whipped cream frosting cake we ordered for our little girl Kaia's birthday was the biggest present at the party! It was so decadently delicious we had to make them a hand-made "thank you" card and we intend on ordering the rest of all our birthday cakes from them...also comes with a very fair price!
Aside their addicting desserts, particularly their famous traditional cannoli which you'll need to get in early to catch one, they also serve a satisfying breakfast (my favorite is always whatever breakfast croissant sandwhich they're serving) and lunch though unfortunately not dinner. Could you imagine an authentic Italian diner right in the heart of Old Fair Oaks?
7984 California Ave
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Considering my boyfriend and I have only eaten here once before I can't have too much of an opinion about this little California Cuisine restaurant. However I can say it is an authentic eatery, with a chef who knows his stuff, but unfortunately on our visit for breakfast from the moment my boyfriends order of steak and eggs hit the grill top an unpleasant odor filled the air. We did look past the situation in its entirety atleast attempting to taste the meat but in the end a comment card was handed to us and had to be filled out.
Sorry Gerard and hope this doesn't break our chances of enjoying another meal at your restaurant as the rest of your menu looks right up our alley!
7318 Winding Way
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Once again we've only dined at this Family Style European Cafe just once so far and it was pretty good. Among being known for their quality baking of cakes, pastries and Euro-style desserts, they also serve a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. During our visit we shared a vegetable crepe and a cheeseburger, like I said it was all pretty good.
In regards to some of their specialty Euro-style desserts, for example a raspberry and key lime flavored gelatin-like desserts which I expected to be more of a mousse or buttercream, I feel these may be more of an aquired preference, for me anyway.
I'll have to dig into one of their cannolis or decadent personal sized cakes next time, they all look amazing...we like to go out on a whim most the time with food though, but I'm grateful I tried the others!
Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant
4071 Howard Street, Fair Oaks, CA 95628-7138
There is always the same two waiters serving, we most often end up sitting with the famous Nick but there is also the famous Mike. All the staff is extremely friendly and on point with their attentiveness!
The chef has a way of cooking his potatoes which I asked to be explained to me though just haven't been able to replicate them at home. I know they're basically simply braised in a stock until tender but they're just one of the best potatoes we've ever had!
Sunflower Natural Food Restaurant
10344 Fair Oaks Blvd
Fair Oaks, CA 95628-7114