A friend drove me by this place a year ago and I really don’t know why it took me so long to come back. It’s the perfect blend of quaint cafe and garden store all blended together in a seamless experience that is both inviting and satisfying. The property includes a cafe, bed and breakfast, wine tasting, event and wedding venue and garden store. We chose to just explore the cafe and some of the property for our first visit.
Driving into the parking lot I wasn’t sure what to expect. All I could see was that this was my sort of experience. The cafe is small and warm and has a simple menu of fresh and local ingredients put together in a homey comfortable way. There is a outside seating area that goes on and on and starts off with a rustic patio and stretches throughout the property. There are kids options that are served with probably the best fruit accompaniments I have encountered anywhere in this area. A display of different fruit all crisp and fresh and choices that kids want to eat. Strawberries, grapes and different kinds of melon.
We chose to sit outside and a friend and I were able to chat. Yes. You hear me right. We had time to chat while my tots were totally entertained by the kids garden tools spread around the ground in the gravel underneath our table. They were so entertained that they forgot to complain about being hungry. Not hungry. Bored. Ready to go. Or any other bevy of usual restaurant complaints. By the time lunch was served we were all hungry and relaxed.
The property has ample space to stroll and look at the gorgeous plants and outside decor. There is a pond to explore. There is a bocce court waiting for action. This is definitely a destination not to be missed and is the perfect starting place for a day of farmstand shopping and exploring.
The Flower Farm Inn is located at 4150 Auburn Folsom Rd., Loomis, CA and the cafe is open from 7:30 am-4:00 pm Wednesday through Monday and can be found online at www.flowerfarminn.com