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Apple Pie Bakery Cafe

1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, NY 12538
+1 845-871-6608
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Ranked #5 of 42 Restaurants in Hyde Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
Description: The Apple Pie Bakery Cafe showcases the talents of the CIA's baking and pastry arts students and faculty, and features sumptuous baked goods and cafe cuisine. The full menu is available for takeout or to enjoy in our relaxed, reservation-free dining area. The Apple Pie Bakery Cafe received awards for "Best Desserts" and "Best Lunch Spot" in Hudson Valley Magazine's annual "Best Of The Hudson Valley" awards.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
Description: The Apple Pie Bakery Cafe showcases the talents of the CIA's baking and pastry arts students and faculty, and features sumptuous baked goods and cafe cuisine. The full menu is available for takeout or to enjoy in our relaxed, reservation-free dining area. The Apple Pie Bakery Cafe received awards for "Best Desserts" and "Best Lunch Spot" in Hudson Valley Magazine's annual "Best Of The Hudson Valley" awards.
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Ottawa
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98 reviews 98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Given the mission and reputation of the CIA, the food we had at the Apple Pie Bakery Cafe was inexplicably poor. My macaroni and cheese was OK, though didn't live up to its extravagant description on the menu (if that really was gorgonzola, i'm amazed, unless the Cheese Whiz people have now started making it). My wife's avocado and goat... More

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northern NY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is part of the Culinary Institute in Hyde park and doesn't take reservations so there was a line to get in, even at 2pm. We stood for a half hour or so. The items on the menu were limited by the time we got to order as they would run out of an entree as the hours went... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My friend and I stopped here after Ziplining nearby for lunch. The bakery display case made it very hard for us to choose our desserts! For lunch I had the prosciutto de Parma. I actually skipped the prosciutto and subbed chicken. The baguette was crusty and the sandwich itself was delicious. My friend had the macaroni and cheese and said... More

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Kudos to the student staff at this very busy place for maintaining a sense of humor and warm smile in the chaos of prospective students, tourists, and staff patrons.

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Elmer, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I visited the CIA for the second time, last month. We had lunch at the Apple Pie Bakery Cafe, two days in a row. The food is wonderful and much more abundant and reasonably priced than the French restaurant, for dinner. The next time we visit the Hyde Park area, we will return for lunch again!

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Leeds, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

After a tour of the CIA and it's magnificent grounds we had brunch at the Apple Pie Café. The colors and displays made me want 1 of everything! My husband had the Prosciutto Sandwich with a basil dressing and I had to take it apart to try and see what it had in it. It was the best sandwich I... More

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Bondsville, Massachusetts
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94 reviews 94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

After visiting the Vanderbilt Mansion, it was time for lunch. Two had split pea soup and said that it was more than enough for lunch. This being the first day of no school in the region the lines may have been longer than normal to get in. Ordering is done cafeteria style with the plates brought to the tables. My... More

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New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I've been trying to get to the CIA and the Apple Pie Cafe since the early 80's, and finally made it this past Friday. My friend and I were so disappointed. It opens at 11 am, and by 12 pm they did not have much selection of baked goods left. The salad I had was adequate, but by no means... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We shared a maple brioche doughnut, a brioche sticky bun, and a filled pretzel. The doughnut was amazing. The bun was very good, but the doughnut was better. The filled pretzel was delicious--a crusty bread surrounding a filling of cheese, mushrooms, and asparagus. Absolutely splended. Cappucinos took a LONG time to arrive, although the cafe was nearly empty. It has... More

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Hyde Park, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love to bring people from out of town here for lunch and to see the school and grounds. Not expensive, no reservations needed and food is delicious. Love the Mac and Cheese !! Buy breads, rolls or desserts to take home after you eat. Would highly recommend this .In ratings below I accidentally rated bar, there is no bar and... More

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