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Apple Pie Bakery Cafe

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1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, NY 12538
+1 845-871-6608
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
Description: The Apple Pie Bakery Cafe showcases the talents of the CIA's baking and...
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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Dessert

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great pastry selections

I would make sure not to miss the Apple pie bakery if you visit the CIA. The pastry selection is varied and expertly prepared. The service as throughout the CIA is a bit awkward but you don't expect much more from a cafe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Scott M
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dessert
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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136 reviews 136 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I would make sure not to miss the Apple pie bakery if you visit the CIA. The pastry selection is varied and expertly prepared. The service as throughout the CIA is a bit awkward but you don't expect much more from a cafe.

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Hudson River Valley, New York
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102 reviews 102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

All sorts of flavorful hot teas and coffee. Delicious breads and pastries. This place can get quite crowded, but well worth the wait if needed. Great way to support the outstanding efforts of the culinary students. Check out the school and grounds after you finish your breakfast.

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Troy, New York
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127 reviews 127 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I like that the Apple Pie Bakery Café has excellent food, many choices traditional to unusual, fast, and easy to have a quick lunch.

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Hyde Park, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a very busy place, but worth the wait on line. The food is amazing. Try the quiche. You won't be sorry. It is very noisy in apple pie .

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I've been to Apple Pie several times. The french fries are the best. Also, if you get there on a day that they have the lemon sourdough bread be sure to take a loaf home. My kids loved the kale ceasar salad and grilled chicken sandwich; the bread is delicious. You might have to wait in line, but it moves... More 

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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184 reviews 184 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Traditional everything NY bagels were spot on as were the donut holes for a sweet finish. The show stopper for me was the caramel creme brûlée! Simply a must. Opens at 730am.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This lunch was going to be a real adventure. Anticipation grew when we saw the CIA's impressive campus. The line to enter the cafe moved right along, with a few samples of chocolate and a chatting hostess. The showcase where we placed our order was stocked with lovely pastries. Maybe pastries, especially chocolate, show their true strength. My husband ordered... More 

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Hyde Park, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I dine frequently for lunch at the Culinary Apple Pie Bakery. I love the atmosphere..looking out over a pretty garden and the Hudson River. The food is top notch and delicious! You may need to wait in line for lunch tho and it can be a 15 min wait or so. But it's worth it. The prices are average for... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The Apple Pie Bakery is the only restaurant that does not require reservations at the CIA. Thus a line forms around lunchtime. It is well worth the wait! The food is varied and delicious and all made by the students. The pastries are out of this world delicious. They vary as to the season of the year. Our favorites are... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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129 reviews 129 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This bakery was our breakfast spot three days running. They have fabulous savory and sweet items with great coffee. The savory items, stuffed pretzel (like a quiche inside a pretzel type dough and heated up so it's really a treat. However, it's so big, unless you like to eat allot I recommend splitting it with someone or taking half home.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, NY 12538
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: +1 845-871-6608

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery

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.
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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