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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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7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quick visit, but a delicious moment at the CIA.

One of several restaurants at the CIA on campus, with the students engaged in the cooking and serving of such lovely food and drinks. This school is another gem in the Hyde Park area, almost hidden among the run down and abandoned buildings and old homes left in the city, or town as it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Steve H
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

One of several restaurants at the CIA on campus, with the students engaged in the cooking and serving of such lovely food and drinks. This school is another gem in the Hyde Park area, almost hidden among the run down and abandoned buildings and old homes left in the city, or town as it was. Granted, this area has seen... More 

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Nice assortment of items to choose from.... everything from bagels to sweets to salads. Reasonably priced.

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

If I lived in the area, I would eat here every day. Plenty of delicious options to satisfy my husband, two girls and me. The baked goods are amazing as are the lunch entrees. We particularly enjoyed the grilled vegetable sandwich, the corn chowder and the quiche. Kid-friendly options include Mac and cheese, fries, etc. Highly recommend.

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were in the area visiting colleges. We didn't have time to eat at the more formal places at CIA and so came here. The line moves fast and it's worth it. The food is so fresh and delicious and beautiful.

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New York City, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Although I had visited The Culinary Institue of America restaurants, this was my first lunch at the popular Apple Pie Bakery. The staff was super accommodating, which was especially appreciated since my lunch companion has a (not obvious) physical disability. We were seated quickly. The service was friendly but not intrusive. We enjoyed discussing the future with the charming student... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stopped by this bakery café after having lunch at the Bocuse restaurant - both located at the Culinary Institute of America, NY. We picked up some baked good for the road and they were delicious. If this is any indication, I would suspect the lunch items they serve at the café would be a delight as well.

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Salt Point, New York
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58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

You can stop in here and buy fresh breads of all kinds, as well as unbelievable pastries, cookies, candies, etc. There is so much to choose from. Also, this is a great place to buy a hostess gift since they also sell candies, jams, teas, and other great gift ideas.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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59 helpful votes 59 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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50 helpful votes 50 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?