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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
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery
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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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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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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106 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Arlington, Virginia
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35 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We went on a tour of the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) and at the end went to the bakery to grab some donuts (I read on Tripadvisor that the maple brioche donuts were to die for). They did not have that flavor when we were there, but they had orange brioche donuts which were also to die for. So... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We drove from Illinois and this was our first dining experience during our 4 night stay in the area. All 4 of us thought our choices for dinner were excellent. Each of us ordered a different entree and none were disappointed. We also ordered 4 different desserts and sampled each others delicious decadent ending to our meal. Everything about this... More

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Lakewood, OH
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The food was good, but we didn't realize we would have to wait half an hour in line. I suppose there may be no line in the winter when fewer tourists are around. We had creative food, coconut and chicken soup, and fancy desserts. It is a school, so some servers seemed better than others. The Culinary Institute is a... More

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Orlando, Florida
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141 reviews 141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

On each visit to the CIA for lunch, we arrive very early so we can have a snack at the Apple Pie Bakery Cafe. We try various items each time, while trying to get something different from what we have had previously. So we have a variety of savory and sweet items. We pair then with tea or a French-press... More

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Additional Information about Apple Pie Bakery Cafe

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

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