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Reviewed July 2, 2019

We came here as part of the tour and lunch and I think we got them on a bad day. Things seemed very unorganized and they seemed to be understaffed to handle the people that opted for lunch with their tour. For the bulk of...the time we were there, there was one person taking orders, making drinks and delivering orders. Eventually someone else came along to expedite the food and deliver orders. My food came out almost ten minutes after my husband's food. On to the food. I had the Italian sandwich and it was very good. The pasta salad that was on the side was fantastic. My husband opted for the other lunch option, the fried chicken sandwich, but it was a fried chicken plate when it came out. He still enjoyed it. I'd try it again and hope things were a bit better organized.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

My BFF came over to visit in Calistoga and we chose to get the CIA tour including lunch for $20/p. We were delighted with our tour guide Vicky, the history of the building, and the current curriculum. The Greystone red wine, quick lunch, and dessert...were perfect! Could not leave without an expresso Illy coffee to finish my brownie. The bakery cafe was worth the price and time spent. If money were not an issue, I would book my next 4 years in the CIAs curriculum!More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

This makes for a fine lunch stop but isn't anything special. I had the reuben sandwich and my wife had the pho. We have no complaints.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

We had a pita hummus sandwich and a Rueben. Both would rate very good. One sandwich came with a soup, which was not very good. We had wine sampler, which was fairly priced, and was just that 'fair'.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2017

This is a beautiful place with top quality products and excellent service. Really interesting and a place every foody visiting Napa should go for breakfast or just a bite.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

Have had dinner and lunch in the main restaurant, but the cafe is fab and highly recommended; great coffee!

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

excellent coffe, hot chocolate and amazing desserts/bakery items - greta place for an afternoon or morning coffee, also lunch. Nice setting near the demonstration kitchens at Greystone ...

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed November 30, 2016

We visited the Culinary Institute of America. While there we went to their nice cafe - The Bakery Cafe by illy. We enjoyed a good cup of coffee. They also had some splendid holiday candies. The seating area is pleasant.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We opposed in here while wine tasting and it was great. Bathe menu was small, but there was soup, salad and a sandwich (possibly more than one of each, but not many choices). Great desserts, too. It was really neat to eat at the Culinary...Institute! (FYI, no need to bus your table when you are finished eating!)More

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We were there to check out the culinary school for our son but this cafe hit the spot. Everything is made by the students. The chocolates were gorgous and delicious. We had a few pastries and coffee and they reasonably priced.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed July 5, 2016

We had coffee and a few truffles here. It was very nice and reasonably priced . I walked around and looked at all the kitchen wares. Overall I recommend the experience.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed July 2, 2016

a great bargain! had the fired chicken sandwich! so so good! you get to walk through the gift shop with all the tools a master chef needs to get to the deli. food prepared to order. very good service.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed December 7, 2015

We went to the Bakery Cafe at the Culinary Institute of America. We like it as a lunch stop. We also like it just to have ice tea or coffee and a baked good. They also have wine, Service is nice. One orders at the...counter. There are tables to sit at to enjoy one's lunch or snack.More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed October 10, 2015

While in Napa I made sure to stop to eat at the Culinary Institute. The restaurants themselves were closed. However, the Bakery was open to the public. Ordering is easy, limited menu but very well executed. We came twice on our visit for lunch. The...first day we ordered Grilled Cheese and Tomato Bisque. This was the BEST tomato bisque we ever had!! The grilled cheese had a few different cheese combinations that made that home-style cooking all the more enjoyable. The second visit was a hamburger that had a few different toppings with an over-easy egg. I never had a more perfectly cooked over-easy egg made in my life! The hamburger was so flavorful and juicy too. If you are a foodie, you definitely need to stop and pay a visit for lunch. After eating before hitting up another winery, take a stroll through their gift shops - lots of cook books, wine books, cooking utensils and cookware galore. You can also view a cooking class going on in the next room next to the Bakery. No reservations are needed, and the building is open to the public daily. Check the website for hours.More

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed October 5, 2015

Having worked in the hotel industry in sales for over 36 years and my father was a chef and worked with many CIA grads this was a great place to see where the training starts. Students work the cafe and make the items. It was...delicious. Don't forget to stop in the book store/gift shop. It has so many cookfoods and cooking utensils you must have if you enjoy cooking and dining on good food.More

Date of visit: September 2015
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4