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“Wonderful eatery”

Apple Pie Bakery Cafe
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Hyde Park
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Pleasantville, New York
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wonderful eatery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

I have been to the Apple Pie Bakery twice now and enjoyed it immensely both times. The food is excellent, the value is very good too. The service was especially good this last visit. After finishing lunch, we decided we wanted to order tea/coffee and dessert. We did not however want to stand on the ever growing line again Before we could ask, the server offered to take our order and payment so we would not have to wait. After a wonderful lunch, we enjoyed a visit to the CIA bookstore and views of the Hudson. It was well worth the trip to Hyde Park.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Andrea939
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wappingers falls
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Casual Dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

I visit the Apple Pie Cafe every chance that I can. It is a greatt place to have casual meetings. Beats the local coffee shops, and is part of the Culinary Institute.

Visited August 2012
Thank mike d
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Arlington, NY
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“High class, high price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

There's something about people who think if they pay more it tastes better. The place has two parts, actually: bakery where you order to eat in or take out, and place to sit down. Lunch time is not the time to go. The line moves slowly.

Baked items are not bad: but I haven't found a difference in taste between their apple somethings and the ones sold in Hannafords. You are paying for the name and contributing to the education of the culinary students. Sandwiches are fancy but better in a diner.

Actually, when the Culinary opened, they did have a diner that was exceptional at a great price. As soon as they got fancy and build all their high class restaurants, the prices went up and the diner disappeared.

Thank Aescalapeus
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Have to buy one of everything”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

Everything we had was extraordinary! We had a chocolate peanut butter mouse, chocolate croissant, lemon olive oil bread, and Mac and cheese. My husband had a chicken sandwich that was his favorite meal of our 2 week trip. Wish I could go back and try one of everything!

Thank MSM75
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Washington DC
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Bet you can't eat just One ;>)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

The bakery at the CIA was a nice find. We dropped in to take the Tour of the school, and had time for coffee/pastry beforehand. Hard to pick just one! They had sold out of our first choice (key lime tart) so we went with their signature Apple Pie. Delicious.

Visited July 2012
Thank BikerEd
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