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“Good Selection Of Bakery and Lunch Items”

Apple Pie Bakery Cafe
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Hyde Park
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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.
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1,364 reviews
732 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 500 helpful votes
“Good Selection Of Bakery and Lunch Items”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

What can I say this is a cooking institute so the food should be great, right? We stopped in for a light lunch which you order at the counter and then go to a table; they will bring the food and drinks to you. We even bought pastry for the next day breakfast. The food was great and the service good. I had the Roast Beef Sandwich; on our house-made ciabatta with slow cooked caramelized onions, Emmentaler cheese & horseradish cream, with pickled summer vegetables on the side. $9.95 My spouse had the Truffled Grilled Cheese Sandwich; Grilled Sourdough Bread, Sprout Creek Farms Eden Cheese, Black Truffle Spread, Crispy Speck Ham, served with Kale Chips and a Lemon aioli. $11.95 Free parking is available, just follow the signs to the restaurants after entering the campus grounds.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank CDM49
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Pleasantville, New York
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Wonderful eatery”
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Casual Dining”
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 18 helpful votes
“High class, high price”
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”
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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