We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Pastries!”

Apple Pie Bakery Cafe
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Hyde Park
Certificate of Excellence
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
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.
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great Pastries!”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

We went to APBC to get some things to take home with us. Everything sounded great yet, they didn't have a few of the items that were on the menu. The patisserie was exquisite. The coconut panna cotta was one of the best I've ever had. The chocolate/caramel tart was great too but less unique. Highly recommend!

  • Visited January 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank SFTexan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

223 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Pine Plains, New York, USA
Level 6 Contributor
191 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great Place for Great Food”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

The Apple Pie Bakery can often be a bit crowded but it is always worth the wait. They do an amazing job serving beautifully presented food in a casual place. I've never had anything that wasn't delicious and gorgeous.

The pastries are to die for!

  • Visited March 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank NYBrownsFan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Don't leave the Culinary Institute without stopping into the cafe.”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

The students are so refreshingly wholesome and motivated to welcome and serve you. Each one, irrespective of their intended duties, whether they are en route to another guest, will stop and kindly and sincerely assist you. Every item available is gorgeous to look at - the lemon meringue tart was the singular best one I have ever tasted and I am a connoisseur of lemon meringue tarts (lol)! I had had lunch at the American Bounty Restaurant, was totally full, but ordered two desserts at the Apple Pie Bakery - everything was so appealing and mindbogglingly delicious. Actually, one could go just to the bakery cafe and have a great sandwich or the mac and cheese which looked epic. Outstanding!

Visited January 2013
1 Thank roseswithribbons
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Red Hook, New York
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious and beautiful!”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Everything at the Apple Pie Bakery Cafe smells delightful! It was very difficult to decide what to order because everything looked so good on the menu. Sweet or savory, it was all delicious. We had soup, sandwiches and pie. Each item was excellently prepared and presented. The advantage of this cafe at the culinary is that you don't need a reservation. All other restaurants at the CIA require advance reservations. Enjoy!

Visited August 2012
Thank blombie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ottawa, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Could eat here every day!”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

We had heard about the Culinary Institute of America but were concerned it would be too pricy and formal for us. NOT. The bakery is a cafeteria style. It had a long line up out the door for lunch but we were handed menus to make a selection while still in line and the line moved quickly (about 10 minutes in line). Food is then brought to your table. It was so delicious..including a wonderful dessert and friendly service. Very reasonable price. Atmosphere is busy and noisy so if you want relaxation or romance, this is not for you. We could eat here every day if we lived nearby!

  • Visited November 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank judy155004
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Apple Pie Bakery Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing