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Indulge in Café Favorites

With crave-worthy sweet and savory selections and classic café fare, Apple Pie Bakery Café has something to suit all tastes. The café offers a relaxing, sophisticated atmosphere, complete with a reservation-free dining area, for you to enjoy. Plus, with our newly expanded grab-and-go options, you can take some of your favorites to-go. Or, just stop in to pick up some fresh artisan bread, house-made jams, and other exclusive CIA products.

Meet the Future of Food

Apple Pie Bakery Café is one of the many student-run, faculty-led teaching restaurants at The Culinary Institute of America. These students are in their final courses, and will soon graduate to become top chefs or continue in their studies to become future leaders, entrepreneurs, or innovators in the food industry. Baking and Pastry students spend their semester rotating through and perfecting various positions within the front- and back-of-house to gain the hands-on experience that prepares them for the industry.

Please place your order at the counter when you arrive. We welcome you to enjoy your food in our dining room, but please note that no table service will be provided at this time. Thank you!

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Melissa Walnock ’01

Pastry Chef-Instructor

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Courtnay Dittbrenner

Maître d’Instructor