Plan Your Visit
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!
Hours & Location
OPEN: Monday through Friday
HOURS: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Hot food will be available 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Apple Pie Bakery Café is located at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY on the east bank of the Hudson River, three miles north of Poughkeepsie, midway between New York City and Albany on U.S. Route 9.
We’re approximately one-and-a-half hours from Albany and two hours from New York City, Hartford, CT, and Scranton, PA when traveling by car.
To provide you with a better experience and make payment easier, our campus has gone cashless. We do accept all major credit cards.
Parking & Campus Map
Visitors can conveniently park in CIA’s two-story parking deck located in Anton Plaza where you can also enjoy breath-taking views of the scenic Hudson River from a 30,000-square-foot terrace.
Check out our interactive campus map to find additional visitor parking lots.
Visiting Us To Pick Up Some Treats?
Experience CIA with a Public Tour! You’re invited to go behind the scenes of CIA and get an inside look into our world of food with the CIA Experience—a new public tasting, learning, and touring experience at our New York campus. Available Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Book your tour after your lunch or before your dinner reservation with us. The CIA Experience is approximately one hour in length. Book the Wednesday or Friday tour or book the Saturday tour.
Visiting the Café
Reservations are not available, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
Our students’ education is at the core of everything we do at CIA. To ensure they have the best educational experience possible, periodically, we must adjust our restaurants’ opening hours.
Closed on Saturday, Sunday, and major holidays. Please see our full list of closings below:
December 15, 2023–January 10, 2024 (Winter Break)
January 15, 2024
January 29, 2024
February 19, 2024
February 27, 2024
March 29, 2024
April 8, 2024
April 19–30, 2024 (Spring Break)
May 27, 2024
June 4, 2024
June 19, 2024
July 4, 2024
July 22, 2024
August 9–September 11, 2024 (Summer Break)
September 30, 2024
October 7, 2024
October 21, 2024
October 28, 2024
November 27–December 3, 2024
December 19, 2024–January 7, 2025 (Winter Break)
Order Custom Cakes Online Now
Celebrating a special occasion? We’ll bake you a cake! Our selection of custom cakes are available to order online now. Custom cakes are available by pre-order only and must be picked up in-store. Order now >
For wedding cake inquiries, please call 845-905-4500.
A key component of the education process at CIA is learning how to deliver outstanding service. Students at the Culinary Institute of America are not permitted to accept tips, in accordance with IRS regulations and the CIA Student Code of Conduct. We thank you for honoring the “no tipping” policy, and for giving our students the opportunity to serve you. However, we do include a 20% Student Support Surcharge on each check which is returned to our students through scholarships. Thank you for helping to support the educational mission of CIA.