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 the 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?
Check out our new public tour! You’re invited to go behind the scenes of the 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 and Friday at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday* at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The CIA Experience is approximately one hour in length. Book now >
*Saturday tours will begin September 10, 2022.
There is no dress code for this restaurant.
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 the 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:
August 5–September 7, 2022 (Summer Break)
October 5, 2022
October 18, 2022
October 24, 2022
November 23–29, 2022
December 16–31, 2022 (Winter Break)
Special Saturday Opening: November 19, 2022
Health & Safety
The CIA continues to take extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and guests. To protect the health and safety of our team, and out of courtesy for other diners:
● The CIA has adopted a “mask-friendly” policy. You may choose to wear a mask indoors, but it is no longer required.
● Sanitizing stations have been set up throughout the restaurant and campus.
● If you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, we respectfully ask that you do not visit the café.
Enjoy your time with us safely! Our campus is now equipped with Bluezone® air purification systems. Bluezone technology is U.S. Military tested, and uses germicidal UV light to eliminate airborne contaminants such as viruses, bacteria, and mold.
A key component of the education process at the 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 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, support of student activities, and the purchase of graduation jackets. Thank you for help to support the educational mission of the CIA.