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We had a great lunch here- Latin themed

This was second time here and it was great. The students cook. We had a tour of the facilities... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Excellent Breakfast - worth the stop

We enjoyed not only the breakfast - the breakfast and pastries could not be beat. Very conveniently... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
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312 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215-1261
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

This was second time here and it was great. The students cook. We had a tour of the facilities and met with students and teachers. Great fun and great food.

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We enjoyed not only the breakfast - the breakfast and pastries could not be beat. Very conveniently located next to Hotel Emma. Well worth the stop. Note: the sign says Nao..but we only stopped there for breakfast.

Thank wanderlustwendy
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We heard that the CIA bakery inside Nao is only open 8 weeks a year, and it is basically a graduation project, the culmination of the culinary students' learning. So I felt really lucky to get to try so many delicious desserts, including the best...More

1  Thank Christina L
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I went to the Saturday morning Food and Wine Class at The Culinary Institute of America. The course is called: World Cheese and The Wines That Love Them The instructor was superb. He covered European and Californian wines and cheeses (and not a mention of...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Can get meals here when they have students doing their practice or competitions I believe check before you go

Thank Carolina E
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We have been to the CIA in Hyde Park, so we were excited about the San Antonio CIA. We were not disappointed. We went to the Bakery in the morning and then had dinner at the Dao Latin Gastro Bar. All of the bakery items...More

Thank CKT808
Reviewed 12 April 2017

As a novice foodie, you want to know if you can handle a true food service experience. This one-day class will help you. Our group of 4 jumped in and were presented with an ambitious menu. Hold tight, trust your instincts and let your profile...More

Thank Blake M
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Our visit for lunch was one of the best parts of our trip to San Antonio. We sat at the bar stools up by the salad prep area and showed up right when they opened so the students were relaxed and friendly. They spoke to...More

1  Thank Ninascorner
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We loved the pearl area of the city. This CIA has this cafe where we got a scone and a passion fruit drink the sat outside to people watch. We were there mid morning so did not try their resturaunt. Great food made by the...More

1  Thank Vicki R
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the Pearl district on the River Walk. We were pleasantly surprised to find a CIA. It's restaurant week here and we had a wonderful 3 course meal at a great price.

Thank Donna G
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25 January 2016|
Response from Rob M | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately no. There used to be a cafe and bakery last year. That went away and was replaced by an ice cream shop (which is really good). There is an excellent bakery and coffee shop in the Pearl, a couple buildings away... More