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Ingram's Busy Bee Bakery

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5126 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4601
630-968-8830
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6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best bakery

This is the best bakery in Chicago's Western Suburbs. Unfortunately no tables and chairs. Selection is excellent. Plenty of help when busy. Can't beat it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Roger K
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

This is the best bakery in Chicago's Western Suburbs. Unfortunately no tables and chairs. Selection is excellent. Plenty of help when busy. Can't beat it.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I've never been disappointed by any of the goodies I've purchased here. From bread to cookies to cakes and cupcakes they're always delicious and of the highest quality. If you're looking to dazzle your family and friends with exquisite taste like Grandma used to make, stop in or order ahead for the yummiest treats ever.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Her donuts and pastries are delish!!! If you want an outstanding cake try her Atomic Cake. It has bananas, strawberries, custard filling and its sooo good. Her coffee cakes and bread are wonderful too. I must try if your in the Downers Grove area,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great prices and yummy donuts. The famiky loved this place g4abed some donuts and went down the street to Peet's for coffee and juice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My daughter had friends sleepover and I surprised them with donuts from Busy Bee. I hope the following doesn't come across wrong as we really liked the donuts. The place was packed but I got through the line fast. I'm glad they had a number system. I wish there was a better view of the selections because the crowd plus... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Busy Bee has been serving up great bakery for many many years in Downtown Downers Grove. There is a reason the place is crowded every Saturday morning until the day's bake has been sold. Always great breakfast pastries picked to order. You want 2 of this and 3 of that? No problem! An old school bakery with personal service and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You must try Busy Bee. Cake donuts and donut holes are to die for. Butter cookies, excellent. Coffee cakes, perfect. Cakes, bread, rolls....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a great old school bakery! They carry all the traditional items including the fat Tuesday specialties!! Which are the best!! You can prepay and that makes your Tuesday pick up much easier! If you are looking for a traditional coffee cake or anything the bakery you can remember from when you were a kid had stop in and... More 

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Downers Grove IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Busy Bee has good old fashioned treats - wonderful donuts and cakes. You will not be disappointed. Go early because they run out by noon. There is no eating area with tables, so you have to take it home.

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Downers Grove, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The baked goods here are GOOD! This is our go-to place for breakfast sweets, but they also bake delicious cookies, breads, cakes, dinner rolls....

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5126 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4601
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: 630-968-8830
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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