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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 - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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
A local legend!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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Naperville,Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

There aren't too many bakeries left so don't miss a chance to come here. Service is excellent so just take a number and it won't be too long. Cakes, pastries, cookies and bread all are excellent. All the cakes and pastries are light and delicious-ENJOY!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The best coffee cake! Freshly made daily, loaded with whatever flavor you'd like and the price is right! The only criticism I have is that they need to have longer hours of operation. I will try to go there after work and they are closed. I understand why, to keep bakery items fresh and keep their low prices. Great local... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I grew up with this bakery. They have been around a long time! I have had several cakes decorated for special occasions and they have never disappointed. The treats are delicious. The staff is always helpful and friendly. I hope they stay around forever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

On fat Tuesaday this is your place!! They make it all!! The best punchki and kings cake!! It is excellent. I have never been disappointed! Every season they have a fun cookie for the kids! I've been buying them for years!! Don't miss stopping in this old school bakery!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at 7:30 on a Saturday morning and it was packed! Great homemade goodies! I hadn't been back there in many years and they are the only business still left! Try them! You won't be disappointed!

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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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