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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best donuts in the world

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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Downers Grove IL
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Downers Grove IL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Wisconsin Dells
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Chicago suburbs, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Eclairs come in two sizes, all the donuts and pastries are good & fresh, the staff is friendly, and the multi-layered "Atomic Cake" is the best birthday cake anywhere. It might be a bit busy, but worth the short wait.

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Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
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109 reviews 109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

I get pastries at Busy Bee for special occasions at work, or if I’m in the area. My last “special occasion” was paying the water bill, but any excuse is a good one in this case. Their baked goods are by far the best I’ve found in the area. All I have to say at work is Busy Bee, and... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

The donuts, pastry, and other sweet treats at Busy Bee are flat out amazing. The family favorite is the cinnamon roll, with or without apple bits added. The turnovers are stuffed full of filling and the custard filled donuts are fabulous! The prices are great, too, with most pastries between $1- $2 each. I go elsewhere for loaves of bread... More 

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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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