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Bennison Bakeries

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1000 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201-3610
(847) 328-9434
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6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious local baked goods, award winning pastries and bread!

The coffee and donut line forms to the left! Order delicious pastries, cakes, sweet treats, cookies and breads at the other counter. Bennison's is a community effort with many local kids having their first job experience behind the counter. Cakes are sweet and decadent. Don't miss the custard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Carehb
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Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The coffee and donut line forms to the left! Order delicious pastries, cakes, sweet treats, cookies and breads at the other counter. Bennison's is a community effort with many local kids having their first job experience behind the counter. Cakes are sweet and decadent. Don't miss the custard filled bismarks or coffee cakes. A highlight if visiting with kids is... More 

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Thank Carehb
Chicago
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258 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I walked off the Metra and found this bakery that has that old time feeling. Wonderful brownies, took a box home. Donuts next time!

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Thank Traderjoey
Poughkeepsie, New York
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Six grain bread started my experience while visiting family. This spurred on sandwiches and desserts..Real butter, cream and flavorings used to perfection.

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Thank JG2648
Montreal, Canada
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I went there looking for something simple, and discovered a charming bakery with great coffee. Try their raspberry filled donut.

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Thank MarileneQC
Evanston
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Not only the best bakery in Evanston, but perhaps in all of Chicago land. Moreover, Bennison's won the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie, a world competition for artisan bakers held in Paris every 3 years! Creative cake designs made to the customer's wishes, very friendly service, and open on all (or most) holidays. Perhaps the only disadvantage is that... More 

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Thank Albertine13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Bennison's bakery was on my list of places to go in Evanston, after one trip we knew we'd be going back at least one more time, we actually visited their store 4 times in 3 days. The coffee was great, I drink regular coffee, my husband drinks coffee drinks and enjoyed their mocha lattes. Their croissants are wonderful plain and... More 

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Thank Jon W
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I love this great Evanston institution. The sheet cakes are especially good, as are the crumb cake slices (a steal at $1.25), the Bienstich (?) multi-layered cake with a crisp almond crust and light pastry cream, the carrot cake, and the napoleons. Cheap, delicious, has friendly service. What more could you ask for? Go!

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Thank B I
EVANSTON
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Bennison has the most authentic croissants I've ever had. Everything from there is good. The fudge frosting on cakes is perfect! All of their baked goods are fresh and tasty. They also have delicious sandwiches for sale. I love the Capresse. If you want something specific, like muffins or croissants, go early. Sometimes they sell out of some things. However,... More 

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Thank Phyllis25
redinindy
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

French pastry with layers and layers of flaky buttery goodness. They have won awards for this pastry. I knew it had to be a great place as the lines were out the door. Also had a few macaroons.....yikes those were deelish too!

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Thank Marlene S
Evanston, Illinois
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Hey Bennison.... I miss those chocolate sprinkle cookies... All you ever have now are the sprinkles that are NOT chocolate.... Great place to order a cake for a party.... (we have done so) Also... love the cinnamon donuts...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201-3610
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: (847) 328-9434

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 5:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?