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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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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Real Bakery serving real food.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Poughkeepsie, New York
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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13 reviews
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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.

Thank JG2648
Montreal, Canada
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33 reviews
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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.

Thank MarileneQC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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 

Thank Albertine13
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3 reviews
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 

Thank Jon W
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
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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!

Thank B I
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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 

Thank Phyllis25
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15 reviews
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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!

Thank Marlene S
Evanston, Illinois
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57 reviews
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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...

Thank nat d
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Bennison's has always been surrounded by a lot of hype. Personally, I've only tried the donuts, the raisin pastry, and the macaroons. Overall, the donuts and the pastry have just been average. The macarons, however, are so delicious! They have the perfect balance between crunch and that bread-like texture. Unfortunately everything is pretty overpriced. If you have the money to... More 

Thank s742
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Got some chocolate croissants and had high expectations due to many high reviews. So disappointed. My photos should tell the story.

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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
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:30 pm

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