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1000 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201-3610
(847) 328-9434
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Today
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 14
    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
Excellent baked goods....

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...

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2014
nat d
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Evanston, Illinois
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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EVANSTON
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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redinindy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Evanston, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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 

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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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Maybe I'm spoiled by bakeries I've been to in the past, but I was not impressed by Bennison's. Over-rated and over-priced are the best words I would use to describe this bakery. Sorry, Yelp - you over-hyped this one. I originally planned to come here after reading all the glowing Yelp reviews and was really excited about it. Upon entering,... More 

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Chicago
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130 reviews 130 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

EXTREME DISAPPOINTMENT...... for our Pop's 90th birthday, we called all around to find a special German layer cake which he loves - a Dobos Torte. They claimed they made one and we ordered a small for our 8 person party..... Ordered for pickup and NOT ready..... waited around for way too long for an order called in days in advance,... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Good bakery items been in Evanston for ever, but prices are a little high. Service is ok not the most welcoming group.

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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
  • Cuisine: Bakeries
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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