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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
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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

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  • 16
    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
Most recent review
Best bakery in town

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2014
Phyllis25
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EVANSTON
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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EVANSTON
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 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
37 helpful votes 37 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

It's nice to enjoy a REAL BAKERY where they make everything on the premise. In fact, they have cameras so you can watch them make the goods. The lines can get long on the weekend but this adds to how good it really is. I ordered a birthday cake and it was ready when promised. Very good, just a little... More 

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Chicago
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Bennison's is a neighborhood bakery where you can watch cakes being decorated thru the window. They even have a step for kids to use. Pastries are very good. Cakes ordered for birthdays have been hit or miss which is too bad. Bread and croissants are fab. Good coffee too. Cookies are pricey per pound but maybe that's a good thing.... More 

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bakery
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?