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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

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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2013
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Chicago
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Evanston, Illinois
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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This bakery is always crowded and you can see why. Yummy treats. I love the Bienenstick (may have spelled it wrong) which has an almond top[ping with a creamy center. Very tasty!

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Evanston, Illinois
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158 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

It is great to have a good bakery in the neighborhood. It is conveniently located where you can grab a cup of coffee and Danish pastry before catching the early morning commuter train. Not only they have artisan breads, cookies and pastries, they have hearty sandwiches - all made fresh within the premises. One Saturday morning, I was craving for... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

I love this place because it reminds me of the old family bakeries I used to go to. Great variety of doughnuts, eclairs, pastries, breads, cakes and even pretzels baked daily! Fresh cheap coffee and hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows! Corner spot with big neon sign! I love it. Please go there- you will, too.

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NJ
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197 reviews 197 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great local bakery in Evanston. What a choice - all good tasting, if dangerous for the waistline. Outdoor seating in warm weather. Easy walk to local YMCA, so treat yourself post workout. Cool display window where you can watch them decorate cakes!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

My co-workers and I go to Bennison's quite a bit. It got pretty bad for my wallet at one point, we were going 3-4 times a week! What we all really go crazy for, is the pretzel bread. It's amazing. When the pretzel bread isn't available I usually go for a macaroon - strawberry or raspberry. Heck, really I'll take... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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100 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

wonderful and creative pastries - and a great place to have breakfast. Red Velvet cupcakes - wonderful

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Evanston, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

The Croissants are better than Paris, Birthday cakes, donuts, torts, Bennison's supplies bread to the very best restaurants- A weekly stop for our family. We drove 15 miles for years to buy their baked goods. We eventual decides to move to Evanston.

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San Diego, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

On our recent trip to Chicago, my husband and I had breakfast at Bennison Bakery and it was great. Good coffee, yummy muffins and Red Velvet Cupcake. My cousin's husband tried the maple doughnut covered in bacon, and he said it was quite tasty. :) And all at a good price.

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Lake Orion, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

I would be as big as a house! We had the baguette with tomato, basil and mozzarella cheese, an eclair and brought a chocolate cake (chocolate cake with chocolate mousse, enrobed in chocolate icing with big, thin pieces of dark chocolate stuck to the icing. Heaven! It was all amazingly good.

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