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“Hewn is the bakery Evanston has always needed” 5 of 5 stars
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Hewn
810 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 869-4396
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Ranked #5 of 15 Coffee & Tea in Evanston
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Chicago, Illinois
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48 restaurant reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Hewn is the bakery Evanston has always needed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Finally, a French-style bakery has come to Evanston. One with crispy/flakey croissants that melt in your mouth and make a mess of your car (did you seriously think they would make it home without being eaten?). The savory croissants, stuffed with a mushroom mixture were incredible as was the pain au chocolat. We also had the brioche which didn't seem that good at first -- don't eat them at the same time as the croissants -- they're better on their own.
Definitely worth a return trip.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Paris, France
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“I am addicted! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

As a French good bread, croissants,... Are very important to me. When I travel to Chicago i always take a moment to stop at Hewn, amazing bakery, where everything is homemade. The brioches and pain au chocolat are to die for! There is no word to describe the bread, it's just delicious. What I mostly value : everything is made with natural products and contains much less fat than the French viennoiseries. The owners are very welcoming and are very passionate.
Try it, it's so good that you'll get addicted.
Églantine de Paris

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“Amazing bread”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A bread shop that sells sandwiches, pastries and coffee. The breads are hand made and have a taste and texture you just can't find from the industrial bread makers. Not every kind is available every day, so I check twitter @Hewnbread to see what the day's selections are. I've had the olive, seeded wheat and whole wheat so far - they've been outstanding loaves. Once they run out, they're out so the earlier you get there, the better your selection will be.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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