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Bennison Bakeries

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1000 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201-3610
(847) 328-9434
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I first moved to Evanston I saw people lined up out the door to a store. Curious I went closer and discovered Bennisons. It's treasure in Evanston. I don't eat gluten but buy cookies here for a special dessert for company. I hear how wonderful their croissants are from visiting family. It smells wonderful in there so I enjoy... More 

Thank Toni R
Chicago, Il
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166 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I usually skip the sweet treats because of calorie counting but here is where you throw away the app on your phone and treat yourself. Croissants, choc donuts, cookies, scones - and the bread is fantastic too.Everything is top quality and delicious so just be tempted and be sure you take home for later.

Thank EsmeBennion
New York City, New York
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Why are their chocolate cake donuts so good? Especially if you are lucky enough to get them when they are really really fresh? No oily aftertaste. No burping after--if ya know what I mean! And their almond croissants!!! Again...when slightly warm early in the morning! I could lose my mind! (But a mess to eat in the car!) Their breads... More 

Thank Squirrelhound
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Oh my, was I nicely surprised. Very unassuming building, but fantastic pastries. Try the monkey bun, or pear tart, or anything else for that matter, you won't regret it.

Thank tontala14
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Such a wonderful family friendly bakery! Everything looked so delicious that it was hard to choose just one thing

Thank Queenmamalisa
Chicago, Illinois
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2,061 reviews
1,601 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

There are more than enough sweet selections that you could probably come back each day and have something new for weeks! Their donuts are among the best and they also have cinnamon rolls, bear claws, turnovers and more. Birthday cakes and tortes, as well as paczkis and king cakes. If you are looking for a breakfast or lunch sandwich, you... More 

Thank Allen21096
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

Morsels of fine, delicate sconces, rye breads, cinnamon raisin, glazed donuts, cream puffs, sugar cookies, the lightest-fluffiest EVER cakes imaginable...it's a WONDERLAND of exhilaration! Particularly when I procure, admire and slowly consume the consummate CHOCOLATE ECLAIR....I'm unable to find mere words to describe it's deliciousness...suffice to say: it's a palate pleaser. Not once, in my over 55+ years of stopping... More 

Thank Diane P
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

I have heard about this place before and wanted to take away some yummy bakes from here. Chocolate croissant that melts in the mouth & doughnuts that mean to be the definition of the food. Nice

Thank Krishnakumar M
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

Crossing this bakery almost every morning is like paradise... My first order was for a friend's birthday (now my husband) which I made online. Red velvet cake with topping of their award winning Macarons. Someone who avoids sweets finished almost whole 1.5 kg cake! Now i live pretty nearby and have had their cookies, macarons, pastries, cakes. There isn't one... More 

Thank Sneha K
Evanston, Illinois
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016

The coffee and donut line forms to the left! Order delicious pastries, cakes, sweet treats, cookies and breads at the other counter. Bennison's is a community effort with many local kids having their first job experience behind the counter. Cakes are sweet and decadent. Don't miss the custard filled bismarks or coffee cakes. A highlight if visiting with kids is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201-3610
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: (847) 328-9434

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