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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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 stars 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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1,747 reviews
1,367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars 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
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Carehb
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315 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I walked off the Metra and found this bakery that has that old time feeling. Wonderful brownies, took a box home. Donuts next time!

Thank Traderjoey
Poughkeepsie, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Six grain bread started my experience while visiting family. This spurred on sandwiches and desserts..Real butter, cream and flavorings used to perfection.

Thank JG2648
Montreal, Canada
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I went there looking for something simple, and discovered a charming bakery with great coffee. Try their raspberry filled donut.

Thank MarileneQC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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?