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Ingram's Busy Bee Bakery

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5126 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4601
+1 630-968-8830
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 06:00 - 16:00
Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ingram's Busy Bee is not a restaurant. It's an old time bakery on Main Street of Downers Grove. You can special order pies and cakes.

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Thank John L
Downers Grove
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the real deal. It's been here for decades and along with the Tivoli Theatre is one of the last "old school" places in the downtown. Probably a good reason ... the things you can get here are great.

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Thank Mike P
Downers Grove, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My family has been coming to Busy Bee for many years for their delicious homemade sweet rolls, coffee cakes, and doughnuts. It is also the place to go for special occasion cakes. The paczkis they make for Fat Tuesday are fantastic.

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Thank Mary S
Bolingbrook, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I love bakery goods so it is hard to write anything bad about a place that has been in Main Street for many years. Their specialties are cookies and whipped cream cakes...known as atomic cakes. A delightful stacking of yellow cake, strawberries and bananas swimming in whipped cream. Nice variety of rolls and brownies as well. My only beef is... More 

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Thank Virginia A
Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I love this place. People are friendly and the smell of fresh baked cookies is an instant smile. I recommend the cheese coffee cake just perfect for a morning with the family. Busy Bee is a highlight of Downers Grove.

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Thank JazminSchroeder
Darien
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We purchased a Yule log and some doughnuts for Christmas. All were delicious but the process to purchase needs to be refined as the wait was over a half hour.

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Thank danielwM3823RZ
Downers Grove, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The best "old fashioned bakery"! Great fresh products, coffeecakes,cupcakes, cookies, sweet rolls etc. Always come early.......

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Thank kunze2016
Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We have lived in Western Springs for over 20 years and always went to Kirschbaum's bakery, even though we never liked it as much as some do. Tired of the insane crowds before Christmas, we discovered Ingram's last year & can't imagine ever going back to Kirschbaum's. The selection is as good, if not better, the service is great &... More 

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Thank WarlawIL
Downers Grove, Illinois
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Coffeecakes are unbeatable. Also enjoy the bread and atomic cakes have always been a favorite of my children. A very comfortable old fashioned bakery. Smells great and great service. They have been around a long time and are unbeatable.

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Thank Peshtigo
Downers Grove, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I recently ordered a special occasion sheet cake that everyone raved about. Decorated beautifully, it was half chocolate, half yellow and had fresh strawberry filling. It was delectably moist and flavorful. The lady who waited on me was helpful, courteous and spent quite a bit of time with me as I decided. My family has been coming here for years,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
06:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 16:00
Thursday
06:00 - 16:00
Friday
06:00 - 16:00
Saturday
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5126 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4601
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 630-968-8830

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