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Bennison Bakeries

1000 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201-3610
+1 847-328-9434
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“doughnuts” (6 reviews)
“cake” (7 reviews)
“bread” (14 reviews)
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6:00 am - 7:00 pmAll hours
1000 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201-3610
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Reviewed 8 April 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...More

Thank Sneha K
Reviewed 27 January 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...More

Thank Carehb
Reviewed 3 December 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
Reviewed 16 October 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
Reviewed 28 September 2015

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

Thank MarileneQC
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Not only the best bakery in Evanston, but perhaps in all of Chicago land. Moreover, Bennison's won the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie, a world competition for artisan bakers held in Paris every 3 years! Creative cake designs made to the customer's wishes, very...More

Thank Albertine13
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Bennison's bakery was on my list of places to go in Evanston, after one trip we knew we'd be going back at least one more time, we actually visited their store 4 times in 3 days. The coffee was great, I drink regular coffee, my...More

Thank Jon W
Reviewed 30 April 2015

I love this great Evanston institution. The sheet cakes are especially good, as are the crumb cake slices (a steal at $1.25), the Bienstich (?) multi-layered cake with a crisp almond crust and light pastry cream, the carrot cake, and the napoleons. Cheap, delicious, has...More

Thank B I
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Bennison has the most authentic croissants I've ever had. Everything from there is good. The fudge frosting on cakes is perfect! All of their baked goods are fresh and tasty. They also have delicious sandwiches for sale. I love the Capresse. If you want something...More

Thank Phyllis25
Reviewed 8 August 2014

French pastry with layers and layers of flaky buttery goodness. They have won awards for this pastry. I knew it had to be a great place as the lines were out the door. Also had a few macaroons.....yikes those were deelish too!

Thank Marlene S
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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: +1 847-328-9434
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