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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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Tue - Fri 06:00 - 16:00
Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best punczkis! Great variety put your order in early to avoid lines and get what you want. Amazing how many orders they do! Delicious!

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Thank Sheila O
Downers Grove, Illinois
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325 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy Bee offers a great selection of baked goods including birthday/layer cake, sweet rolls, brownies, cookies etc. The raspberry filled coffee cake is a favorite - dough light and tender, not overly sweet with a delicious raspberry filling. Gets crowded on Saturday so go early.

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Thank jwoge
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I live here in DG and this place is a must visit! The people are amazing and the sweets are to die for!

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Thank Allison T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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
Reviewed 13 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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138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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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Reviewed 17 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
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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

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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?