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1000 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201-3610
+1 847-328-9434
06:00 - 19:00
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Sun 07:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 19:00
Sat 06:00 - 17:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I haven't sampled nearly as many of their goods as I'd like, but I can absolutely recommend their chocolate and almond croissants - flavorful and fresh, and no skimping on the filling! At Christmastime, their Petits Fours are so beautifully decorated and delicious... It's my go-to item when I have to bring something to a holiday gathering. This afternoon, my... More 

Thank RogersParkTraveler
Evanston, Illinois
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Love it! From the moment You get close to the windows and walk in...the smell of an old fashion bakery. Everything is tasty. A must try to get pastries or cake for a special occasion. Maybe just stop to get Yourself a treat!

Thank Bill W
Mundelein, Illinois
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247 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I found out I could get a king cake in Chicagoland and was led to this bakery. When I go to a bakery, I generally get a couple donuts to see the quality of the place. The donuts I had were perfect and I even picked them up at 1PM! They had a perfect crust while being fluffy on the... More 

Thank Princerman
Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We came here for pretzels, only to find out they don't have them. However, we found some nice coffee cake and croissant sandwhiches that were yum. The service was very slow - especially the time it took to get coffee!

Thank JineteNZ
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Having an awesome bakery right around the corner from your office is a dangerous thing! Excellent doughnuts and sweets, love their red velvet and maple bacon doughnuts. Tasty sandwiches. All very reasonably priced.

Thank ChicagoBauer
Evanston, Illinois
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is a classic bakery with everything from cookies to cakes to bread. They also serve coffee drinks. I have been buying their cakes for my family birthdays for almost 15 years. We have tried every different kind of cake and torte that they make and all of them are excellent. I also love the history of this place. They... More 

Thank Lesli Z
Evanston, Illinois
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407 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Being around the corner from Bennison, I forget sometimes how wonderful it is. How lucky to be nearby! Great baked goods--but also breakfast and lunch items like Han and cheese (or spinach and cheese) croissants. Good bread. And when the stomach is hungry and will is weak, sticky buns that are worth the calories. Yum.

Thank jaz79h
United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 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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183 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 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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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 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 

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 17:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?