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1000 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201-3610
+1 847-328-9434
06:00 - 19:00
Closed now
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Sun 07:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 19:00
Sat 06:00 - 17:30
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 friendly service, and open on all (or most) holidays. Perhaps the only disadvantage is that... More 

Thank Albertine13
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 16 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 husband drinks coffee drinks and enjoyed their mocha lattes. Their croissants are wonderful plain and... More 

Thank Jon W
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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 friendly service. What more could you ask for? Go!

Thank B I
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 specific, like muffins or croissants, go early. Sometimes they sell out of some things. However,... More 

Thank Phyllis25
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Evanston, Illinois
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Hey Bennison.... I miss those chocolate sprinkle cookies... All you ever have now are the sprinkles that are NOT chocolate.... Great place to order a cake for a party.... (we have done so) Also... love the cinnamon donuts...

Thank nat d
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Bennison's has always been surrounded by a lot of hype. Personally, I've only tried the donuts, the raisin pastry, and the macaroons. Overall, the donuts and the pastry have just been average. The macarons, however, are so delicious! They have the perfect balance between crunch and that bread-like texture. Unfortunately everything is pretty overpriced. If you have the money to... More 

Thank serenev0yager
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

Got some chocolate croissants and had high expectations due to many high reviews. So disappointed. My photos should tell the story.

Thank Parrish T
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Maybe I'm spoiled by bakeries I've been to in the past, but I was not impressed by Bennison's. Over-rated and over-priced are the best words I would use to describe this bakery. Sorry, Yelp - you over-hyped this one. I originally planned to come here after reading all the glowing Yelp reviews and was really excited about it. Upon entering,... More 

Thank Sailaways
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370 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2013

EXTREME DISAPPOINTMENT...... for our Pop's 90th birthday, we called all around to find a special German layer cake which he loves - a Dobos Torte. They claimed they made one and we ordered a small for our 8 person party..... Ordered for pickup and NOT ready..... waited around for way too long for an order called in days in advance,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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?