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Bennison's Bakery

Bennison's Bakery

Bakery, Coffee Shop, and Donut Shop$$$$
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    Max P.
    "Almond filled croissants and red velvet cupcakes are the bomb."(5 Tips)
    "Stopped by on a Sunday afternoon for paczki's."(4 Tips)
    Gloria C.
    "try the pistacchio, passionfruit, and lemon macarons"(7 Tips)
    Matthew J.
    "... the best donut day - maple bacon, red velvet, and the greatest sour cream..."(4 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon62 Tips and reviews
  • paczki
  • cake
  • maple bacon
  • great value
  • casual
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  • Robert F.heart icon on user image
    Robert FanningMay 13, 2017
    You forget how nice fresh bakery can be until you get to a place like this. Delicious fresh pastry, proper coffee, fresh orange juice and very fairly priced.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 22, 2013
    Each flavor of macaron, including pistacchio, passionfruit, and lemon, is distinct and not overly sweet. They're also technically near-perfect, with pebbled feet and smooth, well-aligned shells.
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    ShycuMarch 9, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Stopped by on a Sunday afternoon for paczki's. Good crowd but they moved thru everyone quickly. Saw a bday cake go out. Looked beautiful. Paczki's were delicious. The lemon curd was my fav.
  • Nabat Y.heart icon on user image
    Nabat YafaiMay 15, 2017
    Been here 3 times this week just for the pies and glazed croissants! Everything I have tried has been perfectly made so far!
  • Christopher L.heart icon on user image
    Christopher LOctober 28, 2020
    Try a slice of the Bienenstich! Also known as the Bee Sting Cake. Sweet crunchy almonds on top of layered cake with sweet cream sandwiched in the middle.
  • Vivian R.heart icon on user image
    Vivian RamirezMarch 8, 2020
    The cookies and pastries did not seem super fresh. This is a more commercial bakery and less artisanal. Lots of variety and kosher treats.
  • Sam K.
    Sam KarowOctober 15, 2014
    Cider donuts, chocolate cake donuts (world's best or tied for 1st with Herb's in Elgin), powered sugar donuts.
  • Ryanheart icon on user image
    RyanMay 10, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    OMG. Their croissants and baguettes are just so good.
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinJanuary 17, 2013
    distinct but yet not overly sweet flavors! try the pistacchio, passionfruit, and lemon macarons
  • Cassandra S.
    Cassandra ShepardMarch 11, 2019
    Great food!! You have to come early here. Best choice ever.
  • Noelle N.heart icon on user image
    Noelle NewhouseApril 26, 2019
    Love the black and white cookie and marzipan slice!!
  • Jeff E.heart icon on user image
    Jeff EarlyDecember 15, 2015
    Croissants are respectable, nice selection. Great community bakery.
  • Matthew J.
    Matthew JDecember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Thursday is the best donut day - maple bacon, red velvet, and the greatest sour cream donut you'll ever eat.
  • G.S.C.heart icon on user image
    G.S.C.December 29, 2013
    Red Velvet Cupcake. You should try this. I promise there is no regret ;-)
  • Stephanie M.heart icon on user image
    Stephanie MattosFebruary 13, 2016
    Their pre-Mardi Gras pastries were delicious!
  • Petras S.heart icon on user image
    Petras SwisslerMay 27, 2017
    A great place to stop by on an afternoon stroll
  • S D Pete G.
    S D Pete GlassOctober 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Wednesday BlueBerry cake donuts absolutely THE BEST
  • miss eeeheart icon on user image
    miss eeeJuly 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Peach Kuchen is $9, the tarts are $14.95, the Paper Bag Pies are $10. You're welcome.
  • Kevin O.heart icon on user image
    Kevin O'wingsOctober 6, 2014
    Get there early try the red velvet macaroons
  • Krystal B.heart icon on user image
    Krystal BakosFebruary 9, 2016
    They made a special pineapple upside-down birthday cake for my boyfriend. Delicious!
  • Hillary R.heart icon on user image
    Hillary Rowley-WeissAugust 9, 2014
    Reserve your Yule logs in advance. It's worth it
  • Sarah P.heart icon on user image
    Sarah P.March 1, 2015
    Best macarons in Evanston
  • Elliott P.
    Elliott PaciniFebruary 22, 2012
    Good stuff, but they hardly ever have what you came there for. So it will do till you can get to a more reliable place.
  • Caroline G.heart icon on user image
    Caroline GlasserJuly 6, 2014
    Try the custard cups! And the lunch sandwiches.
  • Kevin O.heart icon on user image
    Kevin O'wingsOctober 26, 2014
    Macaroons are amazing but come early.
  • Aleksandra M.
    Aleksandra M.June 19, 2016
    Macarons? OMG! Delicious!
  • Amanda K.heart icon on user image
    red velvet nuff said.great place to take your sweetie'
  • Sir C.heart icon on user image
    Sir ChicagoMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the salted Carmel macaroons you will love them
  • Ed B.heart icon on user image
    Ed BellisNovember 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the cronuts... even if they aren't allowed to call them that.
  • Trisha S.
    Trisha StaytonApril 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Caramel macchiato is cheaper than the other coffee places. And it's perty good to boot.
  • Harriet B.
    Harriet BSeptember 9, 2014
    The sugar cookies are so good
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FlattJune 6, 2011
    Great food. Watch out for the occasional slow staff. You may have to repeat your order 5 times. Read more
  • Angela
    AngelaFebruary 4, 2014
    Cupcakes are just average and heart cookie with frosting was comparable to Jewel.
  • Susita
    SusitaApril 22, 2011
    Maple bacon longjohns are only available on Thursdays and Fridays. Early.
  • Karen
    KarenOctober 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The pumpkin donut rocks!
  • Max P.
    Max PageApril 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Almond filled croissants and red velvet cupcakes are the bomb.
  • martín g.heart icon on user image
    martín gJune 17, 2017
    Cakes & pastry, oh my!
  • Keith B.
    Keith BukerJune 7, 2012
    The maple bacon long johns are AWESOME
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BeckDecember 1, 2014
    Macaroons are so so good
  • Deirdre H.
    Deirdre HarrisonAugust 1, 2013
    75 cent donuts this week to celebrate Bennison's 75th birthday!
  • Olga G.heart icon on user image
    Olga GonzalezMarch 18, 2016
    Such good coffee!
  • Rachel R.heart icon on user image
    Rachel RazowskyDecember 6, 2014
    Wonderful breads.
  • Dana
    DanaFebruary 9, 2013
    MOST amazing red velvet cupcakes ever.
  • David E.
    David EldridgeFebruary 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the red velvet doughnut Thurs through Saturday!
  • Johnny B.heart icon on user image
    Johnny BruderApril 23, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the donuts.
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BlackMay 16, 2010
    Try their brand-new Maple Bacon Long Johns! Absolutely to DIE for!
  • Sheena
    SheenaJune 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great doughnuts and croissants. Disorganized staff though.
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle MaglinteJanuary 27, 2012
    Chocolate croissants are the bomb!
  • Darius B.
    Darius BeckSeptember 18, 2010
    You haven't lived until you have had one of their red velvet cupcakes.
  • Jacob G.
    Jacob GregusApril 14, 2013
    Paczki...need I say more?
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