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Bennison's Bakery

Bennison's Bakery

Bakery, Coffee Shop, and Donut Shop$$$$
Evanston
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  • Max P.
    "Almond filled croissants and red velvet cupcakes are the bomb."(5 Tips)
    Shycu
    "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)
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  • 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.
  • Shycu
    ShycuMarch 9
    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.
  • Robert F.
    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.
  • Nabat Y.
    Been here 3 times this week just for the pies and glazed croissants! Everything I have tried has been perfectly made so far!
  • Rasha B.
    Rasha BJuly 29, 2013
    Old school goodness. A plethora of baked goods. Breakfast options plentiful. Egg/ham croissant is excellent.
  • 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.
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinJanuary 17, 2013
    distinct but yet not overly sweet flavors! try the pistacchio, passionfruit, and lemon macarons
  • 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.
  • miss eee
    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.
  • Ryan
    RyanMay 10
    Been here 5+ times
    OMG. Their croissants and baguettes are just so good.
  • Jeff E.
    Jeff EarlyDecember 15, 2015
    Croissants are respectable, nice selection. Great community bakery.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MattosFebruary 13, 2016
    Their pre-Mardi Gras pastries were delicious!
  • Ed B.
    Ed BellisNovember 29, 2013
    Ask for the cronuts... even if they aren't allowed to call them that.
  • Caroline G.
    Caroline GlasserJuly 6, 2014
    Try the custard cups! And the lunch sandwiches.
  • Sir S.
    Sir SupremeMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the salted Carmel macaroons you will love them
  • G.S.C.
    G.S.C.December 29, 2013
    Red Velvet Cupcake. You should try this. I promise there is no regret ;-)
  • 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.
  • Angela
    AngelaFebruary 4, 2014
    Cupcakes are just average and heart cookie with frosting was comparable to Jewel.
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin O'wingsOctober 6, 2014
    Get there early try the red velvet macaroons
  • 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
  • S D Pete G.
    S D Pete GlassOctober 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Wednesday BlueBerry cake donuts absolutely THE BEST
  • Amanda K.
    red velvet nuff said.great place to take your sweetie'
  • Krystal B.
    Krystal BakosFebruary 9, 2016
    They made a special pineapple upside-down birthday cake for my boyfriend. Delicious!
  • Petras S.
    A great place to stop by on an afternoon stroll
  • 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.
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah P.March 1, 2015
    Best macarons in Evanston
  • Susita
    SusitaApril 22, 2011
    Maple bacon longjohns are only available on Thursdays and Fridays. Early.
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin O'wingsOctober 26, 2014
    Macaroons are amazing but come early.
  • Brett B.
    Brett ByronMay 6, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Their cake is out of this world
  • Keith B.
    Keith BukerJune 7, 2012
    The maple bacon long johns are AWESOME
  • Sheena
    SheenaJune 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great doughnuts and croissants. Disorganized staff though.
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BlackMay 16, 2010
    Try their brand-new Maple Bacon Long Johns! Absolutely to DIE for!
  • Trevor B.
    Trevor BollmannApril 30, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The apple fritters are amazing!!!
  • Harriet B.
    Harriet BSeptember 9, 2014
    The sugar cookies are so good
  • Ivan C.
    Ivan CarvajalJuly 18, 2016
    The macaroons are delicious!
  • Hillary R.
    Hillary Rowley-WeissAugust 9, 2014
    Reserve your Yule logs in advance. It's worth it
  • Shinji K.
    Shinji KuwayamaApril 10, 2016
    Awesome old-school bakery
  • Max P.
    Max PageApril 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Almond filled croissants and red velvet cupcakes are the bomb.
  • Karen
    KarenOctober 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The pumpkin donut rocks!
  • Aleksandra M.
    Aleksandra MałeckaJune 19, 2016
    Macarons? OMG! Delicious!
  • martín g.
    Cakes & pastry, oh my!
  • David E.
    David EldridgeSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Bacon Maple Long-john - yes please!
  • Darius B.
    Darius BeckSeptember 18, 2010
    You haven't lived until you have had one of their red velvet cupcakes.
  • Dana
    DanaFebruary 9, 2013
    MOST amazing red velvet cupcakes ever.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BeckDecember 1, 2014
    Macaroons are so so good
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle MaglinteJanuary 27, 2012
    Chocolate croissants are the bomb!
  • Lynn B.
    Lynn BaberSeptember 30, 2011
    Scones! Cakes! Cookies!
  • Deirdre H.
    Deirdre HarrisonAugust 1, 2013
    75 cent donuts this week to celebrate Bennison's 75th birthday!
  • David E.
    David EldridgeFebruary 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the red velvet doughnut Thurs through Saturday!
  • Running for the Kids S.
    Running for the Kids SandersonOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Pretzel bread is the bomb!
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JMay 20, 2010
    Melt-in-your-mouth macarons! Up there with Bouchon's.
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RazowskyDecember 6, 2014
    Wonderful breads.
  • Olga G.
    Olga GonzalezMarch 18, 2016
    Such good coffee!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BetzJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best baguette, so good!
  • Tommy T.
    Tommy T.June 10, 2012
    Macarons are delish
  • Andrea L.
    Andrea LahouzeMarch 4, 2014
    Raspberry Paczki...MMMmmmmmm
  • Jacob G.
    Jacob GregusApril 14, 2013
    Paczki...need I say more?
  • Johnny B.
    Johnny BruderApril 23, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the donuts.
  • GERALDINE C.
    GERALDINE CAVAGNONFebruary 22, 2010
    Awarded the world championship for best french pastries in 2005
  • D B.
    D BrowneMay 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Salted caramel macarons, 'nuff said.
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle ReedSeptember 13, 2011
    Worst cupcake I've ever had. It was hard as a brick like it had been sitting there a week.
  • Georgia M.
    Georgia McKayJanuary 27, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Hot coffee and a Red Velvet Cupcake from Bennison's could cure anything.
  • Fran D.
    Fran DiamondFebruary 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best baguette on the Shore!
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