Bennison’s Bakery has been a North Shore institution since 1938, earning a reputation as a high quality full line bakery with emphasis on European style pastries, cookies, and custom decorated cakes.
Larry Bennison brought his bakin savvy to Evanston from Janesville, Wisconsin in 1938. His “Dairy State” roots led to high quality offerings in the bakery, made with cream, real butter, fresh buttermilk , and freshly cracked eggs. Guy Downer, who had worked for Standard Brands and sold coffee to Bennison's originally, purchased the bakery from the Bennison family in 1967 and took over operations, continuing on the traditions started by Larry Bennison and expanding the product line, while still maintaing the high quality that people had come to expect.
A charming bakery with lovely outdoor seating. There are numerous news write-ups and awards on the wall. Everything we tried was delicious. I think you cannot go wrong here if you are looking for a sweet treat or cake.
Friendly upbeat courteous staff. Cogfee always hot and fresh. Baked goods delicious famous and deserving of their reputation
My best friend works there her name is meg I am so proud of her that she has a job and she is happy to be there
Nice place except the coffee... The pot it comes from has years of coffee crust in it. Please clean these, little flakes of this come off in your coffee... It does not add flavor. I'd give the place 4 stars if not for this.
Like it so much was able to sit outside with my dog the opera cake was unbelievable and the carrot cake cupcake was delicious with the cream cheese icing