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Ingram's Busy Bee Bakery

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5126 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4601
+1 630-968-8830
06:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Fri 06:00 - 16:00
Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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Downers Grove, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family has been coming to Busy Bee for many years for their delicious homemade sweet rolls, coffee cakes, and doughnuts. It is also the place to go for special occasion cakes. The paczkis they make for Fat Tuesday are fantastic.

Thank Mary S
Bolingbrook, IL
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126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love bakery goods so it is hard to write anything bad about a place that has been in Main Street for many years. Their specialties are cookies and whipped cream cakes...known as atomic cakes. A delightful stacking of yellow cake, strawberries and bananas swimming in whipped cream. Nice variety of rolls and brownies as well. My only beef is... More 

Thank Virginia A
Downers Grove, Illinois
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I love this place. People are friendly and the smell of fresh baked cookies is an instant smile. I recommend the cheese coffee cake just perfect for a morning with the family. Busy Bee is a highlight of Downers Grove.

Thank JazminSchroeder
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We purchased a Yule log and some doughnuts for Christmas. All were delicious but the process to purchase needs to be refined as the wait was over a half hour.

Thank danielwM3823RZ
Downers Grove, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The best "old fashioned bakery"! Great fresh products, coffeecakes,cupcakes, cookies, sweet rolls etc. Always come early.......

Thank kunze2016
Chicago, IL
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90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We have lived in Western Springs for over 20 years and always went to Kirschbaum's bakery, even though we never liked it as much as some do. Tired of the insane crowds before Christmas, we discovered Ingram's last year & can't imagine ever going back to Kirschbaum's. The selection is as good, if not better, the service is great &... More 

Thank WarlawIL
Downers Grove, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Coffeecakes are unbeatable. Also enjoy the bread and atomic cakes have always been a favorite of my children. A very comfortable old fashioned bakery. Smells great and great service. They have been around a long time and are unbeatable.

Thank Peshtigo
Downers Grove, Illinois
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I recently ordered a special occasion sheet cake that everyone raved about. Decorated beautifully, it was half chocolate, half yellow and had fresh strawberry filling. It was delectably moist and flavorful. The lady who waited on me was helpful, courteous and spent quite a bit of time with me as I decided. My family has been coming here for years,... More 

Thank Jan R
Bolingbrook, IL
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I love, love, love their chocolate iced cake donuts. They are always fresh and the icing is good. Their butter cookies are wonderful. Great selection of cookies. A friend brought a chocolate bee hive cake to work the other day and it was so good! Very rich and the icing is like fudge. Everybody raved about it. If you like... More 

Thank GoBeagleGo
Downers Grove, Illinois
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Busy Bee is the best bakery around. All the sweet rolls and donuts are so good and they have the best coffee cakes! Their butter cookies are a big hit with my family and friends that I've brought to gatherings. You need to go.

Thank 1983linda

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5126 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4601
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 630-968-8830

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?