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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 - 15:00
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 06:00 - 16:00
Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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
Downers Grove, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

These are the best donuts and coffee cakes in the area. They are old school, obviously made with high quality ingredients. They also make awesome cakes for all occasions. Can't beat this place!

Thank Tim S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This bakery is the best place to get birthday cakes!! Very clean and efficient with their food orders Make the cakes look beautiful and special

Thank koralynn
Chicago, IL
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Everything this place makes is great. Try the rye bread, coffee cakes and pastries. Don't forget the old fashioned donuts and donut holes either!

Thank IllinoisHikers
Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Bar none, best cake chocolate donuts ever! Buy 2...u won't be sorry. Often sell out so get there early. Closed on Mondays.

Thank Geo22222222
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Busy Bee is a wonderful hometown bakery in Downers Grove. It is a family favorite. My grandkids always insist we stop for a free cookie, while I pick up donuts, bread or muffins. It is the highlight of their week. They always have delicious seasonal items. decorated holiday cookies, pumpkin donuts in fall & paczki for Fat Tuesday.. I love... More 

Thank Claudiafee51
Downers Grove, Illinois
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Busy Bee is a long time standing bakery in Downers Grove. They have great donuts, Danish, birthday cakes, coffee cakes and Butter Cookies. It's a great treat. Always is crowded but the lines move fast. Best place to order Pazcki's for Pazcki Day. Best bakery around. Their Pizza coffee cake is the best! Must stop in and get some treats!

Thank Linda R

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?