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Ingram's Busy Bee Bakery

5126 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4601
+1 630-968-8830
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  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“cakes” (20 reviews)
“coffee cake” (15 reviews)
“donuts” (11 reviews)
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5126 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4601
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Reviews (55)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Old fashioned bakery like you used to find all over Chicago. The flavor and quality are terrific. Remember the streusel coffee cake that was split and filled with buttercream? They have that, and you can buy it by the slice. Fresh pastries, sweet rolls, kolaches,...More

Thank Ann K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yeah, it was my job to take the dough from here and pilot over there, nyuk, nyuk, nyuk, spread out! The coffe cakes and sweet rolls in this place are really good, just like the old days. The donuts and kolackys leave a little to...More

Thank PercyHawkins
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Best punczkis! Great variety put your order in early to avoid lines and get what you want. Amazing how many orders they do! Delicious!

Thank Sheila O
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Busy Bee offers a great selection of baked goods including birthday/layer cake, sweet rolls, brownies, cookies etc. The raspberry filled coffee cake is a favorite - dough light and tender, not overly sweet with a delicious raspberry filling. Gets crowded on Saturday so go early.

Thank jwoge
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I live here in DG and this place is a must visit! The people are amazing and the sweets are to die for!

Thank Allison T
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Ingram's Busy Bee is not a restaurant. It's an old time bakery on Main Street of Downers Grove. You can special order pies and cakes.

Thank John L
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is the real deal. It's been here for decades and along with the Tivoli Theatre is one of the last "old school" places in the downtown. Probably a good reason ... the things you can get here are great.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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...More

Thank Virginia A
Reviewed 18 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
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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