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Walla Artisan Bakery & Cafe

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114-1475 Fairview Rd. | (The Cannery), Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7W5, Canada
+1 250-770-2001
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: We are a unique artisan bakery and bistro located in the center of...
We are a unique artisan bakery and bistro located in the center of Penticton, serving delicious, rustic dishes for brunch and lunch, all made from scratch with natural ingredients. Our breads and buns are fermented for 3 days and made without any additives. We also have a variety of artisan foods to take home, and from May to October you can find us every Saturday at the local downtown market on Front St.
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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Baked goods, the old fashioned, healthy way

No, it is not a snazzy or fashionable place, neither is the location in The Cannery one of the towns foremost addresses, but if you value healthy baked goods, prepared in the traditional, healthy way or enjoy breads, which have substance, it is the place to get to know. I am personally plagued by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Golestan1
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Penticton
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Penticton
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No, it is not a snazzy or fashionable place, neither is the location in The Cannery one of the towns foremost addresses, but if you value healthy baked goods, prepared in the traditional, healthy way or enjoy breads, which have substance, it is the place to get to know. I am personally plagued by gluten intolerance and was resigned to... More 

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Thank Golestan1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here you will find down home service, food with an Israeli influence, food that I haven't found anywhere else. I just had to try it especially when my interest was peaked by the reviews that are here. The Israeli tuna sandwich, well presented, large enough for two, the coffee, good. All came with a bonus, on leaving, I found a... More 

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Thank dave984MooseJaw
comox bc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

With out a doubt the best House-smoked Pastrami I have ever eaten And the Home made soups, I had the borsh soup it was fantastic so good in fact I came back the next day to have another one . Can't wait to be in the area again so we can enjoy some more of Ben's fresh Artisan breads

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Thank Andy A
Penticton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Wowser, this bread is unreal. Always sits well and is undoubtedly the best bread bakery in Penticton.

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Thank 292chrisp
Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Started with the roasted tomato with basel soup. Deep dark red, thick, so tomatoey there much be a dozen tomatoes in that bowl. Very filling. Don't be in a hurry when you go here. Be patient. It's worth the wait! We were saying, a pastrami sandwich....how long should it take him to do that? It's an event, not a plate.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Walla is undoubtedly Penticton's highest quality bakery. Ben is a craftsman of the highest caliber who uses only the finest ingredients. Whether you desire savoury or sweet, Walla is the place to go.

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Thank catherinega614
Penticton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Ben is an absolute mastermind. You will never find a lunch as beautifully presented and great tasting! Whether you're in search of great pastries, bread, dips, sauces, or a satisfying lunch, Walla is the place to go. The service is great and the atmosphere is cozy. A 'must see' in Penticton.

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Thank Madeleine G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Great lunch so beautifully presented and delicious! Friendly staff too what a wonderful interesting place to eat out! They also have great bakery items to take home! Will go again to try something different next time! Thanks Benjamin!

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Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Don't expect great views, or a great wine selection at a bakery with a several of tables, just expect really good food with wonderful presentation. Ben, the waiter, dishwasher, and aspiring baker, is a reserved individual who opens up and cracks a few smiles when he talks about food and if you can't feel his passion, you must have some... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

I visit Walla once per week and have had the pleasure of experiencing almost everything on the menu. You really can't get better good at a fair price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114-1475 Fairview Rd. | (The Cannery), Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7W5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: +1 250-770-2001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 18
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Delicatessen, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

We are a unique artisan bakery and bistro located in the center of Penticton, serving delicious, rustic dishes for brunch and lunch, all made from scratch with natural ingredients. Our breads and buns are fermented for 3 days and made without any additives. We also have a variety of artisan foods to take home, and from May to October you can find us every Saturday at the local downtown market on Front St.
Open Hours
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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