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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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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic

Again & again we have been to this great family bakery. Everything is good. Great service and inexpensive. Best Cream of Cauliflower soup I ever had. Outstanding bread with the tastiest garlic butter I've ever tasted. But the pastry & cookies are what really separate these guys. They make the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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  • Families with children
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

First thing was a warning from the owner, "This is not grocery store bread you know!" Boy was he right about that! We paid over $13 for two loaves of bread and one was from the freezer! The one and only fresh "Loaf of the day", was rye. Our next option was freezer bread; so we chose a hard-as and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Again & again we have been to this great family bakery. Everything is good. Great service and inexpensive. Best Cream of Cauliflower soup I ever had. Outstanding bread with the tastiest garlic butter I've ever tasted. But the pastry & cookies are what really separate these guys. They make the best pumpkin pie you will ever eat. Danish? Check -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very cozy, excellent service and soup that makes you want to lick the bowl and order more. lol...The owner is most helpful and informative - even will send you email info if you would like to keep up on their news and food info.

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BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Walla is the most understated but delicious eatery in Penticton. Ben the proprietor and baker gives you his love on a plate. Everything in his restaurant he has made himself. He smokes his own meat, makes his own pickles, mustards, sauces bread and treats. He has invested his time in all of it. He slow rises his breads, give you... More 

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Penticton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stumbled upon this cafe in the Cannery. Food was fantastic. So fresh and made on site with quality ingredients. Fresh bread, meat, even the pickles! Great service too!

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Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Infused with loving care, everything I've ever tasted at Walla's leaves me wanting more... The only problem? If you're like me, and you appreciate the idea of leftovers for easy next day lunches, you may be out of luck. It"s not that the focaccia, almond croissants, or chocolate babkas aren't big enough, they are simply too tasty to survive beyond... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Do yourself a favor, the next time you're in Penticton get yourself over to Walla Foods. And if you live in Penticton and haven't been here yet, then hurry up and get yourself there, but be warned, you might get addicted. I just moved to the area from Montreal, so I know good food when I taste it and I... More 

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Summerland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Wow, what a fabulous discovery. Sign up for 'this week at Walla' and be enticed and entertained by the up coming weekly specials. Loved the 'Puttanesca Loaf' featured this week. In the Cannery -1475 Fairview Rd. Penticton. Highly recommend going for lunch.

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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

If you ever hit Penticton in B.C. Canada, make sure you find this little gem and have the pastrami sandwich. And - be hungry. Its generous. For me it simply redefined this type of meat, and I am already looking forward to return. Although I have to fly for 12h. Seriously. Thanks to the owners!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

If you enjoy a good smoked meat sandwich, then you'll love Walla. Hidden in the back of the cannery complex, this little cafe produces the most outstanding hot pastrami sandwich you'll ever eat. Smoked and aged to perfection, the owners make everything themselves. It's a taste experience that has a multitude of flavors and layers to it and is guaranteed... More 

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Additional Information about Walla Artisan Bakery & Cafe

Address: 114-1475 Fairview Rd. | (The Cannery), Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7W5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-770-2001
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Bakeries, Vegetarian, Delicatessen, Middle Eastern

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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 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Bakeries, 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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