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Walla Artisan Bakery & Cafe

114-1475 Fairview Rd. | (The Cannery), Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7W5, Canada
250-770-2001
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Ranked #2 of 158 restaurants in Penticton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Penticton, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My husband and I eat here often and we have never been disappointed with anything we have tried. Every morsel is a labour of love and you will be rewarded for the amount of time the chef puts in to each dish. Real food made with real ingredients the old-fashioned way - but you won't find a BLT on white... More

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Mission, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Lovely bread of all varieties, the baklava is very tasty and the cinnamon/hazlenut meringue was divine. They don't open for breakfast - brunch is the earliest you can get to sit down and eat.

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Naramata, Canada
1 review
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Once a week we go to WALLA Artisan Bakery & Cafe and spend time buying different kinds of breads. We cannot last a week without these delicious breads and pastries!! We have been a customer for many years, serving the bread at our high-end Bed & Breakfast/Guest House, and the guests always ask us where to find the bread we... More

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Kelowna, Canada
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
363 helpful votes 363 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Some previous posts are hard to believe. I arrived today around 1:30. A somewhat embarrassed owner told me he quit making gluten-free bread (highly-touted in previous posts). And doesn't serve lunch until June 3 . . . He offered me a free bun so I wouldn't go hungry, nice gesture. He looks like he really cares. But this is not... More

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Ben M, Owner at Walla Artisan Bakery & Cafe, responded to this review

How the previous posters could claim their enjoyment of the food, service and ambiance at this establishment is beyond my imagination. 'Yes, some previous posts are hard to believe.' It must be a conspiracy on a grand scale. 'But this is not a restaurant; it's a little bakery that serves some food.' Which also happens to spread across 1,300 sf.... More

Burnaby, Canada
2 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Stopped by based on all the positive reviews here. Was not disappointed. I had the pastrami sandwich which is smoked by the chef and it was the most delicious pastrami ever. The portion was large as well so worth the $13. Also on the plate homemade pickles, homemade sauerkraut, and other compliments for the sandwich. It was amazing. The small... More

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Penticton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

On a cold January Saturday morning, my wife and two sons were told by Penticton Honda that the warranty work they said we needed meant we had to walk from their dealership to a local restaurant (no shuttles or courtesy cars available for people on warranty work on a Saturday). As we headed out the hail started, then the rain.... More

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Penticton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I moved away from Penticton in September and knew that I would be missing this place terribly (and my friends of course), however, I was not prepared in how much. I live in Seattle and though there are loads of restaurants and places, no one makes bread the way Ben does at Walla. Thankfully, the owner and his wife are... More

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Calgary
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We stopped at the Walla Bakery and Café while staying in Penticton. Its a little place in a brewery warehouse and we thought we'd try it out as per tripadvisor reviews. Good choice ! Its kinda out of the way place and there was just a few misc shops in the mall area but this place did have excellent bakery... More

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Peachland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Just popped in to pick up bread, as all the locals were raving about it. Wow! Tried a Cranberry, Walnut loaf which was historic and some Rosemary, Sea Salt Foccacia buns which were so delicious I had to take a bag for all my neighbors to try! The baker makes his own butter puff pastry from scratch and the taste... More

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Victoria, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The owner Ben was so soft-spoken and kind. We couldn't come back for the lunch so he gave us a taste of his pastrami and it was sooooo good. He also gave us a focaccia bun to try and it also was incredible so we bought some of those as well as one of his chocolate flourless cakes. WOW! Sooooo... More

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