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The Bench Artisan Food Market

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Cafe, Delicatessen, Healthy
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368 Vancouver Avenue, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1A5, Canada
250-492-2222
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Description: The Bench Market is set at the entrance to the much-travelled Naramata...
The Bench Market is set at the entrance to the much-travelled Naramata Bench winery route. The Bench offers daily light breakfast, weekend brunch, baked goods, gourmet lunch, takeaway meals, catering, and grocery - along with the best coffee in town, made using locally-roasted organic beans from Backyard Beans in Summerland. The healthy menu items are made from scratch using fresh, local ingredients. All meats and eggs are from BC-raised, ethically treated animals. And the shelves are stocked with a wide variety of unique, artisan grocery items. Stop by and see how we're "keeping it local and making it fresh!"
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Popular local bakery

We liked it so much that we went back the next morning. The apple juice, baked goods and sandwiches were fresh and tasty even though the brewed coffee was a bit lighter to my liking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We liked it so much that we went back the next morning. The apple juice, baked goods and sandwiches were fresh and tasty even though the brewed coffee was a bit lighter to my liking.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went here on a Sunday Morning with a group of 10 - seating was no problem, but the lineup to order and the lineup for the washroom was slow. Once we ordered, our food arrived at our table pretty quickly. I tried the "Bench Benny" and it was excellent - portion sizes not huge - just right..their coffee is also... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had three meals here as it was across from our hotel. Good fresh and healthy food at reasonable prices. All made from scratch in a terrific atmosphere.

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Red Deer, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went their for breakfast, the place was crowded, but finding a seat is no problem. The line up was long, but they seem to have a pretty streamlines system to deal with that. Neat atmosphere, friendly staff. Food was good, but a few problems kept me from rating it hire. Pros: Breakfast burrito with chorizo is amazing. Filling, freshly prepared... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Wonderful local coffee! Yep who knew about Canadian grown coffee. The food was outstanding, really fresh, and with a great twist on coffee shop staples. Had breakfast and lunch here on back to back days and both meals were spot on.

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very good selection of sandwiches, wraps and salads. They has some grest sweet treats as well. They had plenty of staff on and the food was fast the service was with a smile and the place was very clean. worth a visit for a great lunch or to get something to go. I had a Asian noodle and salmon wrap... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A deliciously different menu of Sandwiches, soups, baked goods and other goodies. The breakfast burrito seemed to be a favourite, but I had Waffles and they were great. Many organic and locally sourced ingredients, with a great selection of grocery items as well. Beautiful location with outdoor seating. We arrived at 7:45 AM on a Sunday, and enjoyed a lovely... More 

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Slave Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband and I stopped in here for lunch after arriving in Penticton. I'm so glad we did. It's a funky little place with friendly staff and paintings by local artists hanging on the walls. I had the pastrami sandwich and my husband had the turkey club. Everything was so flavourful and well-done. The pickles are great! I had a... More 

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Naramata, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Not too often you can get great coffee and great food in the same place, well The Bench has both and you can tell by how busy they are. Love The Bench Market!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We stopped in at The Bench Artisan Food Market for lunch while passing through Penticton. Great food, coffee and deserts, plus a whole bunch of other great food stuff you'll take a look at. Service was quick and helpful. Had a nice sunny patio. Lots of on street parking.

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Additional Information about The Bench Artisan Food Market

Address: 368 Vancouver Avenue, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1A5, Canada
Phone Number: 250-492-2222
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 11
Cuisine: Cafe, Delicatessen, Healthy

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 368 Vancouver Avenue, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1A5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: 250-492-2222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 11
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Delicatessen, Healthy

Description

The Bench Market is set at the entrance to the much-travelled Naramata Bench winery route. The Bench offers daily light breakfast, weekend brunch, baked goods, gourmet lunch, takeaway meals, catering, and grocery - along with the best coffee in town, made using locally-roasted organic beans from Backyard Beans in Summerland. The healthy menu items are made from scratch using fresh, local ingredients. All meats and eggs are from BC-raised, ethically treated animals. And the shelves are stocked with a wide variety of unique, artisan grocery items. Stop by and see how we're "keeping it local and making it fresh!"
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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