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The Bench Artisan Food Market

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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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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Small local cafe-food market

Very limited seating inside, and it can be a bit difficult to move around if you want to view what is for sale in the market part. Hope that there are more than one in your party so that one can order knowing that you will be able to have a seat. Lunch choices are many sandwiches, some salads... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Alberta
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Alberta
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Very limited seating inside, and it can be a bit difficult to move around if you want to view what is for sale in the market part. Hope that there are more than one in your party so that one can order knowing that you will be able to have a seat. Lunch choices are many sandwiches, some salads and... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is our go to place for our breakfast or lunch (especially if it's just my husband and I) The food is always fresh and delicious. The staff have always been friendly and offer great service. I am addicted to their desserts as they all are to good to pass up. Great place for family too!!!

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TheBenchMarket, Owner at The Bench Artisan Food Market, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Bench Market. We have a great staff team and pride ourselves on excellent customer service and a friendly, inviting atmosphere - we'll be sure to pass along your kind words to our team! See you again soon at the Bench! Heather & Stewart Glynes, Owners More 

Perth
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is our go to place for great coffee in Penticton, its been over 7 years since our last visit here and the coffee and food is still the best. Great breakfast on Sundays, highly recommend the belgium waffles.

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TheBenchMarket, Owner at The Bench Artisan Food Market, responded to this review

Hello! So glad you stopped in again and that you enjoyed your coffee and waffles at the Bench Market! Heather & Stewart Glynes, Owners More 

Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We are regular visitors to this most wonderful restaurant. Great breakfasts and lunches as well as take away. Enjoy their paninies, salads and coffee. Highly recommended!

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TheBenchMarket, Owner at The Bench Artisan Food Market, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words - so glad you enjoy coming to the Bench Market. See you again soon! Stewart & Heather Glynes, Owners The Bench Market More 

Kamloops, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

No one should miss having breakfast, lunch or dinner, especially at The Bench Artisan Food Market. They take great care in preparing the meal & you know everything is from Farm to Table and very fresh. I would eat here every day if I lived close enough. Great atmosphere, wonderful people.

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British Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is the best place in Penticton for a leisurely weekend brunch after a morning walk or run on the Kettle Valley Railway trail. (just up the hill, starting from Vancouver Place). It's popular with locals, who bring their out-of-town guests here, too. The food is fresh and homemade, the service is fast and friendly, and the coffee is fantastic.

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Penticton, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

So happy a friend told me to check out The Bench. They have excellent coffee.. Their muffins are amazing, their bacon and egg sandwich is excellent. Have been a few times now for lunch. Their soups are excellent as are their sandwiches. A must try in Penticton

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This casual cafe was a perfect spot to meet up with an old friend and not feel rushed to eat and leave. The food was tasty. I forgot how neon organic free range eggs are! The tea selection was also very good. I have already recommended this place to friends.

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Regina, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Who would have thought there would be such a good find while driving up Vancouver Ave? It's one of those hidden gems that you want to revisit every day. The food was very fresh & the coffee was exceptional. Awesome that you could also purchase fresh local fares here as well. The only downside....they need more seating! It's too bad... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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295 reviews 295 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
400 helpful votes 400 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Used to stop in at the Bench, when it was a corner store, for ice cream. Now it's an awesome artisan food shop. Yeah! Started off with a Canadiano. An American coffee that's nicer and more polite. Loved that joke when the staff told me that. Had the breakfast with boiled egg, cheese, bacon and bread. Just the right amount... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 - 12
  • Cuisine: Bakery, Delicatessen, Healthy, Café

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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