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The Bench Artisan Food Market

368 Vancouver Avenue, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1A5, Canada
+1 250-492-2222
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Ranked #7 of 160 Restaurants in Penticton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $13
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen, Healthy, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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!"
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Penticton, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

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
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8 reviews 8 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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280 reviews 280 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
384 helpful votes 384 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were travelling through Penticton and after asking some locals about good places to get breakfast, we found this gem of a restaurant. Delicious food, I had the Benny. The staff went out of their way to accommodate our kids. Very friendly service. A bit pricey, but it's what you can expect for a local little place like this. It... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Great food, I had the Bennie. Superb service...even when very busy. Lots of friendly locals and just an all around gem. If it were in Vancouver I would be there all the time.

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Oliver, British Columbia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

... and making it fresh! These owners believe in the 100 mile diet, thus buying locally and organically. Breakfast all day plus weekend brunch and lunches are served. The chicken and eggs are free range with any meat products coming from a local specialty ranch, where it is said: Happy cows eat grass! Arriving for lunch, I was greeted by... More

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St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It is tucked away on the back road to Naramata Bench and its more than 25 wineries. We like to pick up a pinyin lunch to eat on one of the many patios at the wineries. Atmosphere is urban, quality, nutritious, natural. It sounds simple but the egg salad sandwich had some spices that were hard to identify but worked... More

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Penticton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Bench Artisan Food Market is a wonderful place to have a specialty coffee and superb breakfasts and lunches. If you go in at lunch time there is always at least six house made salads, two house made soups and a huge variety of sandwiches and baking! My favorite drink is the steamed pear juice. Mmmmm. It's always a treat... More

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Shanghai
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Good coffee, wide selection of small sandwiches and snacks, plus a really good variety of "foodie" gifts, mainly from local producers. Love the patio!

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