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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 #13 of 158 restaurants in Penticton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Healthy, Café, Bistro
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for lunch and were treated to delicious paninis, salads and lemonades. The service was quick and friendly. The food was excellent and fresh, and the location was nice and low-key. We will be back next time we're in town.

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Penticton, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We live in Penticton so we are knowledgeable of what the area offers. The sandwich we shared was terrific but horribly overpriced considering that was the only thing on the plate...you'd expect fries or some carrot sticks at the least. We also had the "bench balls" for dessert and coffee which were also exceptional. Everything totaled just over $18. Staff... More

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Penticton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The food here is fine but expensive for a sandwich with no side. Seems overrated. I have been several times over the years and I would rather just go to il vecchios.

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The coffee, granola, cheese, and salads I had here were fantastic. The patio is also a nice place to while away an afternoon. Focus is on locally produced foods and the quality is excellent.

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College Station, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a great place to enjoy some delicious food, and wonderful atmosphere. Service was quick and efficient. Food wonderful!! Enjoyed the gift shop as well. Highly recommend!!

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Red deer
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I love this place! If I lived closer I would go here every week. Great paninis and breakfast burrito!

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vancouver
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

super cute patio! it was slammed when we pulled in on sunday long weekend morning. big line up that they tried really hard to deal with quickly and efficiently. (not quite succeeding as we had to wait quite a long time for the foodstuffs). the breakfast benny looked absolutely delish. i had the breakfast sandwich, not so great, i just... More

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West Kelowna
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

After cycling with friends In Penticton, we headed to The Bench for lunch. As usual, the sandwiches, soup and salads were delicious. We sat outside ( until it started to rain) and just thoroughly enjoyed the ambience of this charming little cafe. Both the food and the service was excellent. Always a treat to visit here when we are in... More

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Hinton, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The Bench is tucked away on a residential street just up from the lake, serving the neighbourhood and tourists alike. There are plenty of interesting food items to take away on top of the great freshly made food for on-site (or take-away) consumption. Well prepared and of great quality, the food is scrumptious, The outside tables are very popular on... More

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Canmore, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My boyfriend and I were recently in Penticton and found this cafe via tripadvisor. They have a great patio and in door seating if thats what you prefer. We both had the egg on an english muffin. He had the fruit and granola and I had the fruit salad. The food was excellent but not very filling. So if you... More

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