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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 162 Restaurants in Penticton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
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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Perth
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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Kamloops, Canada
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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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4 helpful votes 4 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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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
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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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138 restaurant reviews
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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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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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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Additional Information about The Bench Artisan Food Market

Address: 368 Vancouver Avenue, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1A5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-492-2222
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 0 - 12
Cuisine: Bakery, Delicatessen, Healthy, Café

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