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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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Hours:
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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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Thank you for offering Gluten Free options

Great food, great service, great location up the hill from the lake, close to the KVR trail and B and B's. Lots of choices on the menu. I met the owner and you can tell he loves his job!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Canmore, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Canmore, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great food, great service, great location up the hill from the lake, close to the KVR trail and B and B's. Lots of choices on the menu. I met the owner and you can tell he loves his job!

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Penticton
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

...too expensive....portions are small...way too much "hype' about this place...staff was a bit "stuffy"...used to be friendlier...guests seem a bit arrogant !!!

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Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Bench has lots of seating outdoors in warmer temperatures,a view and very close to the very popular Trans Canada Trail.It is a favorite with bikers and runners,and the gateway to the well renowned Naramata Bench and world famous wines.A must.

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Penticton, Canada
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great coffee. The food is very good. The prices are reasonable. The patio could be spruced up a bit, but the restaurant is cosy. Restaurant is a little tight when its busy, but its a popular place. Staff is friendly.

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Kamloops, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went here on a recommendation from a fellow biking buddy. Nice location, food looked good, order taker definitely had the attitude going on though. What's up with that? Was looking forward to the coffee but definitely leaned towards the "Charbucks" mentality.... Come on - good coffee is not burnt or dark even, you guys can do better than that. The... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I love going to the bench on a Saturday for a little breakfast and some good coffee. Food has never disappointed and their coffees are always hot and delicious. it can get extremely busy and hard to find a table so get there early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Just had lunch here for the first time and left with a new favourite Cafe! I had the Club and it was absolutely amazing! They even used real Turkey. I also had the Raspberry Matcha and it was so, so good! Probably the best Matcha I've ever had. Very cute decor and a nice location as well!

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Alberta
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123 reviews 123 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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
1 review
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
35 helpful votes 35 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 

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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: Café, Bakery, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?