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“A unique and intresting lunch place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Bench Artisan Food Market

The Bench Artisan Food Market
368 Vancouver Avenue, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1A5, Canada
250-492-2222
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Ranked #7 of 147 Restaurants in Penticton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $11
Cuisines: Cafe, Delicatessen, Healthy
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
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!"
Penticton, Canada
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A unique and intresting lunch place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

What a surprise to visit for lunch and be able to shop for so many different items.
We all had the Panini and it was delicious and the staff so friendly.
The day we went it was over crowded for seating so we took our food to go and went home and ate it.
I hope a lot of people drop by and see this place as it is an added feature to Penticton.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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vancouver
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Don't miss this local gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We've been stopping here for years and it is consistently fantastic - awesome food, super friendly staff and of course, wicked coffee!
Great place to grab some local artisanal products to add to your picnic basket on your way up to Naramata. There's plenty of indoor seating for the winter time and in the summertime there's a big outdoor patio. Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or an afternoon snack.

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Penticton, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Love the Bench!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Whether you are here on a hot summer day, enjoying an iced drink on the patio or a cool winter day with friends having coffee I would recommend this place to anyone! They have a wide variety of beverage and food choices which are always good, and they also have a small area of grocery items for purchase. Lots which would make good gifts! Only downside is the price, it's a tad pricey!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vernon, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

yummy squash soup - hot and spicy with sweet cornmeal bread - and an egg salad sandwich for the less adventurous half of this couple - great ambience - easy roadside parking

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Princeton, British Columbia, Canada
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best Chai Latte!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The Bench is a quaint place tucked away a little off the beaten path. Their coffees are yummy and so is their food. If you like supporting local and happen to enjoy healthy quality homemade dishes, then this is the place for you. The staff is friendly and there are all kinds of local food items for sale on their well stocked shelves too. I have visited a few times now and will definitely be back.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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