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The Bench Market

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Canadian, Delicatessen, Healthy
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368 Vancouver Ave, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1A5, Canada
+1 250-492-2222
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a sweet spot loveley fresh lunch great teac i will be back again soon the service was very good the place felt like an ol fren and the lunch was awsome

Thank Billy M
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We have been here numerous times- the food is amazing. It is always fresh and there are tons of healthy choices. Also, the menu changes constantly- they always have different soups, salads, and other entrees on special which can be nice because it adds variety and an element of surprise. Their muffins are also great- regardless of the kind, they... More 

2 Thank 11223344a
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

lots of locals here which says it all, calm quiet and great lunch, suggested by a local at a winery, and was a perfect choice.

2 Thank Gordon M
Penticton, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We were looking forward to a leisurely early morning breakfast sandwich with a great cup of coffee. We got a miniscule sandwich which didn't taste very good and the coffee was ho-hum, but the price tag was substantial. Not kidding when I say that MacDonalds would have been the better choice. At least I know I enjoy their breakfast McMuffins... More 

2 Thank Karamel338
Penticton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This is a wonderful place for great food and ambience. We enjoyed the quiche yesterday, went back for a breakfast sandwich today. Use fresh ingredients, free run eggs, organic coffee. Great, friendly staff. A great place to stop in for a visit with friends. One of our favourite places to meet friends for a coffee and visit.

2 Thank Bev S
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

A very nice setting interesting and tasty food or just great to go for a tea or coffee, we really enjoy the Bench

2 Thank rick14
Vancouver, Canada
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152 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful little cafe. Lots of selection! It was warm and cozy too. My one complaint would be that everything (especially the baked goods) were a bit pricey.

1 Thank traveller32canada
Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

My sister brought two soups, a cookie, and a muffin from this location up to my room while I was in the hospital in Kelowna. All of it was excellent and such a treat from hospital food. Real food with depths of flavour and well prepared. Looking forward to stopping at their restaurant in person next time I am in... More 

1 Thank twysted2015
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Called in for some take out sustenance. Gorgeous bread and delicious cheeses. We took the opportunity to have coffees while we were here. All good.

1 Thank CycleVon
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Eating here is better than Moms place. Nice to be treated like family . If you don't like to make lunch sometime this is a great idea. Just wanted to sit and enjoy a couples lunch this was perfect.

1 Thank Timothy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $11
Cafe, Canadian, Delicatessen, Healthy
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 368 Vancouver Ave, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1A5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: +1 250-492-2222
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. 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, local artisan grocery items. Stop by and see how we're "keeping it local and making it fresh!"

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?