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The Bench Market

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368 Vancouver Ave, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1A5, Canada
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank CycleVon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Timothy G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Bench Market with relatives for lunch before going wine touring. Was pleasantly surprised with the quality and taste of the food. Sandwiches and salads we tried were awesome. Service was good even though they were extremely busy when we arrived. Would not hesitate to go again

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a couple of wonderful lunches here. The sandwiches are all top notch, and the muffins just out of this world! A must visit place when in Penticton. Highlights for us were the chicken panini and the bench VC3 (I think?). Both wonderfully fresh, tasty and crispy warm. Take a muffin to go - they are good for a... More 

Thank JLytton
Spruce Grove, Canada
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband went and grabbed us each a quick coffee and a couple of pastries and it ended up coming to well over $20. The coffee was good and it is probably a good place to go and sit down for a meal but their takeout was overpriced.

Thank happytravellers_SG
Penticton, Canada
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The BC3 Sandwich is everything a sandwich should or could be! Shredded marinated beef with shredded cilantro, carrots and pickled beats on a fresh panini style bread. It could be the best sandwich in Penticton. This place is always busy and reminds me of a funky Vancouver-esqe coffee shop. Great staff too. Can be pricey but worth it.

Thank imunno1
Summerland, Canada
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great sandwiches, soups, salads, all prepared from scratch...This is a great place to pick up a couple of items on your way to hiking the Trans Canada Trail, or going for a drive through the wineries along the Naramata Bench...

Thank Terry S
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent 5 days in Penticton for the Wine Festival and we went to The Bench every day! The freshly baked goods were fantastic as were any of the sandwiches we tried. The daily soups were great and everything had the homemade goodness that is the result of being made on site. Great coffee and fun atmosphere. Wish we had... More 

Thank GoParis
Cantley, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to The Market for breakfast. The food was made to order and everything was excellent. My hubby and I both had the yogurt granola parfait and a bagel with PB&J. We enjoyed our breakfast on the outdoor patio given that the sun was nice and warm. There is free wifi available to customers. Oddly, I did not like... More 

Thank MeeowMix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and authentic local cafe. Very busy and seems to be a popular spot for locals. We would definitely come back on our next visit to Penticton.

Thank Mark L

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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: 12504922222
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?