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The Bench Market

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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The Bench Market is set at the entrance to the much-travelled Naramata Bench winery route. We offer daily breakfast, weekend brunch, baked goods, 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!"
PRICE RANGE
$4 - $11
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, Canadian, Deli, Healthy, Soups
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews brunch sandwiches breakfast burrito chicken panini eggs benny bread potatoes great coffee kvr trail great place for breakfast baked goods fresh food outdoor seating great patio wine tour worth the wait love this place
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Penticton RCMP were having a morning get together here for people to meet them and talk about any concerns they have. I went early and had a snack and look at the place as I had never been there before. Great little restaurant and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Ron C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before touring the wineries each day, the Bench Market was our breakfast home away from home. Fun, friendly staff. Fabulous coffee. Fresh-baked fruit scones and muffins to die for....yum!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank JackandDebbie27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was from scratch and well prepared. We were surprised by the range of options for brunch! Even our pickiest son was delighted by what he ordered. Was very busy but worth the wait.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank jesread
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes its always been crowded and Yes you have to stand in line and squint at the menu. But its worth the wait and worth the self service 🙂👍

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank mm__j__ww
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

I had not been to the Bench in a very long time due to a poor experience a few years ago but was extremely impressed this time around so thought I would share! The Sicilian sandwich and tomato soup were absolutely delicious and they made...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank katecmh1964
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

The Bench never disappoints! I've been going here for years now and have yet to have a bad experience or be disappointed by the food. The service is always amazing and prompt. The drinks are always made perfectly as well. I'd highly recommend The Chicken...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank abpen250
Reviewed November 3, 2018

After visiting a few wineries, we thought we'd stop here and see what they had for a charcuterie style dinner we were having a craving for. There is an active restaurant and coffee shop, but also a large selection of BC products, primarily bottled sauces...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Marilyn R
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Had a tasty breakfast at The Bench Market. Luckily we are visiting in the off season so the place was not as busy as usual. It was an easy walk from our hotel. We ordered the Eggs Benedict which was tasty but not mind blowing....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 938elmam
Reviewed October 12, 2018

As busy as this gem is, the service is all about smiles and the coffee GOOD! Mornings are bussssyyyy...

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank marlene324
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Always head to where the locals congregate. Handy to get to with good parking g. Excellent cabinet food to pick up for a hiking lunch. Coffees look good.

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Sue W
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james19501
February 14, 2019|
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Response from nyeemd | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Lakeside Resort, which is about a 5 min walk from the Bench Market. That's probably the higher end lodging, especially if you get the new tower. We'd stay there again. Alternatively, there are a small... More
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Alex S
November 29, 2017|
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Response from mm__j__ww | Reviewed this property |
nope! But if you drop in sometime and plant the seed in their head, I am sure they will consider it...
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