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“Don't miss this local gem!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Bench Market

The Bench Market
Ranked #5 of 184 Restaurants in Penticton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $11
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian, Delicatessen, Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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. 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!"
vancouver
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Don't miss this local gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

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
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
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Vernon, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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
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Princeton, British Columbia, Canada
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
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Banff, Canada
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Found! ..... Small Town Sparkle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

A friend recomended the Bench artisan food market to me a couple of years ago. I regularly visit Penticton/ Skaha for it's fabulous rock climbing and have consistently been coming back to this little gem. The highlights of this place are it's ever changing exotic, delicious and fresh salads, a delicious eggs benny (full or half order), local coffee from Summerland and an esspresso machine that pulls to perfection every hit. It's a busy place, but the staff don't skip a beat. They are friendly, fast and open to sharing great tips, including 'best climbing routes' and fun things to see around town. I've yet to be dissapointed. They also have a wonderful showcase of recipie books, local goodies and sell the delicius coffee they use.

  • Visited October 2013
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