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The Bench Market

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368 Vancouver Ave, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1A5, Canada
+1 250-492-2222
07:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in for breakfast and a latte! Hubbie had the breakfast burrito with chorizo sausage and thoroughly enjoyed it! I loved my smoked salmon egg which, was delicious and just the right size! Lattes were hot, steamy and delicious! Steady flow of local traffic the whole time we were there! Enjoyed it so much we returned the following day. Was... More 

Thank Tranquility15
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is usually hopping on weekends and for a good reason. Food is always great and the coffee is some of the best around. Very casual and very busy.

Thank Leann M
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered 1/2 sandwiches and soup and it was delicious. The roasted tomato soup was rich and thick, hot and delicious. The sandwiches were fresh and tasty. The hot beverages were served promptly and tasted as good as any coffeehouse. Truly a tasty place for lunch. Will be back for breakfast.

Thank gracelise
Penticton, Canada
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been very happy with the food and service. Great sandwiches and creative and tasty sides. We love the atmosphere as it is truly a gathering place for friends. Really appreciate how they have picked up their socks to cater to customers!

Thank Andrew B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 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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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 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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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 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
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 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 

3 Thank Karamel338
Penticton, Canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 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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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 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

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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
US$4 - US$11
Cafe, Canadian, Delicatessen, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
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?