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Walla Artisan Bakery & Cafe

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114-1475 Fairview Rd | The Cannery, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7W5, Canada
+1 250-770-2001
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Tue - Fri 08:00 - 18:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bread is so good, the staff friendly and helpful, the aromas appetizing, and my belly gets very happily filled every week with their delicious offerings! On Saturdays we stop by and fill our bags with hot Bourekas, beautifully made pastries, loaves of bread made with long-fermentation dough, and friendliness! The owner Benjamin, his wife Sharon, and all of their... More 

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Thank Heather M
Ben M, Owner at Walla Artisan Bakery & Cafe, responded to this review

Heather, we are very fortunate to have you as a customer and love seeing your family every week. So glad you enjoy everything..Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to mention us.. . More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Moved to Penticton at the beginning of October and since then have been exploring the many gems of this city and surrounding area. This morning was our second visit to Walla's and like the first it was not only delicious but also an educational experience, on our first visit we both had a cup of tomato and roasted red pepper... More 

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1 Thank Roland G
Ben M, Owner at Walla Artisan Bakery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Roland for letting us know. I'm very happy you and your wife have enjoyed everything so far. Your words are greatly appreciated and I look forward to seeing you again soon... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Moved to the Okanagan from NYC a couple years and hands down, Walla is the best place to eat in the region. The pastrami plate is absolutely sublime and the tuna sandwich will have you speechless. We've taken out-of-town/country visitors here and there is never a disappointed diner. Eat here - now!

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1 Thank Allegra F
Ben M, Owner at Walla Artisan Bakery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much, that's quite a compliment! Glad you have enjoyed everything so far and hope to keep impressing you. . . More 

Penticton, Canada
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stop in for lunch or just to pick up some fantastic bread. I recommend the rye bread or brioche. The focaccia buns are to die for. They use them in the sandwiches as well which are a must try. Ben uses European flour that does not contain anti mold inhibitors or preservatives that are found in North American flour.

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1 Thank Laura C
Ben M, Owner at Walla Artisan Bakery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Laura. You have been one of our longest and most loyal customers. We appreciate your support! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this place while on vacation in the Okanagan, and will be a life-long customer! From the minute you walk in, you are warmly greeted and treated like a family member rather than a customer. The food is second to none. No industrial stuff over there. Everything is made from scratch and with a lot of love. Portions are... More 

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Ben M, Owner at Walla Artisan Bakery & Cafe, responded to this review

Wow...thank you very much for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you again... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food, everything is 100% home made: slow food at its best. Try the tuna, it is like no tuna I have ever had. And buy a jar of pickles to take home.

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2 Thank Erin P
Ben M, Owner at Walla Artisan Bakery & Cafe, responded to this review

Many thanks for the praise and for coming by. . . Ben More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Benjamin has a gift for wholesome and flavourful food. I had the tuna on focaccia and shared it with hubby who had the mushroom sandwich -- both were divine and were beautifully presented on the plate. This is simple, but very good food. Took home a loaf of the rye -- that too was exquisite - crusty outside, dense and... More 

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Ben M, Owner at Walla Artisan Bakery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed everything. . . More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

If you're only skimming reviews take away this, I've traveled most of the world and the food Benjamin prepares is among the best. Walla's is a very small bistro in an off-the-beaten-path area of Penticton. It's not the easiest to find. Once there you'll see maybe 5 tables stuffed into a very tiny dining space. You'll be greeted by Ben... More 

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4 Thank Ben S
Ben M, Owner at Walla Artisan Bakery & Cafe, responded to this review

I am humbled by your words and very glad to read about your experience. Thank you for the taking the time . It's greatly appreciated...Ben. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I recently stumbled upon Walla Foods and was blown away by the experience. The dining area is quite small but cozy and the overall presentation is homey but the food is OUTSTANDING! Trust a stranger.. if you want a quiet Mediterranean dining experience this is the best food you'll find in the Okanagan. Everything is made in house from the... More 

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3 Thank John S
Ben M, Owner at Walla Artisan Bakery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the endorsement. Very kind of you. Happy you enjoyed everything.....Ben. More 

comox bc
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We went there for lunch had Mushroom Barley soup with a Rosemary focaccia bun One of the best soups i have ever eaten On Saturday check out there booth at the Farmers Market more goodies from the bakery

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1 Thank Andy A
Ben M, Owner at Walla Artisan Bakery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Andy! Always nice to see you when you're visiting Penticton. . More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Mediterranean, European, Delicatessen, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114-1475 Fairview Rd | The Cannery, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7W5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: +1 250-770-2001
Description
We are a unique artisan bakery and bistro located in the center of Penticton, serving delicious, rustic dishes for brunch and lunch, all made from scratch with natural ingredients. Our breads and buns are fermented for 3 days and made without any additives. We also have a variety of artisan foods to take home, and from May to October you can find us every Saturday at the local downtown market on Front St.

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