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The Bench Market

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368 Vancouver Ave, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1A5, Canada
+1 250-492-2222
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08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

an impressive and busy little spot...you can find some great spices and a LOt of other tidbits here! a great latte and some really nice lunch specials....but the best of all is the eggs benny!!...fresh and loaded with flavor!! I like to take my time and look thru all the special cheeses and spices..I love this little spot and get... More 

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White Rock B.C. Canada
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The Bench Market has a great selection wraps and sandwiches all made fresh. This is one of my wife's favorite places for good fresh food. This place is always busy so you know that the food is good. Amazing homemade soup. If you're hungry this is the place to check out. Enjoy your stay. Be cool have fun.

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Thank Doug C
Penticton, British Columbia
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We didn't have a great experience there, but that's probably due more to the fact that our group was too large with 8 people. The place was packed so we didn't mind having to clean our own tables, the food was good but by the time the last two of our group received our sandwiches, the rest of us had... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent food using local ingredients. Delicious soups, home made sweets and sandwiches are made once they're ordered. A small patio as well as inside tables. Get there early as this is a favourite of the locals.

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Vancouver, Canada
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336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Stopped by for the first time to grab some lunch for a picnic by the lake. This place was super busy as it is popular with locals and of course us tourists/visitors. The food was excellent and high quality. Lots of choices for fresh food and drinks. For certain if you are in Penticton get here. Lots of seating outside.

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Penticton, Canada
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you are looking for somewhere quaint with the ability to eat in or outside, this is the place. Not only is it a restaurant but also a unique grocery store with lots of fantastic local artisan foods and baked goods. The menu extends past lunch with many items for lunch or even a picnic on the beach. You cannot... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We went here after spending some time at the farmers market. Wow what a nice place. It's located in a residential area of town but worth the drive to get there. There is a nice patio out front with lots of seating. Lot of shade too in case you don't have sunscreen protection on. It's cafeteria style so you place... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I ordered a bunch of sandwiches and wraps for our pre-wedding lunch. Everything was delicious. The vegetarian wrap was very good. I look forward to trying the breakfast next time I'm in Penticton.

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Thank tealness
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

One of the girls from work brought in an assortment of goodies from The Bench Market and let me tell you everything in that box was absolutely amazing. You can certainly tell when a business uses quality ingredients and The Bench Market does. This place is a must stop destination on your way for a hike on the KVR or... More 

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Thank Amy B
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The coffee is better than Starbucks! Brunch on Sunday is unreal. Best waffles and eggs Benedict we've ever had. Weekday breakfast also fantastic. Breakfast sandwiches and a grilled breakfast burrito were amazing. Scones were a great treat to take along to the beach. A beautiful patio as well. We went back everyday for our whole week's vacation.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Delicatessen, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
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
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!"

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?