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Wine may be what the Okanagan region is known for, but Penticton is also home to some fabulous places to grab a cup of coffee. When we moved to the region, I made sure to hunt down the best coffee Penticton had to offer. I rounded them up and put them in order based on which coffee shops I frequent the most.

Keep reading for the Best Penticton Coffee shops and cafes

Coffee by the lake

Wayne and Freda

This is my favorite place to grab a coffee in Penticton. The only trouble is, most locals and tourists alike seem to agree with me. Get here early, and if possible, avoid Saturday mornings when the farmers market is on unless you have time to kill. While here, treat yourself to a veggie breakfast sandwich. Word of warning, grab some extra napkins. This is also a great cafe to get some work done on a weekday afternoon.


The Bench

The Bench is a crowd favourite. This cafe is famous for its coffees and lattes, baked goods, and delicious weekend brunch benny’s. Order an oat milk latte and the asparagus spinach benedict and enjoy it on the patio as you people watch. The Bench is also conveniently located down the street from the entrance to the KVR. Grab a coffee and a breakfast muffin to go and walk the popular trail with breathtaking views of Okanagan Lake. One of our favourite things to do on a sunny Sunday morning.


Joy Road Bakeshop

Note: Closed seasonally, so make sure they are open before stopping in.

If carbohydrates are your love language like me, Joy Road Bakeshop is worth a stop while visiting Penticton. Their bakery display is always full of freshly baked sourdough and sweet treats. Every Thursday, they serve a new addition of their bomboloni, a doughnut stuffed with fresh seasonal ingredients like peaches and cream or earl grey filling. No fancy coffee drinks can be found here, but it’s worth coming for a featured pour-over and baked good of your choice to enjoy in their dreamy courtyard.


Seis Cielo Coffee Roasters

This one is for the die-hard coffee fans. Seis Cielo features specialty blends and exclusive micro-lots from Honduras. They have a very unique story and their process is worth a read here. Pop in while touring the farmer’s market or shopping on Main Street, and take a few bags home for loved ones. This type of coffee shop is a welcome addition to Penticton, something you rarely find in a small town such as this.


The Prague Cafe

A local favourite near the marina, this Penticton European-style café always has people sitting outside enjoying a cup of coffee. They have some lakefront chairs set up to enjoy the sunshine. This is a great spot for families to come and eat lunch while the kids run around.

Hope this gave you some insight into the best coffee shops in Penticton. You’ll need the fuel to tackle all the activities the region has to offer. Check out some links below to continue planning your trip to this beautiful area of British Columbia.


Continue reading…

60 Things to Do in Penticton

Best Restaurants in Penticton

Oliver, BC Wine Tour Itinerary

The best wineries in the Okanagan with Restaurants


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