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The Dream Cafe

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Canadian, International
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67 Front St, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1H2, Canada
+1 250-490-9012
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11:00 - 15:00
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Wed - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

was at the fundraiser opening night with Matt Anderson, had seats in the back and when a table opened up upfront we were escorted to the best seats in the house, Buffet style dinner had an excellent lamb n rice choice.

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Thank Gordon M
Vernon, B.C.
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Dream Cafe is wonderful! The food we had was excellent and there are were also several vegetarian options for a friend. I recommend lunch there for one of their great salads and a glass of wine. It was a great place to be laid back and chat. It is full of atmosphere from the flying paper dragons and paper... More 

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Thank MickeyWilson07
Penticton, Canada
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Always such an amazing venue for music and shows, but I often forgot how great the food was. Had a Vietnamese wrap which was so amazing I have been craving it ever since. But now it's closed. So sad I probably contributed to the demise as I often forgot to go there because it was great.

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Thank imunno1
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

When recently visiting a friend in Penticton, BC we visited the Dream Cafe ... she said the food is good and they've got a reputation for great music ... I think you'll like it. ... welllll ... that didn't nearly describe the place or the experience! It's a very different place ... when you first get inside and look around... More 

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Thank Cope333
ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stumbled upon this incredibly eclectic restaurant to get out of the rain during Saturday market day in Penticton. What luck. Cloth Tiffany lamps, Buddhist motifs, terrific food and a whole bunch of distracting art. We had a very good lunch and learned that on same evening we were there, we could attend a concert with Angel... More 

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Thank colin-mckinnon
Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We knew Jim Byrnes would be playing there the night we went, and had made reservations. My oh my - did not expect such a cool, funky place - someone's traveled a lot in Bali and Nepal! Excellent acoustics for the music played there on certain nights, friendly staff, surprisingly good food (try the chicken confit on crispy waffles with... More 

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Thank Endeavour2013
Alberta
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

With a $40 Groupon in hand, we came to The Dream Café with the intent of trying out their “tapas” style dishes. Given the four and a half star Tripadvisor rating, we were prepared to be wowed but came away distinctly under-impressed. We arrived shortly after opening on a Friday and sat out on the patio. (This place opens only... More 

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Thank Boromach
Courtenay
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Love the atmospehre! It is aptly named - it was like being in an enchanting dream. Service was great, food was wonderful, and I can't wait to go back to listen to some live music. Had gluten-free options - had one of the wraps in rice paper with a fresh side salad.

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Thank Kathleen C
Saskatoon, Canada
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104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Sitting on the patio watching all the people on the corner. Service was friendly and fast. Assortment of pastries, sandwiches and soup. Will return. On Sun the market is out front after in the summer.

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Thank kimpsmith
Alberta, Canada
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106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Saw this place on groupon & saw very good reviews so took a chance to go. The place has a hippy, strange ambiance... I was not feeling comfy but had no choice to leave... the server was alone & she was trying her best but she was very nice & trying her best. Seafood soup was good. My entree was... More 

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Thank AnonymousAlberta15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$11
Cuisine
Canadian, International
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Front St, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: +1 250-490-9012
Description
The Dream Cafe features 4 seasonal menus using seasonal food items to keep our menu fresh. Our meats are organic, free range and grass fed and sure to tickle your tastebuds. We also have many vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, nut free, and dairy free items available! Our menu is always changing & evolving. Some items have been on the menu since we opened, some recently added. Our emphasis has always been to serve clean, healthy food. With a variety of cultures represented on the menu, it keeps it exciting for all of us. The Dream Café has been an adventure and a wonderful community has evolved around music. Many people from many walks of life and cultures have joined us in the audience as well as on our stage. The beauty is the energy that happens in the room. Thank you all for your continued support, now let's celebrate !! Be sure to check our website and facebook frequently as we are always adding entertainment. We do over 100 shows a year and its rare we have an empty seat. Hope to see you at the Dream.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?