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La Cigale French Market

St Georges Bay Road, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-366 9361
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Not as good as it was

I've been to this market before and been very impressed, and so we returned - but were sadly very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nin132
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Whanganui, New Zealand
Foodie!

My first there was today. Tried french and turkish food. Besides that tried a dessert with... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Loveena P
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  • Average7%
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“french style” (5 reviews)
“great coffee” (8 reviews)
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St Georges Bay Road, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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+64 9-366 9361
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"croque monsieur"
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"french style"
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"great coffee"
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"farmers markets"
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"stalls offering"
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"great market"
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"filled doughnuts"
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"bakery products"
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"au chocolat"
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"sunday breakfast"
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"spanish paella"
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"vendors selling"
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"fruit and veg"
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"turkish bread"
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"smoked fish"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to this market before and been very impressed, and so we returned - but were sadly very disappointed. The outdoor market has some interesting foodie options, but indoors the cafe is terrible (and overpriced), and the French bakery was well below par.

1  Thank nin132
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

My first there was today. Tried french and turkish food. Besides that tried a dessert with chocolate, salted caramel, white chocolate and hazelnut, I aint a dessert person, but I must say that was amazing. The croque monsieur from the french stand was really good...More

Thank Loveena P
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Always have a wonderful time at the market! This past trip I got the best balsamic. Spoke to the owner Naomi, she really knows her stuff. Love the white balsamic, I put it on everything. Lots of other tasty snacks and a nice morning out....More

1  Thank Funstasia
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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

La Cigale can be found both in Parnell and next to Britomart station. We went to the Britomart location. It’s a small market but there was enough to see and eat. It’s good for an hour visit. The pastries were delicious and the coffee good....More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Obviously, I came on the wrong day or time. The pics I see show a good market. I went on a Thursday...probably arrived around 11am and it was SO DEAD. No one was outside. People working there looked at me awkwardly—seemed like that was a...More

Thank Karina H
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Small market in Parnell that has a great selection of food and eats - not all French as there is good selection of European food also. There are stalls, cafes, coffee stalls and places to sit and enjoy the atmosphere. Overall a great place to...More

Thank IainR
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This place is great and has lots and lots of great food. It can get very crowded tho which is kind of a let down. The juice stand is great, coffee so so, and the croissants were very fresh.

Thank Fransiscus A
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We went there with empty stomach just to enjoy some "local" French food, is a small market, we spent around 1.5 hours to eat and walk around , a good place for morning walk.

Thank Believedme
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed browsing the market And deciding what to have for breakfast was not easy. I settled for the leak tart and a rhubarb tartlet. Wish I had space for more. There were so many delightful looking meals so spoilt for choice

Thank Melanie C
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Don't miss visiting this market-based the vibe is awesome, great selection of food and fresh produce. Coffee was pretty good too. * most vendors have card facility * restroom are clean and more * Loads of seating space. * Well worth the visit.

1  Thank Paul F
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Betcd
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No they close between Christmas and New Year open every other weekend.
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Response from bigj369 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry and Sunday's!
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Response from nandy00 | Reviewed this property |
Both days and so worth a look
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