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La Cigale

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As featured in Best Food in Auckland
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69 St Georges Bay Road | Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
Sun 09:00 - 18:00
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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240 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We tried some of the food at the market cafes!!! wonderful!!! such a great place!!! full of great food,wine and atmosphere!!! lovely people!!! will be back!!!

Thank Brycee10
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We were booked in for a business dinner here 2 months ago. We had a set menu that we selected our meals from, the atmosphere was amazing. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Sorry I can't provide a price for the meal since it was paid for being a business dinner. I definitely loved the duck I ordered as... More 

Thank Rheanna T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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658 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Visiting this site on Saturday morning found variety of choices, not only French cuisine site, a flea market with Spain's Paela, Turkish's humus, German's sausages, wine and cheese, smoked fish, fresh vegy, olive oil, French Cafe, and butchery, etc. Free parking, the location is a bit hidden behind Parnell main street. Good for weekend visit.

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Waitakere City, New Zealand
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

La Cigale is many things, a farmers market at the weekends, a winery, butchery, cafe, and in the evenings, a dinner venue. It appears to succeed on all fronts, mainly no doubt due to its owners frequent visits to France to bring back ideas, items for the shop and cafe and the indefinable "frenchness" of this establishment. Certainly a visit... More 

Thank Richard F
London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

There's a great weekend farmers' market at La Cigale which is definitely worth a visit when in the area. There's a variety of stalls, including some hot food available. Inside you'll find a café serving delicious French inspired cuisine and live music.

Thank Up_In_The_Air_3
Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

What I like best about La Cigale is that it is consistent. I last came here two years ago for two birthday lunches in a row. We had a lovely time and our ladies lunch this time around was also very good. The French Pinot Gris was heavenly. My Croque Monsieur was as expected, cheesy and hammy. A bit strange... More 

Thank teresab1000
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

If you are comfortable with sharing your food and eating experiences with many dogs, leashed and unleashed, this is the place for your. So unhygienic, so illegal. Food looks fabulous, smells delicious but - dogs! Beware of Berry Express stall holder who has two unleashed dogs that follow her into the kitchen. One is a massive black standard poodle.

Thank RobynVAuckland
Auckland, New Zealand
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely informal cafe in Parnell which ajoins a French shop. They offer a variety of lunchtime snacks such as French pastries, sandwiches and baguette and usually some lovely salads and a couple of hot meals as well. I go there often as there is parking even though it is close to the city and it would get... More 

Thank Kiwiontour_50
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Nice to see this market is still doing really well but it is a small shame there are people selling produce from large commercial buyers. Find the grower and sell that otherwise it's not authentic.

Thank Bonswag
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Nice vibe, Music and lots of yummy tasters. All products are of a high quality. Often go twice a month every time something new. Cost average to high.

Thank traveltree2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 St Georges Bay Road | Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 3669361

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