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“Great fun!”

La Cigale French Market
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Really enjoyed finding the French Market. First impression was the excellent free parking. Second impression was the great variety of stalls and how tidy they are. We got excellent coffee at the Black Shack.....very personable baristas there. Also tried paella.....which was ok. However, the french pastry was awesome. The vege and fruit at the stalls is high quality. Got really good deals on Sicilian wines at Direct Imports.....some bottles for $10. The entire Market was very busy with people coming and going constantly. But the crowd is very friendly and we had good discussions with complete strangers sitting beside us at the long tables inside. Also, the environment is very dog friendly.....and the "people watching" is entertaining too. Great fun.....highly recommended.

Thank stoketun
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"croque monsieur"
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"french style"
in 5 reviews
"great coffee"
in 8 reviews
"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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"food stalls"
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"love visiting"
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

I was supposed to have gone on a Food on Foot tour but due to a lack of numbers, the operator who is a fellow foodie recommended I visit the French markets. I loved the experience, so many different stalls offering all kinds of things. Better than the farmers markets in Perth. Though it was the food stalls that blew me away. Some of the items I ordered were fantastic! Special mention to the duck danish and raclette. Also loved the crepe stand and got a spinach & feta filo too. If I could keep on eating, I would have loved to have tried the paella. Has a bit of a French theme to it but call it what you want, a pretty cool market place to eat and spend a bit of time.

Thank Shaun D
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Ok, so it's not exactly French but it is a great atmosphere, great coffee and great food. A very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours browsing the stalls and relaxing with maybe a pork belly roll and coffee as you watch the activity and buzz on a lazy Sunday morning. Give it a try when in Auckland.

Thank wilks101
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

If you are expecting a french market it's anything but... Everything is overpriced, even the supposedly french baking is not the real thing. Just call yourself a french flair market !!!!

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Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

I guess this is a Auckland institution and one of the most visit places if you are into food and wine. Excellent food from a variety of vendors as well as coffee, wine, clothes and kitchenware. We would happily go back when we are next in Auckland.

Thank CraigandTania
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