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La Cigale

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69 St Georges Bay Rd | Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 15
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Brilliant what a market

Pop here for a croque monsieur and a great coffee, choose some fresh bread or cheese or veg or meat to take home and have a look around the shop - brilliant - not the cheapest place ever but really good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

As per the heading, good food and a good atmosphere, however, did find pricing to be more akin to that for fine dining and this isn't exactly that. The live music was also a bonus, but, it did not allow for talking to fellow diners while they held sway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The best food market in Auckland, divine french pastries - buy from the stall inside the building by the wine

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Arrived early on Sunday to peruse the stalls. Had a very decent coffee from the inside vendor, washed down with a lemon and sugar crepe. It wasn't the fluffiest crepe I've eaten, a little dense but still worth the 5 bucks. Also ate an armful of French pastries from a few different vendors, all good. Left with a bottle of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went here for my brother in laws 50th birthday. Group of 18 on a Wednesday night for a set menu. Worked really well. We had teens and adults and all enjoyed the food, although not everyone had the snails!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Decided to have breakfast at the cafe out the back. Never again....It was really busy. I ordered Eggs Bene and Croissant Bacon, Cheese and Tomato...and coffees. Got these quite a while later after the waitress had walked the entire complex looking for us. We were looking for somewhere to eat what we ordered. Had to eat most of it standing... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Pop here for a croque monsieur and a great coffee, choose some fresh bread or cheese or veg or meat to take home and have a look around the shop - brilliant - not the cheapest place ever but really good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Staff have bad attitude, service was slow, and they put Cigarette ash in my take out coffee. I've been before as it is relatively local- never again. Shame that the staff let down a really nice eatery. I don't do reviews but I felt that sitting down to a coffee at work to get a mouth full of cigarette was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A great place to take friends, family or just a couple with 'themed' nights such as "A Night in Paris" with french music and food. La Cigale also has a wonderful French market on Saturday and Sundays which is always very busy, great pastries, coffee, cheese and individual stalls selling fruit, veges, bread etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A little bit of France in Auckland. They have a shop and delicatessen selling French products, a good food market on Saturdays and Sundays and the restaurant is open Wednesday to Friday. They are also trying out street food evenings on Thursdays which are not bad. Special mention should be made of the WineDirect store next door which is the... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

La Cigale was a recommendation which I took up, and my initial response when seeing the place was one of slight disappointment, both in its appearance and that of the small range of food on show. But, perseverance paid off and I chose the salmon pide which was stunning, in that "real" salmon fillet was used rather than the more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 69 St Georges Bay Rd | Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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