For a slice of France right in the heart of Auckland then head to La Cigale markets on weekend mornings at St Georges Bay Rd in Parnell. La Cigale is based on markets found throughout the south of France. By Auckland standards they boast a tremendous (but admittedly pricey) array of freshly baked bread, pastries, cheese, pate, and wine, all sourced direct from France. There are also a few locally grown fresh fruit and veges for sale.
The authentic cafe is open throughout the week and serves a selection of French-inspired fare for lunch or a coffee and pastry. The final string to the La Cigale bow is the French Bistro open for dinner from Wednesday – Friday. Dinner is a set menu which changes from week to week and also hosts special themed dining experiences, such as Marseille-style Bouillabaisse night once a month!