La Cigale market in Parnell is pure delight. You can fill your basket with the freshest fruit and veges, cheese, olives, bunches of herbs, flowers, bagels and bread. Then you can head towards the cafe for a coffee and a pastry, if you are able to choose just one from the delectable display. We sat at one end of a heavy wooden table and opposite us were a delightful couple from Pennsylvania enjoying their first morning in Auckland. They marvelled at the quality of the food on offer and then told us they were at the wrong market – they had aimed for the Parnell Farmers’ Market. I’m sure they didn’t regret it though judging from the way they tucked into their pastries. Perhaps they made to the other market in time for morning tea!