Great central "shopping area" in Ponsonby Road, with a good variety of high quality boutique stores (like a champagne store in the middle) and food outlets. Really nice place to visit with friends, or with work colleagues for lunch. Good opening hours, from morning through to late night (dependent on restaurants). I've had great food at The Blue Breeze Inn (Hawaiian themed restaurant with awesome meals and their Tiki cocktails), and also Burger Burger.
Various pop up stores (that change every few months), and a product market including bakery, fruit and veges, fish and wine complete the venue offerings. Well worth a visit if you're in the Ponsonby area - good for tourists and locals to connect here often.