Monday, August 29, 2011

Thrifty Strategy- Ikea for breakfast


One of my best friends was in town last week and wanted to check out Ikea for some kitchen and bathroom ideas and just to see what the hype was about. I had heard that they have some good breakfast prices and I knew it was a child-friendly store, so my friend, me, and my toddler headed over on Thursday morning. We got there at 9:30, as I had heard that the cafe opened before the store opened at 10:00 am.

We were not the only ones there for breakfast, the place was busy! There were elderly folks, families with kids, hipsters, all kinds of people. Coffee was free until 10:00 and my friend got a full breakfast with potatoes, eggs, and bacon, for 99 cents. Our location offers free breakfast on Mondays. I had three Swedish pancakes with lingonberry and butter for $1.99, also a good deal. My daughter had a bit off of each of our plates. There was even a kids' play area in the cafe and a lot of high chairs and booster seats available.

So, if you're near an Ikea and in need of a tasty, reasonably priced breakfast, head on over. Their lunch and dinner food looks good, too. I also saw frozen yogurt for $1 and hot dogs for 50 cents. Have you ever eaten there? what do you recommend?


  1. This post is making me hungry! Sounds like a good deal for a nice breakfast. I just wanted to share a thrifty happening in our family last week. We have a theme of brushed nickel in our home (or at least we are moving in this direction). The fan in our master bedroom is quite nice/newish, but had a brass/gold look to it and didn't quite fit our theme. So, instead of buying a new fan, which was tempting since they are only about a $100, my wife bought a can of brushed nickel spray paint for $6.00. I took the fan apart and taped parts that I didn't want to have painted and put a couple of coats on and it looks like new. No one will ever know that we painted it and we saved about $90.00. It felt really good to "fix" it rather than dump it. Yay for thriftiness!

  2. Swedish Meatballs all the way.

  3. @Josh- Great! I heard this project was in the works and am glad it turned out well.
    @Nicki- yes, I really want to try their meatballs too, next time I guess. The lingonberry sauce was amazing, I'm sure it will be great with the meatballs as well.


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