When Lance & I used to work together, we would go to IKEA breakfast on Sundays before work, and then wander around and check out the furniture. Not to say their breakfast is anything that spectacular, but $5 can easily fill the two of us there.
We were both off today, so this morning we headed to IKEA. The breakfast starts 30 minutes before the store opens. It is a very casual cafeteria-style restaurant. The tables, chairs, and pendants decorating the dining area are all ones they sell (they even sell their cups, plates, and silverware).
I’m pretty sure they lose money on the breakfast just to keep people in the store longer with the hopes they’ll stick around longer to shop on a full stomach. They have a 99¢ breakfast plate with 2 sausages, potatoes, and scrambled eggs. I got that with a side of the Swedish pancakes. Lance had the corned beef hash and frittata.
The food is very filling – they don’t season it much, but they do have salt, pepper, and Cholula hot sauce at all the tables. Afterwards we took a lap around the store to work off our meal. If you haven’t been before, you may be lost for hours. We actually hadn’t visited in a long time, so we spent over an hour wandering around.
We ended with their $1 frozen yogurts - vanilla yogurt served on cake cones.
Since everything is so cheap there, it’s hard to go home empty-handed. Today we bought 3 succulents for our coffee table.
If you want to check out the food at IKEA, the restaurant is open 9:30am – 8:30pm Monday through Saturdays and 10:30am – 6:30pm on Sundays. IKEA Tampa is located at 1103 N. 22nd Street, Tampa, FL 33605.