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Published July 16th 2016
A Clock on a Chair, a Reindeer and Salmon for a Song
Just one more clock?
I think I'm in love with IKEA. I get excited just thinking about my next rendezvous and what I might discover there. I acknowledge that some people don't like the maze of shopping to locate the checkout but, I could spend hours at IKEA (if it weren't for impatient children) and I wouldn't even mind if I did got lost. Incidentally, IKEA have a great supervised play area for small children. They have a system for buzzing parents if need be, otherwise you can have two full hours of interrupted hours shopping until your heart's content.
I love my new coffee table
Last time I was at IKEA I picked up a lovely glass top coffee table with drawers to display your treasures. I rather like the wall clock mounted on a chair but if I bring home another clock.... maybe next time.
The purpose of this review was to alert readers to the cheapest lunch ever, but I do digress when it comes to IKEA! It's pretty hard not to.
Rosti, smoothie and a block of chocolates- all my favourites
IKEA has a number of hearty hot and cold options that are hard to resist. The prices are unbelievable. For example, the large Asian chicken salad for $6.99. I enjoyed the delicious Rosti for just a few dollars. My son had a crispy salmon with mash and veggies for under $10. I paid $38 for a salmon last week!
salmon, beans and scalloped potatoes
There were lots of drinks including Swedish smoothies and dessert options, but I somehow resisted. I don't know if this was only on special when I was there, but a whole block of chocolate was only $1. Where else can you eat a roast, drink and indulge in dessert for two people for around twenty dollars?
Some of the smoothie selection
When making my food choice (not a quick decision for me) I was imagining living closer to IKEA. I could eat a big meal every lunchtime then have a small snack for dinner. I could save on grocery bills, need never cook again and sneak in a quick look around at the bargains at the same time. I might also pick up a thing or two while I was there which would be counterproductive financially but so much fun.
It's a large, modern cafe
I always accumulate a few bits and pieces I possibly don't really need but I do love the red reindeers that weren't on my shopping list. They will look sensational on my Christmas table this year!
The honeymoon with IKEA is definitely not over. Mwah.