I happened to be at Ikea’s massive Perth store this morning, and somehow found myself in the restaurant…I wonder how that happened! If you’re not familiar with the Swedish powerhouse that is Ikea, get reading over here.
The mix of food and furniture might seem a bit odd, but it’s hard to argue with the number of people that were in the Perth store restaurant at 10:00am on a Friday morning. The store also has a “Swedish Food Market” which sells all of your favourite Swedish goodies, including the meatballs served in the restaurant. Thankfully, I didn’t see any lutefisk.
So why is breakfast in a furniture store worth a review? Because it only costs $3.50. Between 8:00am and 9:00am on Saturdays it’s only $1.95, and that’s just silly. No doubt similar pricing is available overseas, too.
The egg, bacon and sausage are plated for you, and you serve your own baked beans, hash brown and tomato (which I passed on). Extra bacon, sausage and hash browns are available if you want them. It was all perfectly edible, and I was surprised at how nice the bacon tasted; I’ve certainly had worse from a breakfast buffet. The only thing I felt I was missing was some toast.
Queuing for the hot food requires you to push your tray past lots of tempting looking cakes, and while I wasn’t looking a piece of Daim cake sneaked onto my tray and hid behind a sausage. This cake is made from almond biscuit batter and then covered with Daim candy and chocolate. It was light and crispy with a nice toffee flavour from the candy. The full breakfast, cake and a bottled apple juice cost a very reasonable $10.70.
As well as an impressive array of sweet snacks, the restaurant had a selection of pre-made rolls and sandwiches which looked fresh and appetising. If you want a hot meal there are options such as Ikea’s famous meatballs, pasta, chicken schnitzel, fish & chips and quiche & salad, all for around the $7 mark. A kids menu is also available. In American stores you can get pizza – check out this review on Slice.
You have to pay for extras (like tomato sauce at 30c) and it is requested that you dispense of your own tray when leaving, but if you want to complain at these prices then you really need to take a hard look at yourself. Breakfast is served until 10:30am every day, and if you’re heading to Ikea I’d certainly recommend timing your trip to include a visit to the restaurant.
Oh, and if you’re still hungry when you’ve finished shopping, you can grab a $1 hot dog at the “bistro” near the exit.
6 Sunray Drive (off Ellen Stirling Blvd)
Innaloo WA 6018
Phone: (08) 9201 4532
Store Opening Hours
Mon – Fri: 9am – 7pm
Thur: 9am – 9pm
Sat: 8am – 5pm
Public Holidays – closed