Who out there is an IKEA fan? I know there are a bunch of you!
IKEA in Draper, Utah treated my kids and I along with dozens of other Utah bloggers (I think there were 75 bloggers there…and a whole lot of kids!) to breakfast in their restaurant and a mini shopping spree. I’ll show you some of my finds at the end of this post, but since we like to talk about food here at Rate the Plate Utah, I’ve just got to tell you about our breakfast first.
My three kiddos each ordered a Big Breakfast Plate with French toast sticks ($1.99), scrambled eggs, bacon, & potatoes. They sat right down in the kid-size chairs at the kid-size tables in front of the TV showing kids shows and enjoyed themselves.
I opted for some Swedish pancakes with lingonberries ($1.99) along with a plate of potatoes and sausage ($0.99) on the side.
As you can see, IKEA serves up a really inexpensive breakfast. It’s great way to start your morning shopping, but the food isn’t anything spectacular. The potatoes were on the dry side, but if you like a tart berry, go for the Swedish pancakes with lingonberries. They are tasty and something different than you’ll get at other breakfast stops.
Oh! And, yes, this was breakfast, but I can’t mention IKEA’s restaurant without telling you about my favorite sweet treat there: the Tarta Chokladkrokant ($1.99): an almond cake with chocolate, butter cream, & butterscotch. It reminds me of a toffee & cream cake…love it! They didn’t offer it for breakfast, though.
Now for the shopping part! I love browsing IKEA! The store gave us a sneak peek of their new 2013 catalog! I found a bunch of things I would have loved to take home including:
I guess I was in the mood for stripes & throws, huh? Check out the cute red, white, & blue kitchen! Nice and fresh, but bold. Fun!
What I brought home with me were:
Branas Rattan Baskets ($12.99) to store my piano music in.
IKEA 365+ 3-Tier Glass Serving Platter ($14.99) for storing produce on my counter and serving up almost anything (cupcakes, vegetables & dip, fruit & chocolate, and more).
Rationell Variera Shelf Insert ($5.99) for organizing under my kitchen sink, but it would be great for creating a second shelf for dishes or pantry items, too.
IKEA has so many fabulous things for organizing and decorating at affordable prizes. Check out some of my fellow bloggers’ creativity with their IKEA finds!
Complimentary breakfast & $25 shopping spree was given to me by IKEA of Draper, but all opinions in this review are my own.