Last Updated on October 5, 2022 by Lauren Beck
Plenty of people come to visit IKEA for the sheer voyeuristic pleasure of seeing how beautiful furniture would look once it’s set up in someone’s home (we know — we’re guilty of that, too). However, were you aware that this furniture shop has its own little cafeteria nook?
Next time you find yourself hungry, you may want to sample IKEA’s offerings. In this article, we’ll start with the most important meal of the day — the IKEA breakfast hours.
What Time Does IKEA Serve Breakfast?
When it comes to mealtime, IKEA probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, if you do find yourself craving for a meal while inside the furniture store, needless to say, you won’t have to go out and find another restaurant — they serve meals right inside the shop for hungry patrons. In fact, 30 percent of IKEA shoppers visit the shop specifically for the food!
If you plan to drop by IKEA early to avoid the long queue at checkout but haven’t had breakfast yet, you’re in luck — the breakfast cafeteria opens at 9:30 am, which is 30 minutes earlier before the main store opens at 10. You have until 11 to avail of all their breakfast meals.
And you know what the best part is? You can get a satisfying breakfast meal for under $1.50!
Most Popular Breakfast Meals
If you don’t want to spend too much money on breakfast but still want a sizable meal, the Basic Breakfast at IKEA is for you. This dish comes with a generous serving of scrambled eggs, fried breakfast potatoes, and two turkey sausage links, served on a glass plate with silverware. It costs just $1.49, which leaves you with plenty of moolah to buy that gorgeous wooden dresser you’ve been eyeing!
Aside from selling ready-to-assemble furniture, IKEA is also most famous for its Swedish meatballs, which have been around since the ‘80s. There are four variants to their mouthwatering meatballs: chicken, salmon, veggie (vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free), and, of course, the quintessential pork and beef, served with a scoop of mashed potatoes, creamy gravy, and lingonberry jam.
IKEA offers Assorted Muffins if your type of breakfast usually consists of pastry and a hot cup of coffee. Choose from either chocolate chip or banana (daily staples), or cross your fingers and hope that the specialty flavor they carry for the day is your favorite!
Swedish Pancakes with Lingonberry Jam
You can apply a Swedish upgrade to the Basic Breakfast with the addition of Swedish pancakes and lingonberry jam. You’ll get everything on the Basic Breakfast meal above, plus two Swedish pancakes and a generous dollop of sweet lingonberry jam for your very own Swedish American Breakfast.
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Other Items On IKEA’s Breakfast Menu
Here’s the rest of the breakfast meals/fixings available at IKEA:
When does the IKEA breakfast hour end?
The IKEA breakfast hour ends at 11:00 am every day. So if you want to avail of the cheap breakfast eats at the furniture store, make sure that you get up early so that you get there on time!
Does IKEA serve breakfast every day?
Yes, IKEA serves breakfast every day, but their breakfast meals are not available for the entire day. From 11:00 am onwards, the store will sell only their lunch and dinner items.
It’s no fun to shop on an empty stomach. According to IKEA’s founder Ingvar Kamprad, “It’s difficult to do business with someone on an empty stomach” — and this is what inspired him to offer affordable Swedish-inspired meals to his patrons.
So if you want to stop over at IKEA to sample some of their mouthwatering Swedish breakfast meals, make sure that you drop by between 9:30 am to 11:00 am!