We had a budget meal at Ikea’s cafe at its Alexander Road outlet last week. Had gone there intending to buy a door mat but decided to eat first.
For the three of us, we spent a total of $16.40, that included two desserts for which we paid $1.20 and $1 respectively, and a coke and coffee (both drinks + water were free).
We had one main: roast chicken leg with butter rice and vegetable comprising boiled brocoli, carrots and cabbage ($5.50). To that, we added an extra helping of brocoli ($2), two deep fried chik wings ($2.80), a pickled herring plate ($2.90) and two ciabatta rolls ($1).
We shared most of the items, with mum and maid sharing the main and I taking the pickled herring as they both hated the stuff. I took the mid wings, while they took the drumlets and the wing tips. I had roll as did they plus the butter rice. Desserts were shared three-ways while maid took the coke, mum the water and I the coffee.
A good meal was had by all, after which we bought more than the door mat (which in fact we didn’t as we couldn’t find the exact replica of what we have currently).
Instead maid bought three toys for her kid back home while I bought bed sheets and a duvet cover. Mum had a good outing.
No wonder Ikea keeps its food prices at its cafe so reasonable, if not value for money. It fuels the mood to buy after the stomach has been more than satisfied.