Special thanks to photographer Annie Ray for the wonderful photo! To see more of her work or more photos from the event visit her site: www.AnnieRay.net
*Sigh* I love you IKEA.
I’m a neat freak. Let’s just get that out of the way.
Also, it’s pronounced /ee-KAY-uh/. I promise. Let’s get that out of the way, too.
Yesterday I Went on a Field Trip to IKEA’s Cafeteria
It was exciting. And that’s when the magic of it all hit me, and I realized how much I love this place.
The menu is decent. The food is good. The view isn’t bad. So what’s the magic you ask?
For me, it’s the same magic most sane people feel when they open the catalog and start imagining the room they’ll build with the furniture they’re eyeballing.
Eating in IKEA’s cafeteria is like eating in IKEA’s catalog.
Some of the menu items include their famous Swedish meatballs, organic pasta and Princess Cake. Also, shoppers can purchase some of the goods in the Swedish Food Market section of the store and take the yummy goodness home. (It’s near the Bistro/Exit Cafe‘, which is a whole other blog post).
I’m Still A Neat Freak
The best part of the experience came with putting away my tray. There’s a pretty blue wall, and in front it looks like a condiment station. But be not fooled! The hind side of the wall holds a shelving system just for trays. It’s the most efficient, DIY, tray taking system I’ve ever seen. I shed a tear (@happykatie saw it…maybe).
I encourage you to visit the restaurant. No. You’re not gonna get a five-star, Zagat-rated meal. But you’ll get good food in a pretty place. And who wouldn’t want that?