Breakfast at Ikea - Costa Mesa
Having recently read Eat, Drink & Be Merry's excellent post "An Evening of Elegance, Affluence and Taste", where he catered a lavish dinner for a wealthy family, I felt this was as good a time as any to write about my 99-cent Ikea breakfast.
Yes, the plate of scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, and bacon shown above set me back $0.99 ($1.07 with tax) at Ikea; served on real Ikea china with real Ikea silverware!
Now I know that anything that costs $0.99 should be immune to criticism. I mean, it costs $0.99 for crying out loud! But being that I review restaurants on this little blog, I feel obliged to tell you that the eggs, since it's served from a heated trough, were overcooked to tight little curds resembling cottage cheese. But the bacon was crisp and the potatoes tasted like good old home-fries. In any case, all shortcomings of my bargain-basement breakfast disappeared when I doused it with a few scorching hits of Tabasco.
And as long as I'm being honest, I also must confess that I had to buy a second plate to fill up. But if you're feeling like a big spender and you just cashed in that winning Lotto ticket, you can order the Deluxe Breakfast for $1.99, which will add Swedish pancakes with lingonberry compote and a cup of coffee to what you see above.
It's all obviously a marketing ploy to lure customers in to shop for their assemble-it-yourself Swedish furniture; but if you're going to eat breakfast on the cheap, you could do a lot worse. So if you're like me and you gravitate towards the 99-cent value menu when you find yourself at a fast-food joint, your inner cheapskate will rejoice when you feed it an Ikea breakfast.
And oh yeah, unless you brought your own butler to Ikea, don't forget to bus the table when you're done.
1475 S Coast Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626