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    I wasnt going to say anythng but I have been surprised at the standard of coffee at Ikea in Adelaide. I have been a few times and usually would never have coffee from one of those giant super auto machines, however, not one to knock something unless I have tried it I gave it a go.

    It wasnt too bad - it wasnt great, but it wasnt bad (I have had worse from a cafe). The machine is clean and that is important.

    I also noticed that the machines are filled up in the morning and also at midday with Monjavo (a local roaster) beans. Considering the amount of people that have coffee there they have a high turnover of beans.

    Coming from one of those machines the milk is not going to be perfect.

    For $1.50 for a bottomless cup I was impressed.

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    i had a gluten free almond layered tart at Ikea in Bris; was very good. (how to find their wholesaler??!! or do they make them on-site?)

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    • #3
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      Blue - if you go to the little shop they have for fooditems you may find it there.

      I have been impressed with their food and drink.

      Last time OG and I went, we had pancakes @$1 each, and they were freshly made, tasted great and a decent size too.

      On previous visits I have had their prawn salad and various cakes. Though I didnt like the swedish meatballs - they were a bit fatty for me.

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      • #4
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        husband loves the meatballs, I usually have the smoked salmon salad. We dont go often to Ikea as its waaaay on the other side of Bris, but with setting up the business weve been there a few times in the past weeks. I didnt see the tart in the fridges, though I did buy boxes of their ginger snaps, they are too good. (I dont think much of the coffee though, but I always get one in the hope it will be ok)

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        • #5
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          Furst yuoo teke-a zee meet. Um de hur de hur de hur. Here-a coo, cume-a here-a coo, neece-a ploomp coo. Zeen yuoo meke-a zee meetbells. Um gesh dee bork, bork! rull rull rull zee coo. Zeen edd zee Leegunberry jem - elveys edd zee leegunberry jem.


          borkborkbork

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          • #6
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            HA HAR HAR HE HAR ARGH HAHAHA *getting up off the floor*

            oh Grendel... you!

            The thing is I just HAD to read it out aloud to understand it. Then I realised how ridiculous I sounded...

            "...elveys edd zee leegenberry jem"...

            Ha Ha HAR ha ho he tee hee hee... ahhh...

            oh and Ive tried the IKEA coffee too (while we are all confessing things) . Im afraid I cant be quite as enthusiastic about it! AND I can taste the damn UHT that they insist on using! I dont get it - they are a cow/milk producing nation!!!! With plenty of milk producing neighbours! And they ALL CHOOSE UHT. "Frisch" milk is nearly impossible to find except at the farm gate where it is as cheap as water (Eur 0.40c a litre!).

            I just dont get it

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            • #7
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              I should add that in general Im a poster child for IKEA and think they have a wondfully egalitarian concept... Just in case anyone interpreted my lack of understanding about their milk choices as a broader critique of the company... or maybe subconsiously it is... hmmm maybe if I had more money..... nah Im pretty sure it is just the milk and coffee I have a problem with

              Last day before I go back to work... sorry Im in a flippant mood!

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              • #8
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                I actually wonder if they source local products for their coffee? Monjavo is roasted here in Adelaide and are not too bad.

                When I saw them filling up the machines they were using fresh milk too - not uht (which does make a difference).

                Meg, I wasnt saying the coffee was outstanding - just better than I have had at a lot of cafes and it was drinkable. Cosidering across the road at the airport you woulf pay $4-$5 for a coffee that is under/overheated and undrinkable, I think it is a good comparison.

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                • #9
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                  Hey Grendel, whatever the beans are that youre using at the moment, I want some!

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                  • #10
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                    Swedish chef beans!

                    Borkborkbork!

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                    • #11
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                      Ah yus, the vuns vid de leaf like de fingers off your hand. 8-) Hellooo mary jane.

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                      • #12
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                        There was a swedish cafe called Swedes around Brighton area. Im not sure if its still there. If you love swedish food its really great. Also the Swedish church on St georges road has a little cafe. They run traditional swedish dishes on some days. Its a amazing building and on one of the richest streets im Melbourne. Mid summers day is a great event there. If you love swedish food go.
                        The melbourne site use to run Lavazza.

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                        • #13
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                          St Georges has some really awesome mansions.....I drive past it every time I go to my girlfriends place who lives in Fitzroy or Veneziano. Took me a while to realise there was a Swedish chruch there though.

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                          • #14
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                            Lucinda,

                            Maybe they have local operational policies when it comes to coffee??!! The coffee at your Ikea sounds drinkable which is significantly better than the Brisbane Ikea.

                            That would be a special kind of irony given the multinational nature of the company.

                            CHeers,

                            Meg

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