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IKEA, Rhodes

The res­taur­ant and the snack sec­tion of IKEA at Marsden Park are on oppos­ite ends of the store sev­er­al hun­dred metres away as the crow flies. So every time, we’d find ourselves at the res­taur­ant situ­ated next to the entrance, only to lament at being not hungry enough to want any­thing from the snack sec­tion at the exit of the store. The IKEA at Rhodes solves this prob­lem by hav­ing only one entrance/​exit, so there’s a short­cut to the snack sec­tion on the bot­tom floor just under­neath the entrance.

We finally get our hands on the Hot Dog ($1.00). It’s everything you’d expect from a hot dog — the bun is soft and the saus­age is fla­vour­some — so it’s a steal for $1 with free con­di­ments (D loves his ketch­up, although the mus­tard had a bit of a mys­ter­i­ous appear­ance).

And the Cinnamon Bun ($1.50). The out­side of the bun is very dry, but the centre is covered in a deli­ciously gooey cin­na­mon sug­ar with soft bread and pops of crispy sug­ar.

The ready-to-eat items at IKEA’s snack sec­tion are afford­able and tasty, per­fect as a snack before or after a guar­an­teed mara­thon shop­ping ven­ture inside its stores.

Ikea is loc­ated at Level 1, Rhodes Waterside, 1 Rider Blvd, Rhodes NSW 2138.