When this well-known, extremely-big-box Swedish home furnishings retailer opened in November 2006, it sent shivers throughout Austin's retail furniture establishment. The 250,000-square-foot outlet is located about 22 mi north of downtown Austin, just off I–35. Set aside at least two hours to wander through the store (you have to follow certain paths to get from one end to the other). IKEA also has a decent and very low-priced café, where you can get one of the best
cups of coffee in town for less than a buck.