12 breakfast bar ideas for the perfect seating spot

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Breakfast bars can provide an extra spot to perch in any style of kitchen (Image credit: More Kitchens)

When it comes to designing a kitchen, breakfast bar ideas provide a solution for far more than their name suggests. Whether you're looking for a quick coffee spot, a convivial cocktail corner or even somewhere for the whole family to eat, breakfast bars can be a valuable addition to your kitchen and lifestyle.

As the way we live and use our homes continues to evolve, long gone are the days of formal dining rooms and lengthy repasts which required a larger, and usually separate space.

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Molly Chandler

Molly Chandler is a designer with a wealth of experience in creating quality kitchens to suit a wide variety of customer needs. From initial idea through to completed design, Molly understands just how to make a kitchen work well and look good.

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Julie Gokce

Julie Gokce brings over 40 years of expertise in the kitchen design world. Though holding a diverse array of roles during that time, her passion for design has been her guiding light, always leading her back to her true love: crafting bespoke and innovative kitchen designs.

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Sarah is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Assistant Editor and joined the team in 2024. An established homes and interiors writer, Sarah has renovated and extended a number of properties, including a listing building and renovation project that featured on Grand Designs. Although she said she would never buy a listed property again, she has recently purchased a Grade II listed apartment. As it had already been professionally renovated, she has instead set her sights on tackling some changes to improve the building’s energy efficiency, as well as adding some personal touches to the interior.