7 Contemporary Breakfast Bar Ideas - Modern Kitchen

Are you considering a breakfast bar for your new kitchen design? Here are a few ideas that will inspire your project.


A breakfast bar is a fantastic addition to any kitchen design, offering different ways to add extra seating or another surface in a room. Kitchen breakfast bar (or) breakfast counter makes it easy for households to achieve a multi-functional scheme. By extending a layout with the right seating, this type of counter creates a dedicated place for enjoying a quick breakfast or casual dining, which can double up for remote working without taking up extra floor space. To help you choose the right design, we have put together these tips to show how you can incorporate breakfast bar worktops in your home.




To help you choose the right design, we have put together some design ideas to show how you can incorporate breakfast bar worktops in your home.



#1. Extend the island

Taking advantage of a larger space you could add a breakfast bar table to an island and create an exciting centerpiece for the kitchen. This design will define zones for food preparation and dining, the base and overhanging counter free up floor space and allow the stools to tuck snugly underneath.


White and Grey Kitchen

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#2. Mix It up

Add zing to a larger kitchen island by opting for contrasting surfaces. Here, a polished counter (E.g. quartz), provides an easy-clean surface for food preparation, while the breakfast bar, made from sleek solid wood, defines the dining area for the family. Combine with pendant lighting and seating in similar tones.


Modern Grey Kitchen

Image: Decoist



#3. Add texture

Double up on style by creating a breakfast bar that uses texture to create a luxe, layered look. This idea makes it easy to combine new trends in a subtle way, as you can pair classic colors, with a contemporary hue and create a personalized feature that combines modern and heritage aesthetics.


Cool Grey kitchen with Yellow splash

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#4. Windowsill Breakfast Bars

For a compact breakfast bar idea that is great for small rooms, add a thick top counter, span across the window. A shallow-depth base unit for a place to perch during cooking which will double up as a breakfast bar, this smart hack will provide extra space to prepare meals and will add storage at either end for essentials.

Striking Grey Kitchen

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#5. Floating Breakfast Bars

If you have a small kitchen, a wall-mounted breakfast bar is a good option. Make sure it’s foldable and you can make it as large as you need. Tip: You can attach a floating breakfast bar to your kitchen island to separate your cooking and eating space.


Industrial Grey Kitchen