Growing up, I was obsessed with breakfast nooks. One of my best friends’ had a great one covered in 70s-era wood paneling and it felt like the coziest place in the world to settle in for some pancakes in pajamas. Breakfast nooks are still one of the parts of home tours that grab me the fastest and I love seeing how people use these tiny spaces to create special moments and memories with their families. So today I’m sharing 12 of my favorite breakfast nooks, from striped and patterned banquettes to sleek modern corners.

Image above: black and white striped cushions coordinate with the antique metal cabinet hardware and modern kitchen cabinet hardware in this historic Kingston, New York home.


This designer’s Portland, Oregon home turns a small patch of wall space into a cozy breakfast (and nap) nook.



Another peek inside Mira’s Portland home.


This Tacoma, Washington home uses an octagonal table to bring together a small kitchen nook.


This Portland, Oregon bungalow has the sunniest kitchen nook.


This NYC home is infused with Hawaiian heritage and a great dose of blue and white in this kitchen nook.

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Portland bungalows often contain sweet breakfast nooks, like this one in Leah and Rob’s home.


This Minneapolis, Minnesota home‘s kitchen nook pairs pale eggshell blue walls with colorful banquette fabric.


Hot pink chairs make this small dining nook in Los Angeles feel bright and inviting.



A clean modern table and wire chairs give this breakfast nook a contemporary feel.


This breakfast nook makeover uses bench seating that doubles as storage to turn a small space into a super-functional one.


This NJ home’s sweet striped banquette picks up on the grey tiled floors.


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