15 Beautiful Kitchen Breakfast Bars to Copycat

Breakfast bar with wooden siding and white countertop in front of kitchen

The Spruce / Christopher Lee Foto

Your breakfast bar is often the centerpiece of the kitchen. Not only is it the focal point of the entire room, but it's where you entertain and share meals with your loved ones. The idea of the "social kitchen" is incredibly popular, so if you have space to add a breakfast bar, there's a good chance you will. Even if you have a small kitchen, you can probably add a breakfast bar for two.

Here we've rounded up some of the best breakfast bar ideas for every style of kitchen.

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    Create a Traditional Breakfast Bar

    Breakfast bar with traditional style

    Design: Maggie Griffin Design / Photography: Brian Bieder

    This beautiful breakfast bar from Maggie Griffin Design is the best mix of modern and traditional design. Built inside a renovated Tudor, this kitchen features an expansive bar with heavy columns that are modernized by the white, airy accents.

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    Try Sleek and Modern

    Black breakfast bar

    plywood_and_plants / Instagram

    If you've ever considered an all-black kitchen, this space from plywood_and_plants is a perfect inspiration. The jet black, lacquered breakfast bar plays wonderfully off of the natural wood breakfast stools. Add a few neutral pieces of art and voila!

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    Add a Breakfast Bar

    Blue kitchen with breakfast bar

    Design: weespacesinteriors / Photography: shamanthpatilphotography

    Don't have enough space for a whole kitchen island with a breakfast bar? This renovation from weespacesinteriors is a wonderful alternative and creates the perfect perch for sipping coffee or eating cereal in the morning.

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    Incorporate a Swing

    Breakfast bar with a swing

    Design: curatedbymarina / Photography: raquellangworthy.photo

    Looking for an out of the box breakfast bar idea? This amazing contemporary design from curatedbymarina is unlike any breakfast bar we've seen and we can't get enough of it. The hanging swings add a whimsical layer while the rich marble keeps the space feeling mature and purposeful.

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    Bring in Modern Farmhouse Style

    Blue kitchen with beams

    Erin Williamson Design

    This modern farmhouse kitchen from Erin Williamson Design features a lovely blue and white palette and exposed beams that create a cozy, warm space. The extra-large island is big enough to prepare dinner while guests sit at the bar.

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    Play With Boho Style

    Boho style breakfast bar with baskets on the wall

    afrobohemianliving / Instagram

    This relaxed, welcoming breakfast bar nook from afrobohemianliving is perfect for small spaces and neutral, boho-inspired decor. The space is simple, but not stark and the warm natural materials are inviting and cozy.

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    Dream Up a Luxurious Breakfast Bar

    Breakfast bar with black marble

    Jules Interiors

    Take your breakfast bar look to the next level with this luxury inspiration from Jules Interiors. The floor-to-ceiling marble bar and the navy blue and gold accents create a hotel bar inspired look that can easily go from day to night. Add a built-in liquor bar to help transition this room from breakfast to cocktail hour.

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    Utilize a Corner for a Breakfast Nook

    Breakfast nook with white and pink palette

    Stephanie Hoey Interiors

    Itching for a breakfast bar but not ready to do a whole kitchen renovation? This breakfast nook from Stephanie Hoey Interiors is a wonderful alternative. If you have a spare corner, created a dedicated breakfast spot is a great way to add a little eat-in space, even if you have a small kitchen.

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    Embrace Coastal Style

    Blue and white kitchen

    Tyler Karu Design

    We can't get enough of this coastal style kitchen from Tyler Karu Design with a breakfast bar big enough for all three meals. The expansive workspace offers three seats and enough counter space for prep.

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    Add in Modern Elements

    Breakfast bar with metal chairs

    Design: Studio Ten 25 

    Photography: Shayna Fontana

    If you want to create a modern look and feel, adding a few elements into your kitchen may be just what you need. This kitchen from Studio Ten 25 features a neutral, classic kitchen design but the chrome breakfast stools give it a contemporary feel that's the perfect mix of timeless and new.

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    Opt for Airy Spanish Style

    Kitchen with rustic beams

    White Sands

    One way to elevate your kitchen breakfast bar look is to add hand-painted tiles like these from White Sands. The pop of pattern adds visual interest to the space and helps solidify the breakfast bar as the focal point of the room. Add in the eclectic pendant lights and the exposed beam, and we would never want to leave this kitchen.

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    Build an Eclectic and Bold Space

    Pink kitchen with palm wallpaper

    K Shan Design

    Check out this eclectic kitchen with a fun breakfast bar from K Shan Design. The wonderful blend of styles here gives a fun, whimsical feel and creates such a happy space. Feel free to play around with your breakfast bar stools for an easy makeover.

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    Test Out Contemporary Scandi

    Breakfast bar with curved design

    houseofchais / Instagram

    This breakfast bar from houseofchais is not in the kitchen, but rather in its own dining area. The modern Scandinavian design with a rounded edge soft curves and is a refreshing twist on traditional Scandi decor.

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    Love on Modern Cottage Style

    Kitchen with exposed beams

    Becca Interiors

    Modern cottage style is a sibling of the modern farmhouse look and this kitchen from Becca Interiors does it so well. We love the rustic elements and the small end cap for a seat or two to give it a cozy, eat-in feel.

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    Lean on Neutral and Modern

    White kitchen with black chairs

    M Starr Design

    This modern kitchen from M Starr Design is crisp, clean, and perfect for entertaining. It's open to the living space so you can easily see your guests while you cook and the breakfast bar seating allows them to mingle comfortably.