breakfast bar

noun

: a raised counter in a kitchen that has room alongside for seating and is used for eating light meals
The large kitchen has a long breakfast bar and a sitting area with French doors onto a back deck.Elizabeth Gehrman

Examples of breakfast bar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s split in two, with a service area and pantry on one side and a dining area with a breakfast bar and large picture window on the other. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 10 May 2024 From a small kitchen cart that offers extra pantry storage to a wide kitchen cart that doubles as a kitchen island with a breakfast bar, there are a multitude of styles and storage options to suit any kitchen. Michelle Love, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 May 2024 Caesarstone counters with a marble tile backsplash are featured, plus more prep space on the large island/breakfast bar with seating for four. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, 6 May 2024 Beverages like sodas and sweetened coffees, as well as sweet snacks, breakfast bars, and condiments, tend tend to be where most sugar comes from. Jessie Shafer, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Apr. 2024 Includes elite breakfast bar, open mimosa bar, photo booth and bingo. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 4 Feb. 2024 And yet, somehow, my sister and I had eaten our Frosted Flakes every morning at a table near the window, while my mother darted back and forth, while my grandmother made tea, while my father read the newspaper at the breakfast bar. Melanie McCabe, Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2024 The breakfast bar and the hot fudge cake likely come to mind. David Wysong, The Enquirer, 10 Mar. 2024 The dining area, separated from the living room and kitchen via a pair of funky pass-throughs, is demarcated by a radiant modern chandelier; the sleekly modern kitchen offers a breakfast bar, custom cabinetry and plenty of countertop space, plus up-to-date stainless appliances. James McClain, Robb Report, 22 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of breakfast bar was in 1890

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“Breakfast bar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breakfast%20bar. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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