Eating In: Square Bar Tables for Small Kitchens

Some friends recently presented me with their dilemma: they want a table in their kitchen, but the only good space for one is a narrow bit of wall between two doorways. My first thought was to start looking for a square bar table.

The bar tables we've seen come in two sorts. There are the nearly chest-high tables that require bar stools. And then there are the smaller two-person café tables. The higher tables tend to create a sense of space without making us feel crowded in a small kitchen, but it's also nice to be able to sit down at a normal-sized table for breakfast. Either way works - take your pick!

Here are four of each kind that we're hoping fit the bill for our friends' kitchen.

Square High-Top Bar Tables:
Winsome's Parkland 3-Piece Square High/Pub Table Set, $188 from Amazon
Billsta Bar Table, $120 from IKEA
Black Bar Table with Two Stools, $240 from Target
Jofran Rubberwood Counter Height Kitchen Table, $164 from Bar Table Showroom

Square Café Tables
Moravia Table (technically rectangular, but darn close to square!), $524 from Design Within Reach
Parsons Dining Table, $299 from West Elm
Span Espresso Gateleg Table, $299 from Crate & Barrel
Norden Dining Table, $79 from IKEA

Have you found a small square table for your kitchen that you love?

Related: Kitchen Design: Café Style at Home

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