Breakfast nooks are the perfect place to start the day, whether you’re trying to get the kids fed and off to school or casually reading the newspaper while drinking your coffee. More intimate than a formal dining room table, eating nooks are often tucked into a corner or placed near a window overlooking the back yard. They might be small and cozy or large enough to seat your family of six, but the key is to design a space that fosters a sense of closeness among the friends and family who sit at the table.