While we all love an elegant dining table, sometimes the morning calls for a more casual, laid-back locale. These Western Canadian breakfast nooks combine small spaces with comfy seating and smart design. Perfect for a busy mornings with the family… or something a little quieter all to yourself.

5 Beautiful Breakfast Nooks We Love

A corner breakfast nook attached onto the kitchen
Photo Credit: Janis Nicolay

A Little Old, A Little New

This 109-year-old house got a massive upgrade by Project 22 Design to bring back its charm and sparkle. The breakfast nook combines the house’s history with its stylish present, remaining the same size and shape of the original construction but with an updated stained oak. Explore the rest of this transformative renovation.

Natural wood breakfast nook with a big view of the surrounding forest
Photo Credit: Ema Peter

Honey Bunches of Oaks

Designed by McKinley Studios, this Whistler ski chalet combines nature with comfort in a cozy nook, offering a space for the owners to warm up after a morning on the mountain. See more of this house.


breakfast nook in bright kitchen victoria
Photo Credit: Ema Peter

Keep it Minimal

Just because breakfast is the most important meal of the day doesn’t mean we have to make it complicated. This minimalist nook designed by Andrea Rodman is perfect for a low-stress, relaxing breakfast. Part of a 10,000-square-foot home in Victoria, we can assure you that the rest of the house is just as bright and airy.


Breakfast nook with pops of colour
Photo: Joel Klassen

A Snap, Crackle, Pop of Colour

Pops of yellow and blue really bring this cozy breakfast nook to life. Designed by Alison Connor and Aly Velji from Alykhan Velji Designs, this Calgary home plays with natural wood and colour and still maintains a sense of serenity across each room. The nook was designed to be a relaxing casual space to enjoy a meal without the formality of sitting at the island. See the rest of this colourful Calgary home.


breakfast nook in modern kitchen
Photo Credit: Klassen Photography

Warm and Casual

Our last space is also designed by Calgary-based Alykhan Velji Designs (what can we say, he’s a nuts for nooks). This house combines warm brown tones with stained glass windows; the coziness extends into every corner. The family opted for this casual seating to allow their island to be used for storage. See the rest of this inviting home.