I love banquette seating! A great breakfast nook/family dining option that just looks good in any kitchen. Especially in its own little nook with lots of light, and lift-up seats to store kitchen/dining linens.
7 Ways to Make Your Small Apartment Kitchen a Little Bit Bigger - A slightly higher table in this kitchen provides a demarcation between the livingroom and kitchen. It also provides a breakfast bar and a spot to put things while cooking.