Breakfast nooks are small dining areas, typically located in or near the kitchen. Amish made, solid wood kitchen nooks often feature a square or rectangular table surrounded by bench seating. Modern breakfast nooks are used for a variety of different activities outside of eating breakfast each morning. They’re used for reading, playing board games, doing homework, working from home, arts and crafts, and more. While some nooks are nailed, bracketed, or directly built into the wall, this is not a defining characteristic.