Is anyone else totally inspired by/completely envious of the Inspired Room's coffee bar? This is certainly where my kitchen thoughts turn in the fall—toward a piping hot drink and the indulgence of taking a little longer to linger over it. This sweet station has all the elements that would make that ritual so inviting. I simply love everything about this spot: the rich gray cabinets, the single open shelf, the subway tiles, the unique sconce, the antique tray, the pretty cups, and of course the fancy schmancy espresso machine of my dreams. It feels both organized and fun, restrained and colorful. Balanced. As I imagine that cappucino might taste.
I'd like to upgrade our coffee station. It might make getting up in the morning that much more welcoming! Here are some other coffee bars worth admiring, and with ideas worth borrowing.