Like any design choice, there are pros and cons to a lunch bar. Many of them are dependent on your family's needs and habits. Generally, the drawbacks include the loss of wall cabinets space in the adjacent room or hallway. However, even when your lunch bar isn't used for "lunch," the benefits often outway these issues. It can make your house feel more open by tearing an existing wall. It can eliminate the need for a breakfast table as well as promoting conversation during social occasions. The cook no longer feels isolated while cooking, as they are enabled to interact with others or continue to watch TV in the next room. To top it off, new granite and contrasting cabinetry can make it quite stunning.