The Breakfast Pantry


A blog post dedicated to one of the most requested elements of a Humphrey Munson kitchen – the breakfast pantry. A handy spot to keep the toaster and coffee machine and have everything you need to hand – plates, knives, spoons, cups, mugs, teas, coffees, hot chocolate – you can keep all these things in a breakfast pantry hidden away but instantly accessible as required.

The Breakfast Pantry | Humphrey Munson

The double breakfast cupboard above in the Cotswold Country House Project has masses of storage space for tableware and serving ware and bi-fold doors that open up to reveal countertop space for a Perrin & Rowe Phoenician tap, Quooker hot tap, toaster and prep space for making breakfast. A Miele coffee machine is integrated above with additional shelving to store cereals, teas, coffee and crockery so that everything is to hand on busy mornings.

The kitchen in the Walton Barn project above has a tambour cupboard finished in Portobello dark oak which is situated just along from the main cooking run. It’s the perfect spot for the Dualit 4 slot NewGen toaster.

The breakfast pantry above in the Oak Lodge project has space for a Zip hydro tap which dispenses boiling, filtered and sparkling water, as well as the Dualit toaster and space for breakfast hot drinks and breakfast items. The bi-fold doors can be left open while this busy breakfast spot is in use, and then quickly shut away to ensure the kitchen retains a calm, collected feel. There is space above for storing tableware and cups, mugs etc as well as a selection of teas and coffees. Below the counter on the right hand side is a Miele under-counter refrigerator which is great for storing all those chilled breakfast essentials – milk, juice and butter etc. The left hand cupboard provides additional storage for cereals as well as the Zip tank.

A countertop / breakfast pantry at the Classic Contemporary Kitchen Project, Ingatestone provides masses of storage by providing a spot for the toaster, built-in Miele bean-to-cup coffee machine above and additional shelving for cups, tea, sugar and jars etc with worktop space beneath to prepare hot drinks. The addition of door racks is ideal for bags of coffee and boxes of tea, biscuits and spices (not necessarily for breakfasts!).

A regular feature in all these breakfast pantries is the Dualit classic toaster – like this Old Vicarage project so many of our clients choose these toasters for their new HM kitchens. If you look through our portfolio you’ll nearly always come across a Dualit toaster in our projects – they are quite simply the best at making toast. If you’d like to check out some of the toast recipes we shared recently on the blog take a look here.

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