A good functional dining space always needs a sturdy buffet table. Just think of all that space to store your table linens, flatware, and serving dishes. It also provides an extra surface to style a vase, mirror, lamp, and other small objects. In a dining room where furniture is otherwise usually floating in the center of the space, it's nice to have another piece to anchor against a wall and provide visual interest.
While it can be tempting to forgo a buffet in a small space in favor of a larger dining table, we suggest doubling down and picking up the largest one that will fit in your space. Storage space comes at a premium in small apartments, and credenzas can go a long way toward making a space feel more organized. Convinced? We handpicked our 15 favorite small buffet tables to suit any space and budget.
Technically an entryway console, this storage piece is a smaller version of a larger buffet, which is perfect for small spaces.
Design Within Reach's most iconic storage piece is available in multiple wood finishes and sizes, so it will fit any size room.
This petite sideboard will suit your petite dining room just fine. the sliding doors make it even more small space-friendly.
This small credenza looks like it was made to host a bar tray on top. The versatility of drawers and shelves makes it super versatile.
Though this cabinet is technically a bar, it would look great in a small dining space—it can even play double duty.
This versatile Room & Board cabinet comes in multiple wood finishes, tops, hardware, and base options, so you can truly customize it to your needs.
Don't want a weighty buffet taking up visual space? This table is perfect. Display your favorite vases on the shelf below.
Technically a TV stand, we think this piece would make a fantastic modern buffet for a small space. It also comes in three sizes (and four colors) if you need smaller or larger.
This CB2 navy cabinet will add a splash of color in your small dining space.
This Target midcentury credenza is reminiscent of the classic Design Within Reach model—but for less than half the price!
This small piece comes in four finishes and would look fantastic underneath a large round mirror in the dining room.
Add a touch of whimsy in your small dining space with this retro-inspired cabinet. The low price tag doesn't hurt either.
Add this Blu Dot dresser to any small dining space to instantly elevate the space. We love the storage versatility.
This small sideboard opens down into a customizable storage piece with shelves and drawers to fit any needs. It can also double as a desk!
We love the finish on this cork credenza. If you want a subtle texture piece to blend in the background, this is it.
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