Use the back kitchen for everything breakfast. Tea, coffee and toast making. Cereal getting and all the cutlery and dishes that get used at breakfast. Then you do not mess your main kitchen until the serious cooking starts later in the day.
Like that there is no bottom shelf - easier to clean floor, and larger middle shelf too. Want to use nice wood to stain. No wood against back wall want wall paint to show through. Put Formica on top counter - flat against wall- not "rolled" back splash that wastes space..