Hee. We keep talking about switching coffee tables between the living room and the tv room and my main argument has been: BUT THE BLACK COFFEE TABLE IS TOO LOW TO EAT DINNER ON!
Clearly this means you just need to get some fat comfortable pillows to sit on so that the coffee table is the right height.
Oh, it's not the height, it's that it has a deep tray edge that would come between me and my grub.
LOL - After the kid was old enough to eat dinner with us, we gave up eating around the coffee table - except for very. special. occasions.