You can consider placing cafe-height tables in this particular room in the office. You can also use utility tables for placing kettles, coffee makers and other appliances. You can have basic folding chairs to save space and accommodate more people at the same time.
The office tables and chairs for this room will say a lot about your business so it pays off to invest slightly more in them. The reception and waiting room have to make visitors comfortable, relaxed and confident in your company. At present, the low-slung lobby style furniture is the trendiest option for this area of the office.