What about a much nicer version of this, and wider, with a front drop leaf for a breakfast bar. Could put the microwave below for ME's easy access too. Basically an island cart with drop leaf breakfast bar, with hutch over it. Could be constructed out of Craigslisted kitchen cabinets. Inval Microwave Cart with Storage
Broadway Black Floating Desk with Storage | Overstock.com. Looks kind of like an ATM. Wonder if you could make some sort of 'roll top' concealer. Some people might not like always seeing the clutter of a computer out for display.