Dining Room Ideas

8 egg cups that will set your morning off to a cracking start

Dippy eggs but make them stylish.
Photography: Alana Landsberry | Styling: Lucy Gough

Getting your eggs just right may boil down to exact timing, but one way to elevate the humble – yet oh-so-nutritious – boiled egg, is to present it in a pretty egg cup that makes you smile every time you serve breakfast or carefully slice your toast into soldiers.

Egg cups come in endless shapes and colours; some are pedestal-shaped, some have a nifty saucer (designed to catch runaway yolk) while others are outrageous and kistch, shaped like chickens, historical figures and even buildings. All of this is to say that egg cups are fun to collect. In fact, there’s even a name for the hobby: pocillovy. 

Ready to have a crack at it? We’ve rounded up 8 of the most stunning egg cup designs to shop now. 

8 of the best egg cups to shop in Australia 2024


Maison Balzac Pomponette egg cups (set of 2)

$99, David Jones

Best for: Unique design

Aren’t these just the cutest little egg cups you’ve ever seen? Of course we’d expect no less from Maison Balzac, the design house that brought us the cult favourite Ja’Soif carafe. Made from 100% borosilicate glass, these egg cups really put the ‘sunny side up’ into the most important meal of the day.


Le Creuset egg cup in azure blue

$16 (each), David Jones

Best for: Classic blue

Luxury cookware brand Le Creuset’s azure blue egg cups are a true classic. Not only do they look stunning placed upon an open kitchen shelf, but they’re made from durable glazed stoneware that resists chipping and staining. They’re also dishwasher safe and come with a 10-year limited warranty. Note: sold separately.


Country Road Poppy egg cup in snow

$29.95, Myer

Best for: Runny eggs

Do you like your eggs runny? Then you’ll know how important it is to catch every last golden drop of yolk. A saucer-style egg cup is non-negotiable. This scalloped design by Country Road looks brings a sense of drama to the breakfast table and is made from hand-dipped glaze. It also comes in a branded box, so it’s perfect for gifting. 


White marble handmade egg cups (set of 2)

$74.74, Amazon

Best for: Understated elegance

Looking for egg cups that are elevated yet understated? Look no further than egg cups hand-carved out of marble. These cups are perfect for larger eggs – so be sure to double check the product dimensions before you hit order. 


Salisbury&Co Mona egg cup in white with black speckle

$4.95, Kitchen Warehouse

Best for: Monochrome chic

Create contrast at the breakfast table with this classic black and white egg cup from Salisbury & Co. It features a chic black rim and subtle speckled finish. Made from porcelain it’s the ideal accessory for hard boiled eggs. 


Chino egg cup in blue spot

$26, Jones&Co

Best for: Hand-painted masterpiece

Made from glossy black earthenware, this hand-painted egg cup is a masterpiece that will bring you joy every time you prepare your breakfast. It’s also available in red, and black. 


Mike Parry slipware egg cups (set of 4)

$98, Abask

Best for: Hand-thrown slipware

These hand thrown egg cups by artist and potter Mike Parry are made from red earthenware. Each egg cup boasts vibrant multicoloured rims for a contemporary touch. Ideal for any breakfast table. 


Ezra egg cup

$12.95, Seed Heritage

Best for: Minimalist style

Upgrade your tablescape with Seed Heritage’s handmade egg cup. It features a textured exterior, glazed interior and is available in honey gold and sky blue. For a curated feel, pair it with the matching mug and tapas plate!

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