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These Pretty Egg Cups Will Elevate Breakfast or Brunch

Shop our selection of cute, elegant, and just plain gorgeous egg cups. They're just what your soft boiled eggs have been waiting for.
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You have your trusty pot for boiling eggs, but how do you serve soft-boiled eggs? Using egg cups or holders make breakfast infinitely better. We say they're a necessity for soft-boiled egg fans, but they're also a simple way to add something new and pretty to your table without breaking the bank. If you're planning a special Easter breakfast or brunch, they're worth snapping up right now.

Before you start shopping, it's important to understand why these little egg accessories are so crucial: They're designed to hold a soft-boiled egg upright so that you can crack yours open and neatly dip toast into the deliciously runny yolk. They come in every imaginable style, from minimalist to mid-century modern to hand-glazed pottery, and you can easily find a style that first your budget. We found a few great options that start at less than two dollars each. And they're so compact that even the tiniest of kitchens have room for them. Some people even collect egg cups, a practice called pocillovy.

* Best Value: Crate & Barrel Classic White Egg Cups, $1.95 each, crateandbarrel.com
* Best Colors: Le Creuset Stoneware Egg Cup, $10 each, lecreuset.com
* Best Handmade: Helen Beard Ceramics Botanical Egg Cups, $21.90 each, etsy.com
* Cutest Design: Martha Stewart Collection Bunny Egg Cups, Set of 2, $18.99, amazon.com
* Best Egg Cup and Spoon Set: Marble Egg Cup and Egg Hammer Spoon, $68, food52.com

Looking for even more fabulous egg cups? Go ahead and treat yourself to one or more of these 15 stylish iterations and elevate your holiday tablescape or your morning meal.

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Martha Stewart Collection Bunny Egg Cups

Hop hop hop to Easter Sunday (or any day) brunch with these whimsical bunny egg cups.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Bunny Egg Cups, $18.99, amazon.com.

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Marble Egg Cup and Egg Hammer Spoon

Dress up your farmhouse-style table with these textured egg cups. Made in various shades of marble and sold with a fun optional brass spoon, they're incredibly sturdy.

Shop Now: Sir Madam Egg Hammer Spoon and Marble Egg Cup, $68, food52.com.

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Appoline Egg Cups

Turn a springtime brunch into a supremely chic affair with these ceramic egg cups, which are freckled with fresh florals. They're also available decorated with vegetables or fresh fruit.

Shop Now: Appoline Egg Cups, $10 each, anthropologie.com.

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Guinea Fowl Egg Cups

These whimsical guinea fowl-shaped egg cups will be a favorite on your table for years to come. They're wheel-thrown and fired to a stoneware temperature (to prevent chipping) by a potter in South Africa.

Shop Now: Iris Pottery StudioGuinea Fowl Egg Cups, $33.77 for four, etsy.com.

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Le Creuset Stoneware Egg Cups

Make it a sunny morning with a brightly-colored stoneware holder like this one, in the punchy hue dubbed "Flame." They're available in lots of glorious colors and are large enough for a variety of egg sizes, too.

Shop Now: Le Creuset Stoneware Egg Cup, $9.95, lecreuset.com.

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Botanical Egg Cups

Bring spring to your table with these dishwasher- and microwave-safe egg cups in six different botanicals, ferns, leaves, or flowers. Pick your favorite or buy one of each of the handmade bone china egg cups.

Shop Now: Helen Beard Ceramics Botanical Egg Cups, $21.90, etsy.com.

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Enameled Stainless Steel Egg Holders

Ideal for a casual table, add an egg to this minimalist holder and you've got a rocket ship at breakfast.

Shop Now: Brainstream Enameled Stainless Steel Egg Holders, $26 for two, food52.com.

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Classic Egg Cups

You can never go wrong with the classics. Simple and sturdy, these white porcelain egg cups will suit any table setting.

Shop Now: Crate & Barrel Classic White Egg Cups, $1.95, crateandbarrel.com.

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Handmade Black Dot Egg Cups

With their rustic charm, you'll want to use these black and white spotted egg cups for everything from soft and hard-boiled eggs to chocolate mousse to spices.

Shop Now: Eeli Art Studio Handmade Black Dot Egg Cups, $27, etsy.com.

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Bacon N' Egg Cups

These adorable pig-shaped egg cups are a playful addition to a casual morning breakfast. Bacon and eggs, anyone?

Shop Now: Big Arrow by Maia Ming "Bacon N' Egg Cups," $27.99 for two, wayfair.com.

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Fluted White Egg Cups

These versatile egg cups are perfect for more than just eggs: When you're not serving breakfast, you'll use yours for everything from mousse to condiments. Made of porcelain with fluted details, they'll work well with various styles of kitchen decor and are microwave and dishwasher safe.

Shop Now: Kahler Hammershoi Egg Cups, $60 for four, williams-sonoma.com.

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Siirtolapuutarha Egg Cups

Flat on the bottom, these egg cups are sturdy enough for children's hands. Their simple geometric pattern adds a contemporary splash to any table. Did we mention they're dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe?

Shop Now: Marimekkko Siirtolapuutarha Egg Cup Set, $25.60 for two, marimekko.com.

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Square Egg Cups Holders

With room for crackers or toast, these square white egg cup holders mean breakfast is served all on one plate. They also stack evenly and are both dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

Shop Now: Omaykey Egg Cups Holders, $20.44 for eight, amazon.com.

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Roost Egg Cups

These innovative stainless steel egg cups from Alessi would go well on a modern, minimalist table. They get bonus points for their easy stacking, too.

Shop Now: Alessi "Roost" Egg Cups, $49, wayfair.com.

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Wooden Egg Cup Holders

Go ahead and play with your dishes. You can paint these natural wooden egg cup holders using watercolors, dyes, or wax crayons. They're sized smaller than other egg cups in this collection, but the value is incredible.

Shop Now: YeahiBaby Wooden Egg Cups Holder, $9.99 for ten, amazon.com.