Soup and Cereal Bowls

Follow the rule of savoring simple pleasures to make it gracefully and authentically through this busy life. Start your day with the sublime act of slipping a stylish spoon into the perfect breakfast bowl from the bowl collection we have at west elm. The most dreary, rain-soaked morning feels warm and hopeful when you fortify yourself from bright yellow and orange ceramic cereal bowls. Select soup and cereal bowls in a variety of colors chosen by artisans or pick out an assortment of one-of-a-kind bowls made of lovely glazed porcelain. Oatmeal and yogurt never had it so good. Even your favorite kid cereal seems positively elegant in a shaped or textured bowl glazed in pale blue, milky white, black or gray.


At breakfast, lunch and snack time, a coordinating salad plate acts as a saucer for bowls of cereal, soup and ice cream. Pair printed or glazed bowls with plates that perfectly match, or mix and match solid, edged and printed bowls and plates to create the tabletop look you love the best. A matching bowl and plate set is made for soup and salad, grilled cheese and chili and pizza and pasta meal combinations any time of day. Our pasta bowls enhance a formal setting or an impromptu midnight ramen craving equally well.


For a sweet start to your day, wake up with a mug and bowl set that stacks for storage convenience and easier transport from counter to breakfast nook. Friendly animal designs printed on the pieces remind you to stay young at heart. Order more sophisticated matching mugs and bowls in glazed and printed designs for a coordinated look during multiple course brunches and dinners. Shaped bowls add another sensory dimension to your creative place settings. A creamy tomato bisque or steamy portion of Basmati rice is celebrated and highlighted in any of the stylish bowls in our collection. For your favorite dips and sauces, use textured bowls that are easy to pass around the table and deep enough to hold ample food accents. Our dip bowls also hold accompaniments like chutney, relish, wasabi and olives without crowding the table.


Be beautiful by being you all day long. Shop for bowls that meet your specific menu and household needs. Candy bowls, nut bowls and serve bowls can be used just as easily to hold pickles, gelato and popcorn. If you routinely host meals that work best when served in an assortment of bowls, stock up on several different bowl designs for your tabletop so you always have the accouterments for a feast. Having multiple smaller bowls of dishes rather than one large serving bowl makes it easier to feed all of your guests family style at a larger dining table. Bowls should be as convenient as they are attractive, and our soup and cereal bowls pass the test. Bowls from our collection are not only handsome, they’re dishwasher- and microwave-safe for easy post-meal clean-up and fast leftover snacking.


Geometric and curvy shaped bowls are ideal tableware for minimalist and rustic tables, but they also add an artistic essence to traditional and mid-century dining decor. Printed and stamped bowls are decorated by hand, so the lush applied colors have a folk-art appeal. Start your collection of reactive-glazed ceramic dinner ware with bowls and dinner plates sold in sets of four. Reactive glazing is a special process that brings out the bold swirls of color and shiny iridescence in a given glaze. Reactive-glazed finishes can be dramatic or subdued, but they always look rich and fresh whether you’re serving duck or dumplings. When you choose sets of our handcrafted and hand-cast soup and cereal bowls, you help us meet our commitment to support the work of artisans in over 15 countries while you meet your own commitment to furnish your living space with items you love and enjoy.