As the weather cools and leaves turn amber, many of us will be trading outdoor cafes for cozy mornings at home. Autumn signals an opportunity to slow down and bundle up. So, there’s nothing quite like a steaming mug of coffee and some pastries — all from the comfort of your own bed (or sofa) — to keep you warm.
A cute tray is the ideal vessel for such morning treats. It keeps things spill-free and easy to carry, from kitchen to bedroom. With a tray that scores on style, it kickstarts your day with some joy and beauty, too. Check out these charming serving trays to crank up the cozy come fall — from tiled stunners to wood-toned classics and more.
Willa Arlo Interiors Arcuri Tray
Keep things contemporary and glam with this octagonal tray. Made from a solid wood base, it’s strong enough to serve up coffee for the whole family. Meanwhile, the glossy finish and polished metal handles add elegance. Choose from classic white, gray, navy blue, and pink hues to match with your aesthetic.
Anthropologie Teak Serving Platter
Embrace fall in all its glory. This maple leaf-motif serving tray is constructed from teak root, showcasing its organic grain and rustic charm. It is hand-carved for a one-of-a-kind look. Plus, each of the leaf’s petals are cleverly bowl-shaped, so you can serve three different snack options with ease.
One Kings Lane Everson Serving Tray, Blue/White
Featuring a classic blue and white color palette, this tray offers up coastal chic charm that works any time of year. Floral designs add a delicate touch, balancing out the tray’s sleek rectangular shape. It’s also pretty much shatter-proof, as the tray is made from durable melamine (which is also dishwasher-safe).
MoonlightPrint Mid century Modern Sun & Rainbow Acrylic Tray
For a more unique touch, opt for this pick. Here, transparent sides are paired with a modern base featuring an abstract sun and rainbow design. Still, the pared-back palette can complement pretty much any style all while adding a happy pop of yellow. Made from acrylic, it has a naturally glossy finish to top it off.
Dhia and Firas Rabiai Tunisian Tiled Snack Tray
Take a trip to the Mediterranean coast with a tiled tray. Carved by artisans in Tunisia, this beauty boasts an olive wood base along with two hand-painted ceramic tiles. It’s the perfect size for coffee and pastries by day or wine and cheese by night — sure to warm up fall’s chilly weather with sunny vacation vibes.
AllModern Maggie Terrazzo Tray
Sometimes less is more. This terrazzo tray instantly elevates breakfast with its sleek lines and sturdy structure. Its cool ivory tone is balanced by brightly colored speckles which add a dose of joy. You can choose from a smaller or larger size, depending on how many loved ones you’ll be feeding.
Millstream Home Artisan Wood Dipping Board
Keep things classic with this artisan wood board. Complete with a dipping nook, it’s ideal for serving up sides of jam, butter, or oil without the mess. The board is handmade in Pennsylvania with locally sourced wood and finished with food-grade mineral oil, so it's ready to start serving as soon as it hits your doorstep.
Fable The Oval Serving Platter
Let your food and drinks be the star of the show. This minimalist oval serving platter from Fable features a long and lean shape. It’s made from Portuguese clay and organically constructed for a grounded, earthy feel. Choose from various soothing hues (like blush, sage green, and dove gray) to your liking. A bonus? The packaging is 100 percent recyclable, so it’s as good for you as it is for the planet.
Thomas Fuchs Melamine Tray
Bring some fun into your mornings with these vibrant beauties. Showcasing a stunning two-toned design and bold color combos, it’s a sure way to brighten up breakfast time. The two cut-out handles make it easy to carry, while the thin melamine construction keeps it light and crack-resistant.
Urban Outfitters Phoebe Butterfly Serving Tray
This butterfly serving tray is perfectly petite and whimsy. Set on a washed-out blue base with deep copper-toned detailing, it’s instantly eye-catching with its contrasting tones. The tray is a sure hit with kids and grown-up dreamers alike, bringing an element of fantasy to snack-time. Plus, it’s microwave and dishwasher safe for easy heating and cleaning.