Whether you want to celebrate the bright New York summers or hide from the cold city winters, Two Hands is always the solution. This Antipodean café – which has two locations, one in Tribeca and the other in Nolita – is bright, bustling and ready to satisfy all your brunching needs.
Fluffy clouds and strings of lights hang from the ceiling, whitewashed brick walls remind you that you’re still in NYC, not Sydney (where the owners hail from), and a sun-filled atmosphere fills the room. The coffee machine is constantly whirring and frothing – you can’t sit here without a flat white – and the menu is every millennial’s dream come true.
If you’re in a healthy mood, the bright matcha and acai bowls will satisfy your eyes and cravings. If you’re looking for something more Sunday-suitable, the corn fritters and Two Handed BLAT (why would you want a BLT when you could add avocado?) are what you’re looking for.
Don’t leave without sharing a slice of the banana bread. Topped with espresso mascarpone, toasted buckwheat, walnuts and honey, this brunch dessert satisfies that sweet tooth and infinitely improves every Sunday.
Two Hands, 164 Mott Street, New York, NY 10013.
Photo: Two Hands.