Two Hands

Two Hands

Café and Coffee Shop$$$$
Little Italy, New York
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  • Ethan C.
    Ethan CAugust 10, 2014
    Aussie Brunch spot with great coffee. Lemon & cucumber water is a nice touch. Airy interior is a retreat from the busy Mott st but come early as it can get bit sceney & not as chill. Good vibe though.
  • Apurva L.
    Apurva LimayeNovember 23, 2015
    Healthy and delicious. Did not miss any 'boozy' brunch when I was here! I added a scrambled egg to my avo toast and sipped some matcha latte! The wait was 40 minutes because the place is always busy!
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissJuly 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Yet another very good Nolita Aussie coffee shop. No wifi, but great vibe to work in with some outdoor seating too. Iced latte is solid. Watermelon with mint slice for just 50 cents.
  • tricia w.
    tricia wang6 days ago
    Eveyone will say get avocado toast but skip it - get Zoe plate or anything else! The a. toast is more instagram yummy than tummy yummy CUZ the bread to avocado ratio is imbalanced - too much bread!
  • Sanaë L.
    Sanaë LemoineSeptember 6, 2014
    The avocado smashed on a fat slab of multigrain bread is fantastic. The granola comes with chia seeds and berries. Get the flat white, just enough milk (less than late). I'm in love.
  • Kathryn P.
    Kathryn PhillipsMay 3, 2016
    This place was💯💯💯!!! So great. Love the ambiance, great servers, amazing coffee, great food. Try a flat white, the avo toast, and the granola bowl (possibly the best I've ever had).
  • Alexa Jane D.
    Alexa Jane DennerMarch 11, 2015
    Great ambiance. Healthy menu. Avocado toast was great. Good coffee selection. 99% young women in the place. Get the Acai bowl!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChoiAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This new kid in town was opened by some handsome Aussies. Spacious, lot of light, Instagram-worthy. Get your two hands on some mason jars, paper straws, and good espresso.
  • Emily L.
    Emily LoveNovember 10, 2015
    Cute spot, great coffee, and food. We got the little Italy which was good but very small and a BLT type sandwich (forgot the name) which was awesome! Will be back.
  • Liang S.
    Liang ShiSeptember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious food, drinks and coffee but can't seem to find a time to come here that isn't overcrowded. Worthwhile, if you don't mind the throngs of people.
  • Huang S.
    Huang Shu ZhenJuly 20, 2016
    Superb breakfast and brunch menu with fresh & yummy taste. Try ham cheese croissants or mixed fruit with fresh yogurt. You will be happy at beginning of the day.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BaumSeptember 29, 2016
    Best cappuccino & cortado in these parts. Probably my favorite in Manhattan. Very low volume, always on point ratios. The super fruity Cafe Integral beans set it apart from Blue Bottle and La Colombe.
  • RTWgirl A.
    RTWgirl ArnetteNovember 17, 2014
    I absolutely love this Aussie cafe on Mott and Broome. Cute staff and great flat whites, avo on toast as well as acai bowls. Busy on the weekends!!
  • Lele B.
    Lele BuonerbaSeptember 18, 2016
    Loved the cortado! Great atmosphere but I didn't have the patience to wait to be seated for Sunday brunch, although it looks like it's well worth it!
  • Rob
    RobDecember 16, 2014
    Awesome Aussie service and the best Tim Tam Slam in the form of their Outback Cap! But don't miss their amazing tea selection from Bellocq, either
  • Eunice K.
    Eunice KimDecember 27, 2015
    Ricotta toast was really good! And ordered a flat white, which was good as well. Good spot to go alone or with a friend...not suited for large groups
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestDecember 20, 2016
    Two Hands Cafe is the perfect spot to get your hands on a beautiful smoothie bowl. It's the ultimate combination of chic and hipster. Their classic acai bowl is the perfect excuse to snap a great pic. Read more
  • R B.
    R BakerAugust 9, 2016
    With real estate prices so high, most coffee shops don't even have space to sit. Here's a great, old school bookstore with a tiny cafe and ample seating. Great to meet up or do a little work.
  • Andrea F.
    Andrea FerreyrosSeptember 18, 2016
    Trendy, adorable restaurant in soho serving up a delicious brunch. The service could've definitely been better as we had to flag down a waitress to even bring us water after sitting there for ten min.
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissSeptember 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Avocado toast with a poached egg plus a flat white makes a perfect Australian breakfast. No wifi, but perfect vibe for working.
  • Dan S.
    Dan SohaydaDecember 18, 2016
    Avo toast is well done. Granola is hearty with whole almonds and chia seeds. Nice space, quality coffee drinks, healthy and delicious food choices.
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle StojkovJune 25, 2015
    Avocado toast, egg roll, the coffee, the juices, everything is amazing! Very healthy, very delicious. Amazing cute little place. I love it here.
  • Ath
    AthJune 18
    Such a nice space, the coffee is very good and the brunch is promising. In the area you won't find any other place serving coffee of the same quality.
  • Sam B.
    Sam BrownJuly 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Super chill new coffee spot in Little Italy run by two Aussie mates, they did well bringing their relaxed Australian coffee vibe to NYC. Great coffee too.
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LeeAugust 17, 2014
    Neatly designed Aussie inspired cafe in Nolita. Avocado toast is recommended, espresso is strong, although service is quite slow, 5 guys standing behind the counter not doing much lol!
  • daisy z.
    daisy zuckermanNovember 29, 2015
    two hands down the most amazing breakfast i've ever had. avocado toast, açai bowls, and iced matcha lattes are delicious, i definitely recommend.
  • David B.
    David BanNovember 20, 2014
    Among the growing number of Aussie/Kiwi coffee shops in NYC, Two Hands stands out for their expanded menu and plentiful seating. Order a Flat White for the full experience.
  • Angela W.
    Angela WenMarch 12, 2015
    Great coffee and food here especially the beautiful acai bowl. However I've always seen little flies buzzing around every time I come...
  • Irina
    IrinaOctober 14, 2014
    Lovely Australian place. Iced latter is served in maison jar which is very cute. Acai bowl is delicious and surprisingly filling!
  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeyJuly 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Order these off-menu gems: Outback Cap (cappuccino with chocolate dusting and a Tim Tam!) and Milo Milkshake.
  • naveen
    naveenNovember 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Now that Oro is gone, Two Hands is my go-to for early morning breakfast. Get the eggs and spinach. I also really am a fan of their espressos...feels so smooth.
  • Chelsea L.
    Chelsea LaSalleSeptember 24, 2014
    solid avocado toast (and don't forget to grab a cookie)!
  • Asuka T.
    Asuka TsujiMarch 23, 2015
    Grabbed cappuccino to go. Tastes too sour. It's very crowded Sunday afternoon for Brunch. Avocado toasts look delicious, plates/glasses are so fancy! Should be good for young girl's hang...
  • Mullica Z.
    Mullica ZudsiriMay 2, 2015
    I loved the acai bowl and the juice! You can make your own. The chai latte was very weak and that was a little disappointing.
  • Kirsten A.
    Kirsten AlanaAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Avo Toast with a Poached Egg and squeeze a little lemon on it. SO good. Don't forget a Flat White.
  • Guest of a Guest
    We loved the acai breakfast bowls at Two Hands, which were heaping with gluten free goodness and fresh fruit. Read more
  • Lindsey K.
    Lindsey KimJune 14, 2016
    The wait can be long, but the food is delicious and super healthy. Get a side of pesto to enhance any dish!
  • Sylvain L.
    Sylvain LienneMarch 18, 2015
    I wanted to enjoy a coffee after work but it closes at 5 PM (written 6PM on Foursquare) :( but I will definitely go there soon. It seems to be a great place with great coffee !
  • Geoffroy B.
    Geoffroy BablonApril 15, 2015
    Yeah yeah the avocado toast is great, but have you tried the granola? Comes with fresh fruit and honey, delicious.
  • Tamer B.
    Tamer BekirAugust 12, 2015
    Took a little bit to get in on a Sunday, which is expected, but the latte and acai bowl were great. Get your omega on!
  • Adna
    AdnaMay 22, 2015
    Amazingly delicious and massive almond croissant. The latte was yummy too. Great spot for an obligatory instagram photo.
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin O'NeillSeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The breakfast here is fantastic. Consider either the yummy granola or the famous egg-avocado-toast combo
  • John H.
    John HollanderMarch 15, 2015
    The Avo Toast with egg was lovely. Everything is also guilt-free because of how damn healthy it all is!
  • Jen S.
    Jen ShinMarch 9, 2015
    an australian coffee shop with great avo toast & i really loved the acai bowl. wont be my last time here!
  • citizenM
    citizenMDecember 1, 2015
    The minimalist decor paired with authentic coffee and mouthwatering banana bread is nothing short of perfection Read more
  • Ariel V.
    Ariel VieraOctober 17, 2014
    The Avo Toast with a fried egg on top is to die for. Stop reading this tip and eat this NOW!
  • Kennedy L.
    Kennedy LandenAugust 8, 2015
    açai bowl and matcha latte - so good. cutest interior. waiters were a lil slow but the food made up for it!
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle ByeSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Outback Cappuccino is the perfect sweet tooth combo. It's common Aussie practice, albeit difficult, to use your Tim Tam as a straw. Bite off the corners and give the "Tim Tam Slam" a try!
  • Valentina S.
    Valentina SiragusaOctober 3, 2015
    Amazing place ! One of my favorite in soho for the breakfast ! Super yogurt granola and Matcha latte :)
  • Jonathan N.
    Jonathan NguyenJanuary 3, 2015
    Great coffee, both the espresso and the long black came out unburnt and very low acidity
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceDecember 14, 2014
    Run by Australians, so it's as relaxing, helpful, clean and hip as you'd imagine. Don't miss this place if you come through the neighborhood.
  • Laura N.
    Laura NoonanNovember 12, 2014
    Everything is great here. Brekkie is healthy and filling, the coffee is fantastic and the staff are good Aussie blokes. What's not to love?
  • Paul S.
    Paul SyngAugust 13, 2014
    The vibe resonates Bondi beach chill. Lovely place with fantastic juice, grub and coffee. The exposed brick wall interior is stellar.
  • Charlotte M.
    Charlotte M.June 13, 2015
    The food was really good but the green smoothie could have been better. It's not too big and can get rather noise but has outdoor seating too. Wifi would have been nice.
  • Megan M.
    Megan MezaSeptember 28, 2016
    Coffee great but they served under ripened avocados on their avocado toast! Check out El Rey instead which isn't too far, Two Hands is past their glory days.
  • Pauline P.
    Pauline PanJune 1, 2015
    Got the flat white and avocado toast and it was delicious. I added an egg but that was $3 extra. Next time, I can do without the egg.
  • Amber
    AmberApril 21
    Tasty little Aussie cafe with great avocado toast and tasty looking bowls. They also have coffee, juices, and alcohol!
  • Agatha Y.
    Agatha YuDecember 11, 2014
    Avo toast (of course) with an over easy egg. Get their flat white or their outback cap
  • Léna Le Rolland
    Léna Le RollandOctober 25, 2014
    Super nice place. Love the avocado toast with egg and bacon. Everyday the water Is different, I like the cucumber one
  • Shane Anne S.
    Cute little restaurant, no ac though but great atmosphere! Waitresses were so polite and quick
  • Olivia F.
    Olivia FabbroJuly 20, 2015
    Outback cap is pretty good and I love the croissants! Best part is the atmosphere
  • Alicia
    AliciaAugust 14, 2014
    Acai bowl is delicious and filling. Great cold brew. Almond milk is the only nondairy option for your coffee.
  • CRUZiiiE
    CRUZiiiEJune 23, 2016
    I listened to the recommendations (avo toast & banana bread)... Both were good! Topped it off with an almond milk latte and left happy.
  • Thiemo G.
    Thiemo GillissenFebruary 9, 2015
    Lovely small place, great service, amazing breakfast on the menu. No wi-fi.
  • Tori M.
    Tori MathesonJanuary 13, 2015
    Really good acai bowl, smoothies and avocado toast. Very bad service from the female waitresses- never make eye contact and act like doing anything extra is an effort
  • jake f.
    jake furstAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    my new favorite go-to coffee meeting spot in Nolita. great space, great coffee, great Aussie staff.
  • Chelsea L.
    Chelsea LaSalleSeptember 25, 2014
    the peanut butter cookie is perfect
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyDecember 30, 2015
    Great little cafe. Definitely more cafe than coffee shop, although you can still grab a latte to go.
  • David B.
    David BanAugust 30, 2014
    Yup, another semi-precious Aussie coffee shop. Feels just like Happy Bones, but with more seating and an expanded menu.
  • Jeans
    JeansDecember 8, 2015
    Real dreamy with great coffee. Caught them on a slow-ish Saturday afternoon and was surprised to find that they do table service now.
  • Divya M.
    Divya MenonJuly 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for healthy breakfast/brunch. Love the almond ice tea latte, banana bread and market plate.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchOctober 15, 2015
    The Bitches say: A. This place is a hipster, Instagram-loving haven, but the food was anything but overrated. Healthy, delicious & reasonably priced dishes are the main reason to give Two Hands a try. Read more
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerApril 19, 2016
    the avo toast is loaded with pepper flakes and packs a punch at this hip Australian café in Little Italy
  • Shinal
    ShinalSeptember 25, 2014
    Get the flat white and if it's a nice day, sit outside and enjoy the sun.
  • Chetta
    ChettaDecember 2, 2014
    Coffee is perfect, food is cozy. The staff seem a bit stand off-ish and cold. Other than that, great vibe. Take note; no decaf served here
  • Seline J.
    Seline JungSeptember 23, 2016
    Quality of food here was questionable. Acai bowls seem to be pre-made and our toast on the avo toast is so hard you'll break your teeth!
  • Phil T.
    Phil TorontoSeptember 11, 2014
    Solid Aussie-run coffee shop with good cold-brew and calm vibe
  • Dany F.
    Dany FishelApril 6, 2016
    Go for the Banana bread and Avo Toast. Great coffee ;-)
  • Netta K.
    Netta KivilisJuly 19, 2014
    $50 cent watermelon slice is the city's best bargain. The coffee is awesome too.
  • Santi A.
    Santi AmayaAugust 22, 2015
    While the food felt healthy and filling, it wasn't particularly stellar in any way. The açai bowl was tasty but not impressive. The avocado toast with a sunny side egg has a nice spice to it.
  • Rob B.
    Rob BlaskoFebruary 28, 2015
    Flat white done right, and the ricotta toast is real nice.
  • Jane D.
    Jane DongAugust 15, 2014
    Avocado toast is great! Super friendly service. Would pass on the acai bowl though - a bit watery for my taste
  • Nas B.
    Nas BenaliSeptember 19, 2015
    Delicious flatwhite, yummy cookies and banana bread, awesome and friendly staff, super cute place!
  • Gal A.
    Gal AmirOctober 22, 2015
    Avocado toast with a sunny side up and a flat white next to it. Perfection 🍳
  • Mike S.
    Mike SingletonSeptember 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Baked egg roll with bacon. This is high-level foodster optimization.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmMay 20, 2015
    Cutest Aussie coffee shop/cafe. Get the banana bread!
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FormicaOctober 7, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    This place has taught me that banana bread should never be eaten without an endless amount of ricotta smeared on top!
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen ManganDecember 4, 2016
    Almond Latte, Banana Bread and avo toast 👌
  • Laura Š.
    Awesome menu, one of the best Americano and nice atmosphere.
  • EM H.
    EM H.March 2, 2016
    The cappuccino and slightly expensive avocado toast were so good!
  • Luke
    LukeMarch 22
    Avocado toast gets the spotlight, but the breakfast roll is the secret star of the "let's be healthy" brunch game
  • Davy K.
    Davy KeseyJune 27, 2015
    The açai yogurt was so unique/tasty. The coffee is great too, of course. Definitely recommend.
  • Louisa R.
    Louisa RigaliDecember 26, 2014
    Drinking an All the Way smoothie through a paper straw--an experience I highly recommend!
  • Travis R.
    Travis RamseyOctober 26, 2014
    Avo toast with egg is great. Good juices too.
  • Doraly P.
    Doraly PantaleonSeptember 28, 2014
    Coffee and food is great, a bit pricey, spacious coffee spot with outdoor seating but no wifi.
  • kate k
    kate kAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Outback cap - cappuccino with chocolate dusting (i.e. a regular Aussie cap) and two mini Tim Tam-like cookies.
  • Jennifer H.
    Cute Aussie cafe with delicious breakfast. No wifi though.
  • Breanne S.
    Breanne SmithFebruary 11, 2015
    Coffee is amazing (because it's made by Aussies duh). Salad special was just as good.
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin O'NeillSeptember 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you order the outback cap be sure to read about the tim tam slam. It's the proper way to drink it ;) http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Tam
  • Stacy 😁 G.
    Stacy 😁 GomezMarch 11, 2016
    Amazing avocado toast and lattes! Long wait on weekends but worth it :)
  • Maria M.
    Единственное место где есть вкусные завтраки ) авокадо тост 👍гранула 👍 банановый хлеб и можно сделать свой завтрак со множеством дополнительных опций ) очень вкусно
  • Vania G.
    Vania GuimaraesNovember 24, 2016
    Lugar ótimo para breakfast. Lugar limpo e ambiente descontraído. Ótimo atendimento. Voltarei sem dúvida.
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