Two Hands

Restaurants, Australian Little Italy
Two Hands
Photograph: Courtesy Two Hands

At this Down Under java joint, Aussie expats Henry Roberts and Giles Russell dedicate a large wall to framed prints from local photographers. The Wi-Fi isn’t free, but you can camp out at natural-wood studio tables, where you’ll find room to spread a sketchbook or portfolio amid clay pots of cacti. The flat white is the most well-known of Australian coffees, but the shop’s true darling is the Outback cap. Served alongside chocolate-covered Tim Tam cookies, the espresso is dusted in cocoa powder, which rises to the top of the intricate fern-patterned foam head.


Venue name: Two Hands
Address: 164 Mott St
New York
Cross street: between Broome and Grand Sts
Opening hours: Daily 8am–6pm
Transport: Subway: B, D to Grand St J, Z to Bowery
Price: Average coffee: $3. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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It's like being back in Surry Hills or Fitzroy—great coffee, fresh avocado on toast, and friendly Aussie accents. Be sure to get there early on weekends though—wait times can be huge.

As a fair dinkum Aussie, this place is a little slice of home. The coffee is the best I've had since being here - perfect milk, not scalding hot and a balanced, smooth flavor. The corn fritters were also delicious with interesting flavor combinations. While it was busy when we arrived, the staff were very friendly in taking our names and seating us efficiently. All of the staff were very happy and upbeat, always a good sign of a well run establishment! Definitely worth a visit.

Really cute vibe in this cafe, I like this place a lot. Awesome location to grab a coffee and a chat with a friend. And avocado toast, of course! A friend and I shared an afternoon bite of the avocado toast with a fried egg on top. Total egg lover! It was delicious and I highly recommend heading to this spot!