Walk into Two Hands Café in New York City, and you’ll probably run into Hugh Jackman while trying to order one of their coveted acai bowls. Or maybe you’ll stare, wide eyed and drooling, over a decadently filled cupcake, as V.S model Romee Strijd sips her latte in the corner. Whatever or whoever it is, this Aussie owned café has gained traction thanks to its relaxed atmosphere reminiscent of your favourite Bondi coffee shop.
With its natural lighting and white brick walls, it’s the ultimate happy place for a lazy morning with some classic favourites. You’ll be convinced after just one look at the mountain of avocado on thick, multigrain toast, that your Sunday brunch will never be the same. So it’s no surprise that locals and expats alike have been going to this haven of quality coffee and Instagram-worthy meals on a regular basis.
“New Yorkers are used to going to Starbucks, where they churn out quick coffee that doesn’t have any wow factor to it. We show appreciation and care with each coffee and make sure it’s a great experience for all customers,” says Nick Duckworth, Two Hands manager and Aussie expat.
And if you’re still hungry after breakfast, venture out to the newly opened Two Hands Restaurant & Bar – alter ego of the successful café that redefined coffee for New Yorkers. With a more upscale atmosphere, the new eatery offers an extensive list of delectable meals created by head chef Frankie Cox, along with some T.G.I.F worthy cocktails that will have you in weekend-mode in no time. We’re talking your favorite espresso martinis with homemade coffee liqueur – delish!
Whichever one you choose for your next Gossip Girl moment, (Chace Crawford is a regular ladies, you have been warned) you’ll be sure to find a great atmosphere with some friendly faces.