NYC Quick Chop! Two Hands - Aussie brunch in NYC

Two Hands - 164 Mott Street, New York, NY, 10013


Being an Aussie, I (Mirko) love brunch. And not the boozy kind (ok....I don't mind that sometimes). So when I was told by fellow OTCB'er Cam (who spent about a year in the Big Apple) before me that there was an Aussie spot called Two Hands, I had to try it.

As soon as I walked in I was welcomed with that laid back Aussie accent which instantly took me home. The decor also reminded me of Australia (no, not Boomerangs and Koalas), but that laid back vibe reminiscent of spots that you would see in Adelaide or Melbourne.

Smashed Avocado with Poached Egg and a side of Bacon
After perusing the menu, I go straight to a favourite of mine - Smashed Avo (with a side of Bacon). This dish was loaded with creamy avocado topped with lemon and chilli flakes. The combination of the tangy lemon and the heat of the chilli helped balance out the creamy avocado. This was atop a thick piece of bread which held its own under all of that avocado... there is nothing worse than soggy bread! As a side, I also ordered some bacon, and if there is one thing that American's do well, it's bacon! The bacon was crispy and salty and all things that bacon should be. This style of bacon needs to be on more Aussie menus.

Flat White

What brunch is complete without a good coffee? I opted for a flat white (which for me, is a true sign of a good spot) as flat whites are not as common in the US as they are in Australia. This coffee hit the spot.

Being an ex-pat in the US, I am always happy to support Aussie businesses and even more happy when they have some of my favourite items on the menu. If you are in or around the Chinatown area and looking for something to eat - give Two Hands NYC a go.

Word of warning - on the weekends they are usually very busy, so be prepared for a wait. However, you can leave your number with them and they will text you when a table is ready. 


Two Hands Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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