Tribeca’s Two Hands Restaurant & Bar Serves Burgers, Booze, and Plenty of Avocado

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Brassicas bowl with charred broccolini, Brussels sprouts, kale, hummus, soft-boiled egg, avocado, pickled shallots, and seeds. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

Since the two-year-old Two Hands coffee shop is such a smash hit, Aussie expats Giles Russell and Henry Roberts could've easily expanded by creating a carbon copy. Instead, they chose to challenge themselves by opening a full-service, all-day restaurant in Tribeca. Two Hands Restaurant & Bar retains the general vibe of the original — it's light, bright, and filled with plants and beautiful, friendly Australians — but it certainly feels more grown-up.

Yes, chef Frankie Cox's menu includes smashed-avocado toast, but she's also making pickled-chili scrambled eggs, a hearty beef burger, and cauliflower couscous — food that's bright, simple, and crave-worthy. Right now, the restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch only, with dinner service scheduled to begin on April 4. Head bartender Aaron Shuttleworth, formerly of the NoMad, is making daiquiris, espresso martinis, and, naturally, mimosas and Bloody Marys for brunch. Take a look:


 

Housemade granola with passion-fruit yogurt and berries.
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The Two Hands beef burger, with crispy potatoes and housemade ketchup (avocado and bacon are optional).
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Instagram-friendly coffee.
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An espresso martini with Reyka vodka, house coffee liqueur, and demerara.
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The space.
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Lots of greenery.
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Prime Tribeca real estate.
Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

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Two Hands Restaurant & Bar, 251 Church St.