New York-based Australian cafe Two Hands is opening its first location outside of New York City in Austin soon, according to an Instagram post. Permitting indicates that it will be found at 1011 South Congress Avenue, which means it will become part of the Music Lane development in Travis Heights.
Two Hands plays on Australia’s cafe culture, featuring brunchy dishes and baked goods like sweet and savory croissants, avocado toast, açai bowls, and egg dishes, as well as a stellar coffee program. However, the Tribeca location of Two Hands also has a dinner menu with options like salads, grain bowls, and a chicken sandwich, as well as a full bar. No word on which version of Two Hands will come to Austin, or if there will be any local-specific dishes.
Two Hands is owned by Giles Russell and Henry Roberts, two Australians who moved to New York. There are currently four locations in New York City, three of which (Nolita, NoHo, and Williamsburg) are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and another (Tribeca) which is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
This Two Hands is not related to Austin cafe Apanas Coffee & Beer, which was originally named Two Hands but changed names in 2016.
Australian cafe Proud Mary Cafe is also coming to Austin, though there have been no updates on when or where that will open.