Am I wrong to fall in love with a place because of its interior décor? Well, when the coffee is also awesome, you can’t hold it against me. Meet Two Hands, a neighbourhood café on New York’s Mott Street.
Walls are a rustic whitewashed brick, adorned with ever-changing (but always striking) artworks, and the furniture is simple and kind of Scandi. Strings of fairy lights zig-zag across the ceiling, causing the La Marzocco machine on the bar to twinkle, and shedding a flattering light on all those who seek coffee or sustenance.
The Two Hands team (a rather beautiful bunch, to match the beautiful interior!) are from the coffee Mecca of Australia, so they really know their stuff when it comes to caffeine, serving their Café Integral beverages iced, dripped, flat or outback.
Arrive hungry, as the food offering is seriously mouth-watering. Acai bowls, ricotta toast, corn fritters, pastries and avocado toast will spoil you for breakfast.
Substantial salads, soups and sandwiches hit the spot for lunch.
With a laid-back approach that is just so Australian and an insanely photogenic aesthetic, this hotspot is a new favourite for sure.
164 Mott Street, SoHo, New York, NY 10013