Two Hands Austin Restaurant – Detailed Review

Tommie Taylor Hernandez | July 28, 2022

Two Hands brings bold Australian cuisine to Austin, Texas, with their first location outside New York. This cafe and restaurant invite patrons to try out their artistically brewed coffee and delectable, nutritious food that excites. Located in the cultural hub that is South Congress, Two Hands distinguishes itself as a communal beacon that prioritizes a carefree, coastal ambiance. At Two Hands, the curious Austinite can find an elevated dining experience and their next favorite study spot!

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Two Hands Menu 

At Two Hands, nutrition, taste, and innovation create a contemporary dining experience. It might be hard to understand, but the brilliance of this menu is its modern simplicity that has somehow never been attempted before. It’s fresh, well-rounded, and unlike any restaurant, Austin has to offer.

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Brunch and Lunch Menu

At Two Hands, you can start your day or enjoy your afternoon with some fresh, nutritious eats that never leave you feeling bogged down. With plenty of options to choose from, consider beginning with one of their many shareables. I’d recommend the peach and passion pavlova for those that want a classic Australian treat that is sweet yet not overpowering. Then take your pick between elevated breakfast classics that range from acai bowls to avocado toast or contemporary meals like the lamb torta or miso mushroom bowl for lunch. 

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Dinner Menu

After a long and tiresome day, journey to Two Hands and wind down for a meal that will take you to the sunshine-dripped coast of Australia. As a lover of everything seafood, I’d recommend starting with an order of octopus ceviche for the table. This ceviche is a popular favorite, modernized with confit tomato, guajillo chili oil, taro chips, and more. For those that prefer turf over surf, try out the sesame-crumbed chicken schnitzel for an unorthodox bite. However, if you’re more of a traditionalist, try the Two Hands burger built with grass-fed beef and classic toppings like American cheese and shaved lettuce.

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Drinks

No cafe is complete without an extensive list of drinks that keep you rejuvenated throughout these hot summer days. At Two Hands, a coffee window is open daily, so you can easily order one of their delectably brewed drinks like their drip coffee or cortado. If you’re craving a more Instagramable option, I’d recommend trying one of their specialty lattes. My favorite is the purple taro latte simply because I’ve never had anything like it. Order one of their many lemonades, teas, raw juices, or nutrient-packed smoothies for those craving something else. My must-try is the green goddess smoothie, which keeps it sweet while providing you with your necessary greens.

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Cocktails, Beer + Wine

At Two Hands, finding your favorite drink amongst an array of trendy options will guarantee you a good time. Enjoy the classics like a Texas brewed beer, or shock your palette with something different such as the nitro espresso martini or the hibiscus cosmo. Of course, wine comes by the glass or bottle, but I’d recommend Tuff Nut, a bottle of earthy, citrus wine from Australia for the adventurist. Do as Two Hands says and join the cult following for this funky natural wine. 

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Happy Hour Menu

Enjoy happy hour at Two Hands every day from 3 to 7 pm and take advantage of $10 signature cocktails and the $2 off beer and wine special. Don’t forget to order one of their price-reduced shareables or happy hour exclusives, such as the salmon croquettes or the burrata and seed toast.

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Location + Opening and Closing Hours

Accompanying a slew of trendy retail and dining options, Two Hands in Austin is located on South Congress street at 1011 South Congress Avenue, Suite 170, Austin, TX 78704. 

Head over and enjoy a meal or two at Two Hands at the times listed below: 

Coffee Window Hours

  • 7 am – 6 pm Sunday – Thursday
  • 7 am – 7 pm Friday – Saturday 

Restaurant Hours

  • 8 am – 9 pm Sunday – Thursday
  • 8 am – 10 pm Friday – Saturday
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Reservation Process

Walk-ins and reservations are welcome at Two Hands. To make a reservation at the Austin location, call the restaurant at (512)-215-9692 or book online via RESY

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Online Order Process

  1. Head to the Two Hands webpage and click on the blue Pick-Up and Delivery button at the top right corner.
  2. Be sure to select the Austin location as the Two Hands restaurant you’ll be ordering from.
  3. You’ll then be directed to the Two Hands DoorDash Storefront, where you order from a menu nearly identical to the one offered at the physical location.
  4. Enter your payment information and address if you choose to have your meal delivered and place your order. In no time, you’ll be enjoying a delicious Two Hands meal!

 

FAQs

Can I host a private event at Two Hands Austin?

Absolutely. Enquire within or send an email to info@twohandsnyc.com for more information.

Can I bring my dog to the Two Hands outdoor area?

Pets are more than welcome to keep you company at Two Hand’s fully serviced outdoor patio.

Is there a parking garage at Two Hands?

Yes, there is a paid parking garage next door and free street parking along South Congress.

Conclusion

This calm-minded cafe is a fresh take on a nutritious yet delectably complex dining experience. Albeit the prices at this establishment might not be the most affordable, the balance between trendy yet classic offerings makes this establishment worth the splurge. This unique oasis will have you hooked during your first visit to Two Hands Austin!