NYC Brunch: Two Hands Restaurant & Bar

Happy Monday everyone! I’m late to put up my post today because well I was too busy binge watching Stranger Things season 2 yesterday when I got home from brunch. I have 3 more episodes to go tonight when I get home from the office and I can’t wait! I hear there’s a big ending? I’ve been staying off Twitter and Facebook because I don’t want to spoil the ending for myself. Have you watched season 2 yet? What are your thoughts??

Anyway today’s post will be short and sweet plus I’ve teamed up with some lovely ladies to host a giveaway. Just keep reading to enter the giveaway below!

Two Hands Restaurant NYC Brunch // The Krystal Diaries

I’m always searching for a new brunch spot to go to in the city. There are so many good places to try and you can live here your whole life and never try every single spot. Last week when I was looking for a place to try, I came across Two Hands Restaurant & Bar in Tribeca. I literally searched #nycbrunch on Instagram to find a place. Tell me I’m not the only one who uses Instagram like it’s Google? With all the algorithm changes at least Insta is still good for something!



Two Hands is a cute little Australian restaurant with two locations, a cafe in Nolita and the restaurant I went to in Tribeca. They don’t take reservations so be prepared to wait. However, the wait yesterday wasn’t too long, only about 10 minutes or so, probably because it was a rainy dreary day out. Their menu is full of healthy but delicious eats like a Beet Cured Salmon Bowl, Mushroom Toast, and Smashed Avocado, I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t like avocado, joking.

Two Hands Restaurant NYC Brunch // The Krystal Diaries

As much as I love my avocado, I had to try the Smashed Peas with a poached egg on top. It was delicious and a lot more filling than I thought it would be. The poached egg added some creaminess to it and a little more flavor. Honestly, without the poached egg, it would have just been a bowl of peas and that’s not really all that exciting.

I suggest trying their almond milk matcha latte and mimosas of course! What is brunch without a mimosa or two? The matcha latte was the perfect warm pick me up after walking in the pouring rain yesterday!

Two Hands Restaurant NYC Brunch // The Krystal Diaries

It was so dark and gloomy here in the city so my pictures are kind of dark. I know blogger fail but hey it happens. Hopefully the rain lets up today and tomorrow is nicer for all the trick or treaters!

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How was your weekend?

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38 Comments

  1. And yesterday was, in many areas, a perfect day to go inside for a brunch. This one looks really good 🙂

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      Hopefully next weekend gives us better weather here!

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  2. This looks like such a fun place to have brunch! I looooove the giveaway prizes, I’m definitely going to enter!

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      Good luck on the giveaway!!

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  3. Joline wrote:

    I love discovering new brunch places and this looks wonderful! PS: I haven’t started with Stranger Things things yet so I am staying away from potential spoilers too!

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      Haha the ending was good!! Binge watch it before any spoilers ruin it for you.

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  4. Cassie Liz wrote:

    This looks like a fantastic place to visit for brunch! I dream of being back in NYC… when I am, this is on the list!

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      Hopefully you can make a trip to NYC soon!

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  5. Same!! I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t love avocados either. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      Good luck with the giveaway! Avocados are life haha.

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  6. That latte looks yummy! It was rainy yesterday here in NCtoo. I hung out with a friend and we hit almost every shop downtown. She wanted to stop by Starbucks so I ordered the zombie crap, it was like a green caramel apple. I didn’t take a photo (my blogger fail) but it was raining a cold rain and we were on the go. Hah she hates when I stop to take photos, she’s not a blogger. She doesn’t understand. Mimosas, yesss!!

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      Everyone definitely doesn’t understand our need to stop & take photos of everything.

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  7. We were actually talking about Stranger Things in my class today, because a lot of people watch it. I don’t, but I feel like I might need to jump on the bandwagon and see what I’m missing out on. As for brunch, I’m always down for checking out a new place! I wish I lived closer to New York because I feel like they have such variety up there. I would love to visit an Australian place, because you don’t see them too often!

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      Jump on the bandwagon ASAP!

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  8. Valerie wrote:

    The mimosas look amazing. I love that they put them in Marie Antionette glasses – that’s such a fun way to serve them.

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      The glasses are cute! I kind of want this style for myself now!

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  9. That sounds like a nice place! It would be great to try it out the next time we’re at NYC! It’s definitely awesome.

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      Hopefully next time you come to NYC the weather will be better!

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  10. Brandi H wrote:

    I love using Instagram to search too! The Two Hands Restaurant & Bar looks amazing!

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      Instagram is almost better than google for looking for restaurants and places to hang out!

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  11. I am pretty certain I have eaten here! Does the restroom have a hot pink light in it?

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      Hm I’m not sure, I didn’t go into the restrooms while I was here

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  12. NOW I WANT BRUNCH! Is it the weekend yet?

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      Haha why can’t brunch just be acceptable every day?

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  13. Alix Maza wrote:

    This is so cute! We took a little road trip this weekend!

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      A road trip sounds like fun!

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  14. angela@marathonsandmotivation.com wrote:

    Wow! This sounds like such a great place!! I will definitely be trying this place!!

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      The food was tasty here!

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  15. Aitza B wrote:

    My friends love this place. It’s on pur list for me to try out the next time I’m in the city. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      Your friend has a good reason to love it!

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  16. Worldpal wrote:

    This is such a lovely feel-good post!
    I love brunch, btw. It’s the perfect combination of breakfast and lunch foods. Yum <3

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  17. I definitely want to try this place out!!! I have heard so many great things and it is on my list when I make it to NYC!

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  18. This looks like such a great place to have brunch! the Smashed Peas with a poached egg on top sounds so yummy!

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  19. brandidcrawfordgmailcom wrote:

    I love healthy, yet delicious eats. This sounds like my kind of spot!

    Posted 11.1.17 Reply
  20. It looks like a perfect place for a brunch. If ever I visit NYC. I will definitely try this restaurant and a bar. This is my kind of spot.

    Posted 11.1.17 Reply
  21. I love watching Stranger Things season too. I have just a couple more to go before finishing it. I cannot wait to see season 2. The Two Hands Restaurant & Bar in Tribeca looks like a great place to eat. Also, the Canon Rebel Kit + Kate Spade Giveaway Package sounds amazing.

    Posted 11.2.17 Reply
  22. We haven’t gone to brunch in way too long. Now I want to! Looks like a lovely place to dine.

    Posted 11.2.17 Reply
  23. Lexi wrote:

    That’s how I love finding brunch spots too!! I still have a few episodes of Stranger Things 2 and the suspense is crazy 😱

    This brunch looks amazing!

    Posted 11.4.17 Reply

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