Two Hands is back and has added a specialty market

Two Hands, the Australian cafe on Church and Leonard, is back serving as of today, and they have done a very nice job accommodating the social distance requirements. It was quite exciting — I know, sounds pitiful — to walk into a restaurant for the first time in nearly three months, even if I wasn’t allowed to sit down. It helps that it’s a charming and original space, and feels especially good in summer.

They have moved their banquettes and all the tables aside, leaving two booths for staff in the back, so there’s lots of room when you walk in. Orders are placed at the counter, and then diners are asked to wait outside for their food to go. You can also use Caviar. Masks are required. Hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 9a to 2p.

Of course, this is the closest any of us will get to Australia for a while.

They are also in the process of creating new menu items that travel better and adding new items for dinner delivery, which will start in the coming weeks. And they have set up a small market that sells beer, wine and spirits, coffee, tea, sodas, Two Hands merch, local eggs and a range of Two Hands fine foods — espresso mascarpone, hummus, pickled chilis, beet relish, mango chutney, green goddess dressing, apple cider vinegar dressing, lemongrass aioli and special burger sauce.