Hi-Collar – ハイカラ | East Village New York, NY

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i stumbled upon Hi-Collar – ハイカラ when we were waiting to eat at Momofuku noodle bar in east village.

it’s a small but cozy and charming 11-seater japanese kissaten located in east village. there are no tables, only bar seats. it’s a coffee shop but light breakfast, lunch, and desserts are served as well. the kissaten also turns into a sake bar at night and they have an extensive selection of sake.

they make the food right in front you.

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i was in mood for coffee especially they offer three brewing methods: pour over, areopress, and siphon. i always enjoy watching coffee being brewed.

at hi-collar, 1st, choose how you want your coffee brewed, then choose the coffee beans. they have a variety of coffee to choose from.

i chose siphon and some coffee beans from Colombia

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this particular coffee had a more acidic/citrussy note which im not a big fan of. i prefer coffee with more of a smoky, caramel, roasted, or cereal like aromas.
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we also got a chocolate parfait which comes with chocolate and vanilla gelato from Ciao Bella, coffee jelly cubes, and crunchy homemade granola.


the ceramics are beautiful. it’s more about the experience than the flavor. i def enjoyed my experience at hi-collar.
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214 E 10th St
New York, NY 10003
b/t 1st Ave & 2nd Ave in East Village
Phone number (212) 777-7018


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