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.
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
we also got a chocolate parfait which comes with chocolate and vanilla gelato from Ciao Bella, coffee jelly cubes, and crunchy homemade granola.
214 E 10th St
New York, NY 10003
b/t 1st Ave & 2nd Ave in East Village
Phone number (212) 777-7018