6pm-12:00am Bar Service (Last call for kitchen)
7 Days Open
Hi-Collar: Fashion-alluding term popularized during the Japanese Jazz Age.
During the daytime, Hi-Collar is a Western-inspired Japanese cafe -popularly known as kissaten - specializing in siphon coffee & Kissaten menu.
At night, the space transforms into Hi-Collar Bar, a place where 'high collars' are abandoned and sake is celebrated.
Day & Night. West & East. Hi-Collar & Chonmage.
"Named after fashion slang from Japan’s Jazz Age, haikara, this thoughtful, 13-stool café from restaurateur Bon Yagi (Sakagura, Soba-ya) takes cues from the country’s kissaten, back-alley tearooms that serve coffee, sandwiches and other light bites. The East-meets-West digs include Art Nouveau lighting and shoji sliding panels behind the bar..."
"High-tech cold-brew. Vintage Probat roasters. Surgically precise baristas. From a Japanese
"The number of serious coffee shops in New York has exploded. Good drinks can be found
"NYC restaurateur Bon Yagi has brought the slow, kissaten-style, of Japanese coffee-shop
"This elegant nook is the only place we know where you can get a cup of siphon, AeroPress, or pour-over coffee fastidiously made by a friendly dude in a workwear kimono and a bowler hat, accompanied by a delicious pork-katsu sandwich on pain de mie with the crusts cut off...."
"[Tokyo Blend Siphon] was one of the most articulate, well-balanced darkly roasted cups of coffee I’ve ever had, the kind that would make your favorite old-school coffee drinker immoderately happy. And the gorgeous Japanese porcelain it was served in, alongside the delectable savory-sweet munchies it came with, rounded out my coffee experience at Hi-Collar into a real delight..."
"Taking its name from a fashion term popular during the Japanese jazz age, this 11-seat coffeehouse specializes in East-meets-West fare. During the day, the East Village spot serves siphon brews made with Porto Rico and Counter Culture blends, along with dishes such as omurice (a rice-stuffed omelette) and katsu pork sandwiches..."
Hi-Collar Opens Tomorrow With the Blingiest Bathroom Ever
"...After a quiet test run last week, he(Mr. Bon Yagi) will open Hi-Collar tomorrow in the old Rai Rai Ken space (another Yagi venture, now relocated two doors down). The bar-cafe is a slim portal to Japan’s jazz, or “Taisho,” era, when western fashion and food first made inroads – up to a point..."
Where to Drink Coffee in New York City Right Now
"There are a lot of places to get good coffee in New York right now, but a truly great cafe experience is also about the vibe, location, and personalities of the people that work there. With the high-profile openings of a couple of big-time coffee shops in Intelligentsia and Stumptown, plus the onset of iced coffee season, it's time to update the Eater Coffee Heatmap..."
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