Hi-Collar Flirting with West

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214 East 10th St. New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212-777-7018

Business Hours:

Morning Coffee (To-Go only)
Mon-Fri 7:30am-10am

Lunch & Coffee Time
11:00am - 5:30pm 7days
(Kitchen Last call 4:00pm, Siphon Bar Last call 5:00pm)

Sake Bar Time
Sun-Thu 6:00pm - 1:00am
(Kitchen Last call 12:00am)
Fri & Sat 6:00 - 2:00am
(Kitchen Last call 1:00am)

7 Days Open

No reservations
Credit Cards: Mastercard & Visa accepted
$10 card minimum for breakfast & lunch
$20 card minimum for bar service


about title

Hi-Collar: Fashion-alluding term popularized during the Japanese Jazz Age.
Symbolizes Japan's flirtation with the West.

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.


Breakfast Lunch Coffee Menu

Bar Menu

Menus as of December 2014. Price & items may change without notice.



Tasting Table Article
By Katy Peetz, Food Editor
October 2015

This October, Tasting Table is getting away from it all. Come away with us as we explore the world of travel.
Ah, the elusive katsu sando. The Japanese fried pork cutlet sandwich (see the recipe) is something of a mystery and often hard to find outside of Japan...

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Sip these lattes, cappucinos and pour-overs at new NYC coffee shops this fall
September 2014

"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..."

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America's 25 Best Coffee Shops

"High-tech cold-brew. Vintage Probat roasters. Surgically precise baristas. From a Japanese
kissaten-style coffee bar to a traveling-bike coffee shop so Portland you can put a bird on it,
read on for 25 killer coffee shops with serious coffee cred..."

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new york times
101 Places to Find Great Coffee in New York

"The number of serious coffee shops in New York has exploded. Good drinks can be found
all over the city — even in parts of town that were coffee deserts not long ago...."

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8 Hottest Coffee Shops in NYC

"NYC restaurateur Bon Yagi has brought the slow, kissaten-style, of Japanese coffee-shop
brewing to NYC's bustling streets...."

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grub street
New York Magazine: Come for the Coffee, Stay for the Food

"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...."

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First Look At Hi-Collar, A Very Japanese New Cafe In The East Village

"[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..."

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Time Out New York Fall 2013 Preview
"Coffee’s new wave: New York coffee shops opening fall 2013"

"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..."

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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..."

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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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Contact us via email: info@hi-collar.com or call us at 212.777.7018
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214 east 10th st. (Bet. 2nd & 1st ave.) new york, NY 10003 212.777.7018