A few weekends ago, some friends and I decided to check out a cute new-ish place in the Lower East Side called Hi-Collar: a Japanese cafe that serves yummy breakfast/brunch and lunch foods, but then turns into a bar at night:
Seating is at the bar only - no tables (there's no space)
We ordered the siphon coffee which is prepared in a way that looks more like a science project:
I chose the Tokyo blend, which was light and delicious
Plenty of cream and sugar please :)
As for the delicious menu:
We started off with the Japanese Hot Cakes: the Japanese version of pancakes - each of which was almost an inch thick. So soft and fluffy!
Pork Katsu Sandwich:
Omurice (omelet with tomato sauce over pork/bacon fried rice)
As for the dessert, we had two versions of the sponge cake:
and Matcha (green tea):
as well as a chocolate banana cake:
Sooooo yummy that we need to go back and try the rest of the menu!
Overall rating: 8.5/10
214 E 10th St
New York, NY 10003