where's a low key affordable, non-snobby place with option to get good quality vegetarian food--just to have a few options--(the place doesn't have to be or preach vegetarianism); that has microbrews. that has quality coffee. that isn't a chain, and that a solo drinker/diner would be comfortable or waiting meeting a friend for drinks/food after work. something that is a little more comfortable for arty folks; you'd have a chance to be a regular and get to know the staff and regulars. i love fanelli's a lot, but sometimes the crowd gets to me. i also want to actually hear a conversation because i have a hearing loss. historic bars a plus. looking for something near 6 bleecker/fvbd bwy stops, but anything around that whole area of noho/soho/east village/bowery is worth the walk for me from work.