I'm going to be attending a conference at the Sheraton Downtown in early June. I'm staying at the Hilton Garden Inn. On the night of the organization's banquet (typical boring program and bad hotel food), I always skip it and go out on my own as that is one of the only times available to enjoy the local atmosphere.
Do any of you have favorite cafes in the downtown area that would be good for my solo night out? I do not want any chain restaurants or steak houses. The more unique the better.