If you’re looking for a little place to eat or drink some tea and relax you can head on over to Hiroko’s Place in SoHo. It is a rather nondescript restaurant with a deep-red awning on Thompson Street, but easy to spot when you’re looking for it, with a banner sporting an modernly illustrated girl. The interior is a mix and match setup with couches and old tables where everything is comfortably worn. The food is homey (I recommend the Hamburg Rice) while the tea and coffee are more modern. And to top it off they have manga to read along with art books and fashion magazines though of course in Japanese. Still its nice to pick up something and flip through while waiting for that cup of tea.