While not as flashy or famous as some of the more well known Downtown eateries, Munjoy Hill restaurants standout for quality, unpretentious and iconic dining. Many locals start their day with a stop at Hilltop Coffee Shop (90 Congress Street; 207-780-0025; www.hilltopcoffeeshop.com). This local coffee house features a welcoming rustic décor with touches of artfully designed iron pieces. The menu consists of gourmet pastries and light fare including blueberry crumble bars, salted dulce de leche brownies with chocolate ganache, and even vegan apple cake. The star of the show, however, is the coffee which is made from globally acquired beans – delicious! For lunch and brunch, the Front Room (73 Congress Street, 207-773-3366; www.thefrontroomrestaurant.com) is an excellent choice. Here you can find hearty cuisine with a distinctive Maine flair. Menu standouts include goat cheese salad, lamb shepherd’s pie and the tantalizing gnocchi, spinach, bacon and eggs. Be sure to indulge in this restaurant’s excellent offerings of Maine craft beers, as well. Dinner is a truly special event on Munjoy Hill with such leading lights as Bar Lola and The Blue Spoon satisfying foodies in search of artfully prepared cuisine. At Bar Lola (100 Congress Street; 207-775-5652; www.barlola.net), the theme is definitely upscale and gourmet with menu offerings that feature locally sourced foods. Menu highlights include Ricotta Stuffed Tortellini with Escarole and Fresh Herbs; Cavendish Farm Quail with Fava Beans and Presque Isle Potatoes; and Milk Poached Pork Ribs with Glazed Cabbage and Chestnuts. The Blue Spoon (89 Congress Street; 207-773-1116) features a similar emphasis on in-season ingredients with a refreshing take on creativity in the kitchen. This is evidenced in such favorite dishes as white mussels steamed to perfection, mozarella fritters, creamy polenta and pork, and burgers from organically raised cattle.