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Current Status: They are open for counter-service dining with outdoor tables and take-out. 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

Overview: Yellow is the Albi-adjacent (just wanted to use the throw-back meaning!) cafe serving pastries and pitas.  Albi’s pastry team cooks up the baked goods in the French style, but adds flavors from the Levant.  So, you get croissant with Za’atar or a honey walnut date bun.  At lunch things move to the flavor-bombs we have come to expect from Michael Rafridi. The pita sandwiches are very good – the lamb pita made Tim Carman’s DC sandwich highlight list. The food is cooked in Albi’s giant open kitchen that you can see through the glass, adding a dichotomy to the cute, small space that Yellow operates out of. There are other goodies that are sweet (like cookies) or healthier (like salad).  Coffee is from counter culture and under the supervision of an aficionado.

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Neighborhood:  SE/Navy Yard
Cuisine:  Eastern Mediterranean
Address: 1346 4th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Reservations:  Walk-in

Other Critics/Voices:

Washington Post:  Tom’s positive take – joint review with Baker’s Daughter.  Tim’s sandwich round-up.

Washingtonian – 10 breakfast spots worth rolling out of bed for. 

WCP – Laura gives the interesting story on the manager/coffee director.