Image: Falafel Pita

Last Updated: 8/27/2023

Current Status: The Navy Yard location is reopening on September 9! The new Georgetown location is open and doing brisk business. And an Union Market location is on the way.

Overview: Yellow is the Albi spinoff that created immediate fans. It is a 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.  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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Cuisine:  Eastern Mediterranean
Navy Yard (weekends): 1346 4th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Georgetown: 1524 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
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.

Michelin:  Earned a Bib Gourmand in 2023.