Mellow Yellow has been a Hyde Park fixture since its opening in 1976. Ken Pelletier, owner of this vintage eatery, dreamed of capturing the style of Yellow Fingers Restaurant in New York City.His daughters wrote a letter to singer/songwriterDonovan with the request to use the song title Mellow Yellow for the name of the restaurant, to which he agreed, at no charge. The restaurant was opened with a simple, but popular menu of only crêpes.
In the early 1980’s, the menu broadened, toserve not only breakfast, but lunch and dinner to appeal to a wider audience. Tothis day, Mellow Yellow still specializes in 70’s flair: quiche, Crêpes, veggie burgers, and baked potato meals.