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/songwriter Donovan with a 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 1980s, the menu broadened to serve, not only breakfast, but lunch and dinner to appeal to a wider audience. To this day, Mellow Yellow still specializes in 70s fare: quiche, crêpes, veggie burgers, and baked potato meals.