Yellow Church Cafe

Eclectic | New American
One of the best

There’s no better signal that a restaurant is going to be good than a delectable aroma. Upon walking in the door of this very cute little former church building, I nearly swooned at the smell of freshly baked “Heavenly Loaf” — large individual rolls baked for making sandwiches. Their appetite-rousing hot perfume of cheddar cheese, garlic, herbs, butter, and yeasty bread itself were assurance that I was about to eat very well indeed.

Into one of these big fresh buns are piled bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and garlic aioli, making a memorable sandwich. Heavenly loaf also is used for a grilled cheese sandwich and a chicken sandwich, and it comes on the side of steamed clams. Burgers, on the other hand, are put on chewier house-baked ciabatta rolls, whereas club sandwiches come on focaccia.

Pieces of focaccia are grilled to accompany a marvelous “small plate” titled spicy prawns. These are snappy, good size prawns sauteed with peppery roasted tomato sauce, adding up to an appetizer (or small meal) that almost literally takes one’s breath a way.

When we declaimed our appreciation of the kitchen’s chili — loaded with big hunks of steak, not burger, and spiced with a radiant hail of pepper — the waitress explained that the chef, Oscar Guitron, is from Mexico, and that the recipe is the one his mother used to make. “It’s just small town chili,” she said. Small town, grand flavor!

Layer cakes are large and alluring, cut into massive slices that theoretically would be enough for two people. But really, they’re too delicious to share. One of the servers here said that they had a customer who liked the carrot cake so much that she was going to ask to be buried in it!

The Yellow Church Cafe is open every day, but breakfast is served only Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

What to Eat
Yellow Church Cafe, B.L.A.T. Sandwich
B.L.A.T. Sandwich
Bacon, lettuce, avocado, and tomato are all just fine, but what puts this sandwich over the top is the house-baked "Heavenly Bread," which is redolent of cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, shot through with garlic and herbs, and glistening with butter.
Yellow Church Cafe, Chili
Chili contains large hunks of tender, flavorful steak. It is just-right spicy.
Yellow Church Cafe, Spicy Prawns
Spicy Prawns
The prawns' fire-roasted tomato sauce is zesty enough to make a tongue tingle. Grilled focaccia and fresh orange slices are the perfect complements.
Yellow Church Cafe, Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cake
Moist, dense, and deliriously chocolaty layer cake is a house specialty.
Yellow Church Cafe, Carrot Cake
Carrot Cake
Devastating, delicious carrot cake. We were told that one customer liked it so much that she declared she wanted to be buried in it!
Yellow Church Cafe, Black Bean Soup
Black Bean Soup
Meaty black bean soup could be a meal unto itself.
Yellow Church Cafe, Winter Pear Salad
Winter Pear Salad
Pears are grilled for this winter salad, which also sports blue cheese and pickled onions. It is here accompanied by orange vinaigrette.
Directions and Hours
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
5 stops | 120 MILES | 2 hr 7 min

Road Trip Overview

A road trip over the Cascades through Snoqualmie Pass leads not only to a bucolic, big-sky Washington State and some of the most wonderful fruit stands (apples especially!), but also to memorable restaurants.

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Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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