Proof Is In The Pudding | Richmond
Bridge Rd has always been Richmond’s ugly duckling—Swan Street is trendy, Victoria Street is edgy (or sketchy, depending on who you ask). Bridge Road is...yeah.
But trust us, the worm is starting to turn. Little by little, venue by venue, this is becoming a very tasty strip indeed.
Exhibit A: Proof Is In The Pudding. This is the second venue for Isabelle’s Bach and her runaway cake juggernaut. This time she’s back with an all new cafe space, dishing up homemade cakes, tasty dessert treats and even house-baked sausage rolls. It’s just opened up on Bridge Road.
“We’d grown beyond our prior store very quickly,” says Isabelle. “There was a huge demand for desserts, as well as high tea functions. With our huge new space, I’ll now be able to deliver sweetness and smiles to everyone that craves them.”
It is huge, this space. Much bigger than the South Yarra digs. You can tell Isabelle’s built it with functions in mind. And if you had to nail down a theme, it’d be industrial Richmond warehouse meets Alice in Wonderland. There’s greenery dangling from the exposed ceiling, an eye-popping flower wall, polished terrazzo floors and plenty of table space. The perfect spot for a cuppa and a slice of cake.
Now, the cakes...If you haven’t tried Proof Is In The Pudding before, strap yourself in. Isabelle bakes some of the best and most decadent desserts in Melbourne. Nutella Tim Tam Cheesecakes, Carrot Cake (spiced up nicely, and piped a cream cheese filling), Tim Tam Mud Cake, Red Velvet Cake—you can get them all here.
There's also $4 cupcakes, $5 slices of toasted banana bread and $5 Belgian fudge brownies.
“My favourite is the Crack Pie,” says Isabelle. “It’s the perfect combination of butter, sugar and cinnamon. Highly addictive.”
Proof Is In The Pudding is also now serving some savoury treats, including a triple cheese toasty and Isabelle’s home-baked sausage rolls. There's even a chickpea tikka curry on there. The coffee comes from the guys at Five Senses.
Keep an eye on Proof’s social pages for info about upcoming events. Isabelle’s been running dessert trivia, who-dunnit murder nights (with cake), and even dessert yum cha (our personal favourite).
Image credit: Sammy Green