Billy and Kristin Allin, owners of Decatur favorite Cakes & Ale, are teaming with bakers David Garcia and Abigail Quinn to open Proof Bakeshop in Inman Park. When it launches in April, the bakery/coffeeshop will serve as the central kitchen for baked items served at Cakes & Ale and the team's forthcoming Bread & Butterfly.
"We want to ensure our guests are making their calories count," Garcia said in a prepared statement. "Our mission is to preserve traditional baking techniques while creating classic and original recipes. Breads and pastries are made the old-fashioned way: with a blend of whole wheat heirloom grains and white wheat flour. Croissants are made over a three-day process with all butter and are turned out by hand in house. Cakes and buttercream are made with European cultured butter and pies and other local seasonal fruit and vegetable pastries are made with organic fruits at their peak. We're not taking any shortcuts."
Garcia and Quinn currently run the bread and pastry programs for Cakes & Ale and the adjacent cafe/wine shop.
Proof will offer a variety of baked goods, including country sourdough, honey oat bread, English muffins, hand pies, Danishes, French macarons, croissants, and seasonal muffins, and a selection of sandwiches will be available as well. Located in the former Dough Bakery space at 100 Hurt Street NE, Proof will open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bread & Butterfly, an "all-day European cafe" is on track to open this fall in Inman Park's Inman Quarter development.