WEST HOLLYWOOD/MELROSE—Au Fudge served its last dish on Sunday, July 15. The Melrose eatery, owned by actress Jessica Biel, will only cater for private events. The restaurant, which once served cocktails, savory entrées and brunch essentials like avocado toast, has stopped its service after two years.
The announcement was made on two posts from the restaurant’s Instagram page. The post on Saturday included a photo with a caption thanking patrons for support and noted the Sunday would be its last day. “Thank you for so many years of support. Tomorrow is our last day open at the restaurant, but more things to come from Au Fudge. As of Monday, July 16, we will be open for private events. And don’t forget to check out @AuFudgeCAMP at 1106 N La Cienega.”
The Sunday post confirmed the closure with the caption: “Today is our last day of regular business hours at Au Fudge the restaurant. We are still available for private events and @aufudgecamp is only a few blocks away! Thanks for all the support.”
Despite the restaurant’s closing, Au Fudge Camp will remain open. The camp focuses on social and educational development for children of four months to eight years old through a curriculum of activities like yoga and cooking.
There have been no reported reasons for the abrupt closing, but Biel disclosed during a appearance of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in 2017 that she had yet to experience making money in the restaurant business.
“Honestly, the restaurant business is way harder than being a producer,” she told Kimmel. “We’re not making money.”