Blum visits Christina's bakery and café

4 minutes

Tamsweg, Salzburg

Christina Bauer is a farmer who blogs and bakes. She inspires thousands of people online with her love for home baking and has also published several books. The design concept for her new bakery and café combines tradition and progress. Here, the friendly Salzburg native combines a bakery, a cosy café, her office and a warehouse and dispatch centre in one place. We met Christina, explored her bakery and café, and gained some exciting insights!


Consistent design concept

Anyone entering Christina's bakery is greeted by the delicious aroma of freshly baked bread. You feel it immediately: the 35 year old has created a feel-good place with great attention to detail and regional ties, which makes every baking fan's heart beat faster. The solid wood furniture is cosy yet functional. The traditional contrast was important to her, especially since Christina is very active in the digital world.


Christina's bakery in Tamsweg (Salzburg) welcomes many visitors every day.


Inside you will find a sales area, café, show kitchen, offices and a warehouse.

"The cabinet maker who planned and built all of the furniture is a long-standing family friend. He has already worked on our kitchen at home and furnished our holiday apartments a few years ago," explains professional baker Christina Bauer. "We thought carefully about how we wanted to divide the space. Through our business, we already had a lot of experience of how the processes work and have been able to determine which areas should be located where," the blogger explains further.

"The cabinet maker has been working with Blum for a very long time – all our furniture at home also has Blum fittings."
Christina explains how her bakery and café were created.
Christina explains how her bakery and café were created.

The style reflects her personal taste. Solid wood elements combined with black steel symbolise the mixture of modern and traditional. "Solid wood is robust, high-quality and durable. For example, if a front were ever to break, it can easily be repaired again or replaced," explains the businesswoman.

The spacious show kitchen is located in the centre of the bakery next to the shop. Here, visitors can look over Christina's shoulder during small demonstrations, learn tips and tricks, and talk shop about her favourite subject: baking.


The show kitchen is not only ideal for baking demonstrations, but is also used for cooking and baking bread for the café.

Show kitchen with smart touches

"When baking, it's ideal to have all my utensils clearly arranged and immediately to hand," says the expert. She bakes fresh bread rolls especially for us and shows us her favourite feature of the show kitchen. In the spacious solid wood drawer, she is able to find small and large utensils right away.


Small baking utensils such as the bread roll stamp are stored in the clearly arranged solid wood drawer.

Since this is also where the food is served for the café's guests, the kitchen has plenty of storage space for dishes and glasses. Thanks to the large AVENTOS HF lift system, the breakfast table is set for a cosy get-together in a flash.


The spacious wall cabinet with AVENTOS lift system contains lots of glasses and coffee service.

Christina has conveniently stored bowls and dishes in the smooth-running solid wood pull-out.
Christina has conveniently stored bowls and dishes in the smooth-running solid wood pull-out.

Focus on regionality and sustainability

Regionality and sustainability are especially close to Christina's heart. Thanks to a cooperation with a local mill, a variety of flours are available for purchase. In the bakery itself, there is a flour mill and countless varieties of unpackaged baking ingredients such as seeds, grains and cereals that can be freshly ground on site and taken away in their own containers.


Customers can fill beautiful glass containers with the desired amount of grains, seeds, cereal, etc. themselves and take them home.

In the kitchen, the SPACE TOWER tall cabinet with individual pull-out inner drawers functions as a pantry. The desired flour, malt and spices are immediately to hand.


Overview and organisation are essential for baking professionals like Christina.

Clever details for busy everyday life

When kneading dough, it is not uncommon for your hands to be covered in flour or leftover dough. The waste bin pull-out, which opens withSERVO-​DRIVEat a single touch, is a practical detail that Christina can no longer live without.


So that the flour does not dirty the fronts, the touch-to-open electrical opening of the waste bin pull-out, using SERVO-DRIVE uno, is particularly practical.

The SPACE STEP plinth solution was requested by the women who work in the café. "One of our colleagues is quite short. She suggested this idea so that she can easily refill the beans in the big coffee machine. Everyone loves this step," explains Christina, laughing.


The built-in plinth step enables everyone to fill the coffee machine with ease, no matter how tall they are!

Presentation area and storage space in one

The solid wood shop counters are also tailor-made. The discreet drawers contain a stock of shop items, have a smooth running action and provide an excellent view of the contents.


Useful storage space integrated into the shop counter – tailor-made for the bakery.

New projects are already in the works

Following the successful implementation of the new bakery, Christina has other plans in the pipeline to keep her busy. The creative Salzburg native is already working on her next big project: an online baking course to help her fans learn step-by-step how to bake handmade delicacies.

What does she like most about her bakery and café? Christina doesn't have to think twice: "My team is the most important and best thing about it for me. Without these hard-working people, who give their best every day, it wouldn't work," she says, visibly proud.


Christina and her team extend a warm welcome to all visitors to the bakery.

You can find out more about Christina's career, her wide range of baking ideas and the recipe for her delicious Sonntagszopf (a Swiss braided bread) in our Blum Inspirations magazine. A new magazine is released every year and is packed full of articles on interior design, food culture and the latest trends from the world of furniture.

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