The bakery was a small storefront shop, with a large bake-room in back, the bake-room being three times as large as the shop. Madame Tina ran the store, while Monsieur Jules was always occupied in the bake-room.
The window was decorated with two signs which read "Home-made bread by the best modern machinery" and "Fresh Gingerbread Every Day".
The front door, when opened, rang a brass bell to signal the arrival of customers. The shop was filled with the fragrance of freshly baked bread, cakes, pies, doughnuts, and gingerbread.
The bake room was a long, low room filled with ovens, tables covered with pots and pans and bowls, and shelves filled with sugars and spices and sweet-smelling extracts. (John Dough and the Cherub)