Spotlight on: Lighthouse

Lighthouse shop front

Our series highlighting some of the best indies in Harrogate continues with a look at Lighthouse Lighting & Living. A newcomer to the town’s independent scene, the shop opened on Cold Bath Road in July after relocating from Lancashire. We … Continue reading

Celebrating Saint Lucy’s Day at Baltzersen’s

Saffron buns, Baltzersens

In Scandinavia one of the biggest celebrations around Christmas time is Saint Lucy’s Day, or Sankta Lucia, on 13th December. The celebrations around this day come from stories told by the Monks who first brought Christianity to Sweden. Lucia was … Continue reading

Our Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop returns!

Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop

Gingerbread has been synonymous with Christmas for centuries, and it’s a firm festive favourite for our team here at Baltzersen’s. You can’t beat the smell of freshly-baked gingerbread to really get you in the spirit of this most wonderful time … Continue reading

Spotlight on: Imagined Things

Imagined Things

Here at Baltzersen’s, we are known for celebrating the best of Harrogate’s independent businesses and we’re delighted to welcome a new ‘edition’ to the scene. Local book shop, Imagined Things, owned by published author Georgia Duffy opened in the Westminster … Continue reading

Think Indie: Return of the Damn Yankee in Harrogate

Damn Yankee in Harrogate is set to re-open in November 2017

It’s great to hear that Damn Yankee, one of Harrogate’s oldest restaurants, is about to re-open its doors. There was widespread disappointment around town earlier this year when it was announced the restaurant was closing down with immediate effect. Anyone … Continue reading

Get your hot drinks to takeaway from Baltzersen’s this November

half price takeaway coffee baltzersens november

We recently surveyed our guests and one of the things that came back to us as a result was that there is a section of people that find us to be expensive.  We can understand that.  We’d frame ourselves as … Continue reading

Spotlight on: Le Gourmet

Le Gourmet

Our celebration of Harrogate’s best independent businesses continues with a look at the town centre deli, Le Gourmet. This family-run business has stood the test of time, with its range of sandwiches, ready meals and patisseries continuing to prove popular … Continue reading

Making Baltzersen’s the best cafe in Harrogate


Making Baltzersens the best cafe in Harrogate: What We Can Do Better? Over 300 of you responded to our request for feedback and following on from the ten things you like about Baltzersen’s we wanted to address the 10 most … Continue reading

10 Reasons to Visit Baltzersen’s


10 reasons to visit Baltzersen’s September and October is often a time of change for us as we say goodbye to members of the team that are off to university or elsewhere.  They are replaced by new blood and the … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Greek and Turkish Restaurants in Harrogate

Greek and Turkish restaurants in Harrogate

Whatever’s happening with the weather, there’s still some sunshine to be found inside one of the growing selection of vibrant independent Greek and Turkish restaurants in Harrogate.  The trend that was started by the likes of Konak Meze and Istanbul … Continue reading