The Locals’ Guide to the Best Bike Shops in Harrogate

Head to Prologue on Cold Bath Road for all you need when you're cycling in Harrogate

Ever since the announcement that the Tour de France was coming to Yorkshire, Harrogate has had a reputation as a great place for cyclists. With a growing number of local cycle paths – not to mention nearby routes out into … Continue reading

Locals’Guide to Cold Bath Road Shopping: Part 2

Cold Bath Road shopping

Following on from our guide to independent food and drink on Cold Bath Road, here’s a round-up of the best independent Cold Bath Road shopping. One of the charms of Cold Bath Road shopping is the selection of longstanding family … Continue reading

Locals’ Guide to Cold Bath Road – Part 1: Food and Drink

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Cold Bath Road has been described as the Notting Hill of Harrogate – and rightly so. With more than 50 indie shops, salons and places to eat, it must surely be Harrogate’s most independent street. It’s rather unusual name dates back … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Afternoon Tea for Mother’s Day in Harrogate

Afternoon tea for Mother’s Day in Harrogate

As Mother’s Day approaches, we thought that afternoon tea is a great way of treating your mum to something special. Afternoon tea is a big part of English culture but it actually only became a thing around 200 years ago. At that time, it was common … Continue reading

Scandi Street Food at its Best – Pølse!

Photo of the Scandi street food pulse (hot dogs) for Scandinavian cafe Baltzersen's in Harrogate

Since the popularity of street food seems to have risen recently, with great places such as Bundobust (a bar serving Indian street food in Leeds) making it into the Michelin Guide, we thought it would be a great idea to … Continue reading

Coffee in York: A Guide by Head Barista Niall

Photo of Kiosk in York for Baltzersen's Scandinavian cafe in Harrogate North Yorkshire for their blog on Coffee in York

Head barista Niall headed out of Harrogate in search of the best places for coffee in York. He’s put together this guide for those of you who were wondering where to get a delicious coffee in York. The Attic Gallery … Continue reading

Starling Independent Beer and Coffee House

Photo for the Baltzersen's Scandinavian cafe in Harrogate blog about the opening of Starling Independent Coffee and Beer House

Wednesday saw the opening of ‘Starling Independent Beer and Coffee House’ in the space formerly occupied by ‘Walrus and Carpenter’ and ‘Jakes’. Some of the team went along to the industry opening night on Tuesday to find out about our … Continue reading

What now for Baltzersen’s?

Photo os hampers knit by Grandma Baltzersens at Baltzersen's cafe in Harrogate

After almost 3 years of sharing our home on Oxford Street with our evening service Norse, they are relocating to a new site on Swan Road after a very successful Kickstarter campaign. The restaurant reached their target goal within just … Continue reading

Locals’ Guide to Kings Road (Part 2)

King's Road Harrogate

Our latest series of Locals’ Guides is going to look at different streets around Harrogate, focusing on the great indies each street has to offer. A couple of weeks ago we took a look at Kings Road, but as this … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Kings Road (Part 1)

Kings Road Harrogate

In the first of a series as part of our Locals’ Guides, we’ll be taking a look at the great indies you’ll find on different streets in Harrogate. We kick off with a focus on Kings Road – or, more … Continue reading