The Locals’ Guide: Independent Cinemas near Harrogate

independent cinemas near Harrogate

As the long awaited Everyman cinema finally opens in Harrogate, movie fans can now choose between the town’s traditional 1930s Odeon complex and the more modern cinema experience offered by the newcomer, with comfy sofas and seat-side catering. However, for … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Brunch in Harrogate

Champagne Concept brunch

Nothing says lazy weekend better than a relaxed hour or two spent enjoying good company over a delicious brunch. Whether you prefer freshly-cooked bacon on a warm buttered muffin, pancakes drizzled with berry compote, or simply great coffee served with … Continue reading

Matcha and Turmeric Lattes: The Test

photo os Matcha and turmeric lattes at Baltzersen's Scandinavian cafe in Harrogate

We thought we’d put matcha and turmeric lattes to the test. They seem to be making an appearance on many menus at cafes and coffee shops across the country. We thought we’d test them both before considering them for our … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to the Best Burger in Harrogate

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With US burger brand Five Guys moving into Harrogate we felt it was the perfect time to review our town’s booming burger scene.  We took a beef patty taste tour around Harrogate to find out what our local independent restaurants … Continue reading

Harrogate Brunch Photo Shoot

Harrogate brunch

We love a relaxed Harrogate brunch as much as anyone but when it came to capturing the essence of lazy mornings at Baltzersen’s we had to make sure we were up bright and early before the customers arrived. When our … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to free things to do in Harrogate in the summer holidays

Visitors sitting at Brimham Rocks - one of many great free things to do in Harrogate!

As the summer holidays begin, those six long weeks stretching out ahead of you can feel a bit empty. Keeping the kids occupied without spending a fortune is something that many parents struggle with every year. Fear not! The Locals’ … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Al Fresco Dining in Harrogate

al fresco dining in Harrogate

We have a small outdoor area at Baltzersen’s and know how much our customers love to have some food or drink out there. As long as it’s not raining, we love a bit of al fresco dining in Harrogate! There … Continue reading

Wimbledon Waffles: the perfect way to enjoy Wimbledon in Harrogate!

Celebrate Wimbledon in Harrogate with Wimbledon Waffles at Baltzersen's Scandinavian cafe.

Think of Wimbledon and you probably think of strawberries and cream, Pimm’s on the lawn and hot summer days (or perhaps just the odd shower, now and then!). In recent years, British number one Andy Murray has been among the … Continue reading

How to have a happy indie Father’s Day in Harrogate

indie Father's Day

June 19 is fast approaching, and if you’re looking for something special to do for an indie Father’s Day in Harrogate, we’ve got a few ideas that might help. There are actually a number of events taking place in the … Continue reading

National day in Norway and Sweden: time to celebrate!

national day

At Baltzersen’s we love any opportunity for a celebration, so it’s lucky for us that Norway and Sweden each have an official national day when people celebrate their history and traditions with lots of delicious food, flag waving and fun! … Continue reading