The Locals’ Guide to Christmas Shopping in Harrogate

Christmas shopping in Harrogate

Christmas may sometimes feel overly commercial and dominated by big brands and huge advertising budgets. However, at Baltzersen’s we believe it’s a great time to #ThinkIndie. If you’re planning to go Christmas shopping in Harrogate, why not make the most … Continue reading

Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop

Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop

Around the world, gingerbread has been a festive favourite for many years. Something about the combination of the subtle spices is just perfect for a cold winter’s day when daylight hours are in short supply. Here at Baltzersen’s, we’ve run … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Independent Craft Shops in Harrogate

craft shops in Harrogate

With the Knitting & Stitching Show starting at the International Centre on November 24, we thought we’d take a look at some of the best craft shops in Harrogate. It’s boom time for crafting and there are some great local … Continue reading

Loose Leaf Tea: The new Baltzersen’s ‘Fika’ Blend

Cup-with-tea

Our Loose Leaf Tea We have been working with Paul and Ann, owners of Doncaster based ‘The Tea Experience‘, since before we opened the cafe back in 2012.  They have been very supportive of Baltzersen’s and have always provided us … Continue reading

Signe Johansen brings hygge to Harrogate

How to hygge in Harrogate event with Signe Johansen hosted by Baltzesren's Scandinavian cafe at Harrogate Theatre

More than a little bit of hygge was in evidence at Harrogate Theatre when we invited Signe Johansen to share the secrets of the popular Scandinavian philosophy with the local community. As all things should, the night began with coffee … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to the Best Sunday Lunch in Harrogate

Sunday lunch in Harrogate

As the weather turns colder there’s nothing like spending a few cosy weekend hours enjoying a proper roast dinner. Here’s our guide to the best places to enjoy a traditional Sunday lunch in Harrogate. We’ve widened the net to take … Continue reading

Coffee Training – CPD for Cafes

Coffee Training Latte Art

When we first opened Baltzersen’s we didn’t have a lot of knowledge in terms of coffee.  We knew that coffee was going to be an important part of the business but we had no experience.  After a brief morning of … Continue reading

The Locals’ guide to the Best Pizza in Harrogate

best pizza in Harrogate

Following hot on the heels of our guide to the best burger in Harrogate we decided to find out what the town’s independent pizza restaurants have to offer. We’ve tried to include as many as we can but if we’ve … Continue reading

Signe Johansen: Bringing hygge to Harrogate!

Signe Johansen

We’re unbelievably excited about presenting a special event with renowned food writer and cook Signe Johansen. It’s at Harrogate Theatre on 25th October, and we’d love you to join us! We’re not exaggerating when we say that Signe – or … Continue reading

Coffee Comparison: Batch Brew vs Americano

Photo of batch brew filter coffee made with Kenyan coffee by Maude coffee roasters in Leeds and an americano made with North star coffee roasters in leeds at Baltzersen's Scandinavian cafe in Harrogate for their blog about americana vs batch brew coffee

As you may have noticed, here at Baltzersen’s we recently introduced a batch brewed coffee option to our menu. As many of our guests are curious about the new brewing method, we thought we’d get head barista Niall and coffee … Continue reading