Paul and Matt’s 36hrs to find the Best Tacos in London

Best Tacos in London

Paul and Matt’s 36hrs to find the Best Tacos in London Our last blog introduced the idea of ‘Fredagsmys’ and our first FredagsTaco event that will take place in the cafe on Friday 2nd March 2018.  It’s going to be … Continue reading

Fredagsmys and Fredagskos

fredagsmys definition

Fredagsmys and Fredagskos Back in December Paul was browsing through a shop in Ilkley and he came across a book entitled ‘Lagom’.  It’s not a new book but he hadn’t had the chance to leaf through it and one of … Continue reading

What’s new at Baltzersen’s in 2018

Baltzersen's

We wrote this blog post weeks ago, but the website decided to break on us so it’s only now that we can publish it – albeit with a bit of updating first. 2017 was the busiest year we’ve ever had … Continue reading

Simple ways to have more hygge in your life this Christmas

hygge at Christmas

It’s all too easy during the hectic festive season to get bogged down in to-do lists, shopping, cooking, wrapping and more. It’s a busy time of year and here at Baltzersen’s we have been thinking of ways to embrace the … Continue reading

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