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

Happy birthday to Baltzersen’s!


It’s our birthday! On October 1 it will be four years since we opened the doors at Baltzersen’s. And what a great four years we’ve had! We’ve been featured regularly in national magazines and newspapers, and were finalists last year … Continue reading

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