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

La Feria Restaurant Opening Party

Photo of La feria restaurant in Harrogate menu taken for Baltzersen's blog a scandinavian cafe in harrogate

For the few of you who may be unaware of La Feria, it is a Spanish tapas and rotisserie restaurant in Harrogate. Recently, the well-established restaurant moved location, just around the corner from it’s original site. The new spot is … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to the best sandwiches in Harrogate

Find the best sandwiches in Harrogate at Baltzersen's scandinavian cafe

There may be thousands of people working in businesses around Harrogate town centre, but it is widely felt that the opportunities for a good lunch are strangely few and far between. Unless you want to sit in at one of … Continue reading

#ThinkIndie – Independents in Harrogate

Photo of Scandinavian cafe Baltzersen's in Harrogate

Over the last couple of weeks, the Harrogate Advertiser have been helping us a long with our #ThinkIndie campaign. Urging locals and visitors alike to shop in Harrogate’s amazing range of independent shops, cafés and restaurants. We thought this would … Continue reading

Fika: Swedish-style afternoon tea in Harrogate

afternoon tea in Harrogate

We’ve all heard of afternoon tea – but were you aware that the Swedish have a similar concept? ‘Fika’ is traditionally a coffee break accompanied by a sweet baked treat – and it’s a big thing in Swedish culture. It’s … Continue reading

A helping of hygge in Harrogate

Cosy jumpers and candles in Baltzersen's Scandinavian cafe in Harrogate, an example of hygge

Imagine this: Reading a book by a roaring fire while a gale howls outside. Drinking mulled wine with friends dressed in chunky knitwear. A bowl of steaming broth on a solid oak table. The warm glow of candlelight. A duvet day eating … Continue reading

International Waffle Day – 25th March

Photo of a waffles at Baltzersen's Scandinavian cafe in harrogate for international waffle day

Our waffles have been a favourite from the word go. With International Waffle Day approaching we thought we would share our recipe for how to make the best (gluten free) waffles! (And some salted caramel to go with them!)  International … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide: Family activities in Harrogate for the Easter holidays

Dozens of flavours of ice cream in Harrogate

From things to do on a rainy day to outdoor activities that will help the kids to burn off some energy, there are plenty of fun family activities in Harrogate and the surrounding area. Here’s our Locals’ Guide to family activities for Easter and school holidays. Continue reading

Easter in Norway

Photo of painted eggs in Scandinavian cafe Baltzersen's in Harrogate

Easter in Norway: Traditions Easter in Norway is still a very prominent festival. Though many people are no longer religious, religious traditions are carried out none-the-less. The traditional colour which symbolises Easter in Norway is yellow. Another important traditional symbol … Continue reading