Mexican Food in Harrogate at FredagsTaco, Baltzersen’s

We are sure there are many of you that haven’t heard that Baltzersen’s do a taco night called ‘FredagsTaco’ on the first Friday of every month. Where have you been?! “Tacos?” we hear you say, “but they’re Mexican, what possible … Continue reading

Announcing FredagsTaco 2

The first FredagsTaco event has been and gone, and in all honesty it was a bit of a whirlwind!  It was really great to welcome so many people into the cafe on the evening, especially families, because we wanted to … Continue reading

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


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

Spotlight On: Cold Bath Deli

Cold Bath Deli Harrogate

Our series highlighting some of the best independent businesses in Harrogate continues with a visit to Cold Bath Deli, which opened its doors in December 2018 after a three month refurb project. We caught up with owners Peter and Tracey … 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