The Locals’ Guide to Afternoon Tea for Mother’s Day in Harrogate

Afternoon tea for Mother’s Day in Harrogate

As Mother’s Day approaches, we thought that afternoon tea is a great way of treating your mum to something special. Afternoon tea is a big part of English culture but it actually only became a thing around 200 years ago. At that time, it was common … Continue reading

Scandi Street Food at its Best – Pølse!

Photo of the Scandi street food pulse (hot dogs) for Scandinavian cafe Baltzersen's in Harrogate

Since the popularity of street food seems to have risen recently, with great places such as Bundobust (a bar serving Indian street food in Leeds) making it into the Michelin Guide, we thought it would be a great idea to … Continue reading

Coffee in York: A Guide by Head Barista Niall

Photo of Kiosk in York for Baltzersen's Scandinavian cafe in Harrogate North Yorkshire for their blog on Coffee in York

Head barista Niall headed out of Harrogate in search of the best places for coffee in York. He’s put together this guide for those of you who were wondering where to get a delicious coffee in York. The Attic Gallery … Continue reading

Starling Independent Beer and Coffee House

Photo for the Baltzersen's Scandinavian cafe in Harrogate blog about the opening of Starling Independent Coffee and Beer House

Wednesday saw the opening of ‘Starling Independent Beer and Coffee House’ in the space formerly occupied by ‘Walrus and Carpenter’ and ‘Jakes’. Some of the team went along to the industry opening night on Tuesday to find out about our … Continue reading

What now for Baltzersen’s?

Photo os hampers knit by Grandma Baltzersens at Baltzersen's cafe in Harrogate

After almost 3 years of sharing our home on Oxford Street with our evening service Norse, they are relocating to a new site on Swan Road after a very successful Kickstarter campaign. The restaurant reached their target goal within just … Continue reading

Locals’ Guide to Kings Road (Part 2)

King's Road Harrogate

Our latest series of Locals’ Guides is going to look at different streets around Harrogate, focusing on the great indies each street has to offer. A couple of weeks ago we took a look at Kings Road, but as this … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Kings Road (Part 1)

Kings Road Harrogate

In the first of a series as part of our Locals’ Guides, we’ll be taking a look at the great indies you’ll find on different streets in Harrogate. We kick off with a focus on Kings Road – or, more … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Christmas Trees in Harrogate

Christmas trees in Harrogate

With just a couple of weeks to go until the big day, now is the perfect time to put up your Christmas decorations and enjoy the cosy festive feeling that only tinsel, fairy lights and too much chocolate can bring. … Continue reading

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