Making Baltzersen’s the best cafe in Harrogate


Making Baltzersens the best cafe in Harrogate: What We Can Do Better? Over 300 of you responded to our request for feedback and following on from the ten things you like about Baltzersen’s we wanted to address the 10 most … Continue reading

10 Reasons to Visit Baltzersen’s


10 reasons to visit Baltzersen’s September and October is often a time of change for us as we say goodbye to members of the team that are off to university or elsewhere.  They are replaced by new blood and the … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Greek and Turkish Restaurants in Harrogate

Greek and Turkish restaurants in Harrogate

Whatever’s happening with the weather, there’s still some sunshine to be found inside one of the growing selection of vibrant independent Greek and Turkish restaurants in Harrogate.  The trend that was started by the likes of Konak Meze and Istanbul … Continue reading

We can’t believe Baltzersen’s is 5 today


Everyone says it, but it’s true – time flies when you’re having fun. Today marks 5 years since we first opened the doors at Baltzersen’s.  It was such a big job to get those doors open, taking a shell and … Continue reading

Spotlight on: Heal Medical and Wellness Spa

We love nothing more than celebrating the best of independent businesses in Harrogate. Through our locals’ guides, covering everything from great places to eat to the best shops and much more, we’ve been championing the independent cause for a few … Continue reading

Christian’s Cafe and Kickstarter

Photo of Christian's cafe in Knaresborough for blog by Baltzersen's scandinavian cafe in Harrogate

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to be invited to the opening of the new Christians Café. Christian and his fiancée, Alice, grew up in Knaresborough and so the move from Crimple Hall to their home town … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Adult Education in Harrogate

Adult education in Harrogate includes community choir Rock Up and Sing!

As September approaches, there’s always a back-to-school feel in the air. Kids are busy choosing their new pencil cases, trying on school shoes and complaining about the impending start of term. But it’s also the time when there are lots … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide: Rainy Day Activities Around Harrogate

indoor play centres around Harrogate

Yes, we know it’s summer and we should be talking about all the great outdoor places you can explore with your children during the holidays. But the weather has been a bit flaky lately (to say the least) and it’s … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Pubs with Beer Gardens in Harrogate


Living in Harrogate, we are fortunate that we’re surrounded by beautiful countryside. When the weather is dry, there’s nothing better than enjoying the great outdoors and making the most of one of the best aspects of our area. For some, … Continue reading

Locals’ Guide to Harrogate: Dressing for Ladies’ Day

Ladies' Day

Ladies’ Day is an occasion for fashionistas to shine – even if the sun doesn’t. If you’re heading to the races in Yorkshire over the summer we’ve sourced some of the best Harrogate indies for your post frocks and fascinators. … Continue reading