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

The Locals’ Guide to Al Fresco Dining in Harrogate

al fresco dining in Harrogate

We have a small outdoor area at Baltzersen’s and know how much our customers love to have some food or drink out there. As long as it’s not raining, we love a bit of al fresco dining in Harrogate! There … Continue reading

Wimbledon Waffles: the perfect way to enjoy Wimbledon in Harrogate!

Celebrate Wimbledon in Harrogate with Wimbledon Waffles at Baltzersen's Scandinavian cafe.

Think of Wimbledon and you probably think of strawberries and cream, Pimm’s on the lawn and hot summer days (or perhaps just the odd shower, now and then!). In recent years, British number one Andy Murray has been among the … Continue reading

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