Spotlight On…Caine of Harrogate

Potted plants in Harrogate at Caine of Harrogate

Florist Caine of Harrogate has been creating bespoke floral arrangements for clients near and far for more than 19 years, we paid a visit to the John Street shop to learn the secret of its success. John Street has a … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Isles of Wonder

Stewart Aldred, Isles of Wonder

In the latest of our features on independent retailers, we head towards Isles of Wonder in Montpellier Mews where owner Stewart Aldred is passionate about creating a home for British craftsmanship and design. Work can be a drudgery but it … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Gather & Stow

In the latest of our spotlight on features, we return to the vibrant King’s Road to meet Ange Maughan from Gather & Stow and talk about cool interiors and quality coffee. Go to Gather & Stow and three things happen. … Continue reading

Dairy is Wary as Plant Based Milk is on the Rise

We have been stocking plant based milk options pretty much forever, but this year we’ve stepped up our game adding coconut and oat milk to our selection (to join soya and almond).   Manufacturers have done a much better job … Continue reading

Why Reviews are Important

In recent surveys 73% of people said that online reviews influenced their perception of businesses and 40% said they had used online customer reviews to research a cafe or restaurant – the joint highest response along with hotels. Asking people … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Cold Bath Brewing

Cold Bath Brewing Company

In the latest of our features on Harrogate independent retailers, we tap into the vibrant bar scene and talk lager, labels and location with Mick Wren, one of the trio owners of the new name in town, Cold Bath Brewing … Continue reading

Can You Help a Baltzersen’s Guest With Their Master’s?

One thing we’re really proud of at Baltzersen’s is the community we’ve built around the cafe. Over the past five years we’ve got to know some of guests well and we love catching up with our regulars, whether you’re popping … Continue reading

Drink like a Barista – 5 Reasons to Try our Batch Brew Coffee

Batch brew and cake at Baltzersen's, Harrogate

We’ve had batch brew or filter coffee on the menu for ages now, but we think it’s an undervalued product and that we should be making more.  Before we go any further lets just be clear that batch brew/filter are … Continue reading

Introducing our new chef, Andy Cunningham

If you’ve ever eaten at Baltzersen’s, it’s likely that you’ll have already met some of our kitchen team. More often than not, they’re the ones who will bring you your food when it’s ready, allowing them to present it to … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Santar Deli

In the latest of our feature on independent retailers, we stroll over to King’s Road and the Santar deli to meet owner Sandra Fernandes who is bringing the tastes of her native Portugal to enthusiastic customers. Making the life-changing move … Continue reading