Tag Archives: independent business

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

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

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

Locals’ Guide to Cold Bath Road – Part 1: Food and Drink

cold bath road The Last Post

Cold Bath Road has been described as the Notting Hill of Harrogate – and rightly so. With more than 50 indie shops, salons and places to eat, it must surely be Harrogate’s most independent street. It’s rather unusual name dates back … 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

Signe Johansen brings hygge to Harrogate

How to hygge in Harrogate event with Signe Johansen hosted by Baltzesren's Scandinavian cafe at Harrogate Theatre

More than a little bit of hygge was in evidence at Harrogate Theatre when we invited Signe Johansen to share the secrets of the popular Scandinavian philosophy with the local community. As all things should, the night began with coffee … Continue reading