Category Archives: Events

An Indie Business Perspective on the UCI World Championships

Paul Rawlinson, owner of Baltzersen’s, writes his view on what has happened over the course of the UCI World Road Cycling Championships in Harrogate: Put 10 business owners and 10 residents in a room and you’ll get a whole host … Continue reading

October FredagsRamen: The Aftermath!

FredagsRamen at Baltzersen's

Our first FredagsRamen took place in the cafe a few weeks ago now, and while we’ve been a little busy doing up the new coffee shop we’re opening in Harrogate and planning the next FredagsRamen on 30th November, we thought … Continue reading

We’re Hosting The Imagined Things November Book Club

Georgia, Imagined Things Bookshop, Harrogate

It’s been almost 12 months since we published our ‘Spotlight’ feature on indie bookshop Imagined Things, and for owner Georgia Duffy it’s been a whirlwind year. From winning the Pan Macmillan Independent Bookshop Innovation Award and celebrating the shop’s first … Continue reading

Announcing FredagsRamen at Baltzersen’s

Earlier this year we ran a series of events called FredagsTaco and they were legitimately grounded in the modern Swedish tradition of Fredagsmys and staying in on a Friday evening to enjoy tacos and time with your family.   We wrote … Continue reading

Baltzersen’s celebrates Norwegian Constitution Day


It’s Norway’s national day on May 17 so we’re preparing to celebrate it in typical Norwegian style – with lots of flags, delicious food, and fun! Our owner Paul has family in Norway; indeed, a 100-year-old recipe book belonging to … Continue reading

Mexican Food in Harrogate at FredagsTaco, Baltzersen’s

We are sure there are many of you that haven’t heard that Baltzersen’s do a taco night called ‘FredagsTaco’ on the first Friday of every month. Where have you been?! “Tacos?” we hear you say, “but they’re Mexican, what possible … Continue reading

Announcing FredagsTaco 2

The first FredagsTaco event has been and gone, and in all honesty it was a bit of a whirlwind!  It was really great to welcome so many people into the cafe on the evening, especially families, because we wanted to … Continue reading

Fredagsmys and Fredagskos

fredagsmys definition

Fredagsmys and Fredagskos Back in December Paul was browsing through a shop in Ilkley and he came across a book entitled ‘Lagom’.  It’s not a new book but he hadn’t had the chance to leaf through it and one of … Continue reading

Celebrating Saint Lucy’s Day at Baltzersen’s

Saffron buns, Baltzersens

In Scandinavia one of the biggest celebrations around Christmas time is Saint Lucy’s Day, or Sankta Lucia, on 13th December. The celebrations around this day come from stories told by the Monks who first brought Christianity to Sweden. Lucia was … Continue reading

Our Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop returns!

Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop

Gingerbread has been synonymous with Christmas for centuries, and it’s a firm festive favourite for our team here at Baltzersen’s. You can’t beat the smell of freshly-baked gingerbread to really get you in the spirit of this most wonderful time … Continue reading