Category Archives: Independent

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…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

Spotlight on….Starling Independent Beer & Coffee House

Starling, Harrogate

Our spotlight on local independent businesses continues as we swoop into the award-winning Starling Independent Beer & Coffee House for a chat with director Simon Midgley. Starling Independent Beer & Coffee House has been flying high after winning two awards … Continue reading

Spotlight on…Harrogate Food Assembly

Emma, Harrogate Food Assembly

Our feature on independent retailers continues with a look at Harrogate Food Assembly, which brings together local producers and local shoppers in an online Farmers’ Market. We caught up with busy owner Emma Povey. Background The Harrogate Food Assembly (HFA) … Continue reading

Spotlight on: Preyfour

Our series highlighting some of the best indies in Harrogate continues as we put on our best suit and call in at men and women’s fashion business Preyfour on Parliament Street to chat with owner Paul Lown. Background Paul has … Continue reading

Spotlight on: Imagined Things

Imagined Things

Here at Baltzersen’s, we are known for celebrating the best of Harrogate’s independent businesses and we’re delighted to welcome a new ‘edition’ to the scene. Local book shop, Imagined Things, owned by published author Georgia Duffy opened in the Westminster … Continue reading

Think Indie: Return of the Damn Yankee in Harrogate

Damn Yankee in Harrogate is set to re-open in November 2017

It’s great to hear that Damn Yankee, one of Harrogate’s oldest restaurants, is about to re-open its doors. There was widespread disappointment around town earlier this year when it was announced the restaurant was closing down with immediate effect. Anyone … Continue reading

Get your hot drinks to takeaway from Baltzersen’s this November

half price takeaway coffee baltzersens november

We recently surveyed our guests and one of the things that came back to us as a result was that there is a section of people that find us to be expensive.  We can understand that.  We’d frame ourselves as … 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

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