When it comes to our lunch breaks, many of us resort to the usual, plain, and uninspiring supermarket sandwiches. But after a hard morning at the office, you deserve a lunch in Harrogate that is a little more inspiring and enjoyable. We are surrounded by many independent and delightful lunch spots. From some well-known local businesses to some little hidden treasures, we’ve updated our favourite lunch deals and sandwich shops in Harrogate.
For a Scandi Lunch in Harrogate
22 Oxford Street, Harrogate
Baltzersens is a well-known name in the Harrogate café scene and now offers a restaurant and a standalone coffee shop just next door. With Yorkshire produce and a Scandinavian touch, everything on their menu is tempting and delicious. We also love their new eco-friendly cup initiative! Bring your own cup or buy a reusable cup for 15 and enjoy £10 of credit to spend at Baltzersens. Either way, disposable cups are a thing of the past.
Of course, you can sit and eat in the wonderfully cosy and casual café or outside eating area, but they have also created a lunch option designed for those on the go! Their take away lunch deal allows you to take a sandwich, mini brownie, and a hot drink for just £6. Whether featuring their famously delicious salad, or local halloumi and delicious houmous, they have a couple of lovely options each day. And their chocolate brownies are pretty spectacular – Nutella and classic chocolate being a firm favourite of ours. This lunch deal will leave you feeling satisfied and ready to tackle the rest of the afternoon.
For the perfect blend of fresh food and familiarity
49 Cold Bath Road, Harrogate
This family-run café is like visiting your friend’s home for lunch – it’s familiar, cosy, and extremely friendly. This special gem offers a personal experience that leaves you coming back for more. With a selection of salads, wraps, sandwiches, cakes, and more, this lovely café really does have something for everyone! For those who are pushed for time on their lunch break, you can order food to go. If you have any dietary requirements, the team is more than happy to accommodate for them and create something that is perfect for you. It’s no wonder they won Harrogate’s Hospitality & Tourism ‘Team of the Year’ award! If you have time to stop, their lovely interior is quaint and unique, a perfect setting after a recent renovation! Situated on Cold Bath road. Tilly Peppers is a short walk from the town centre and on a lovely and fashionable street in Harrogate.
Westmoreland Coffee House
For amazing coffee and that reclaimed wood vibe
2 Westmoreland Street, Harrogate
Another independent Harrogate café, this lovely coffee house is just a minute away from the Zelst HQ and has plenty of charm and delicious homemade goodness. Situated on Westmoreland street, this café is a 10-minute walk from the town centre, but is worth stretching those legs for as you can beat the lunchtime crowds! If you fancy a salad box in The café has just undergone a refurbishment and the décor is looking lovely! With an updated menu, there is plenty to choose from.
For excellent coffee and cake
35 Cheltenham Crescent , Harrogate
No35 is a lovely little coffee escape in central Harrogate. They take their coffee seriously and serve delightful bagels and cakes. If you’re planning on a working lunch, this coffee shop is the perfect place to set up your laptop and fuel up while getting stuff done! And if you’re lucky, you might even meet the famous resident cockapoo, Walter.
For a proper Yorkshire lunch
23 Regent Parade, Harrogate
This little deli is perfect for getting a sandwich, wrap, panini, or salad box to go. You can even ring them in advance with your order and it will be ready and waiting for when you arrive. Perfect for those pushed for time! With a salad bar full of fresh foods, you can mix and match your sandwich filling or salad combination. Or for a proper Yorkshire snack, dig into a pie. If you have a sweet tooth, you can even treat yourself to one of their sweet goodies. You can find the Deli Bar on Regent Parade.
For something a bit different
160 King’s Road, Harrogate
Their goal is to ‘offer you a taste sensation to brighten up your day’, and they do just that. You haven’t quite seen sweet treats until you see what Little Breads has to offer. Caramel fudge flapjack, millionaire brownies, Ferrero Rocher brownie bomb… need we say more? Of course, you need a bit of savoury with that chocolate (if we must), but Little Breads has you covered on that front. With daily specials and a variety of paninis and sandwiches, the menu is perfect for a lunch break. They even have their own van which has a daily route offering salads and paninis – perfect if you don’t have time to leave the office. Take a look at their website to see if they pass your workplace!
For the bread lover’s dream come true
34c Cold Bath Road, Harrogate
If you have a soft spot for artisan bakery, you will love this bakery on Cold Bath Road. Famous for its delicious artisan breads, you can get a sandwich to go or sit in. With various bread-specials, this place is carb-heaven but doesn’t stop at bread! Try the onion bhaji scotch egg, a sausage roll or one of the homemade pies for a carbtastic lunch in Harrogate. This bakery really sets a high bread standard that can’t be beaten. Warning: you won’t be able to settle for shop-bought bread again.
Thug Sandwich Co
For the pigs in duvets
2A Albert Street
Not as scary as it sounds, Thug Sandwich Co is a hidden gem in Harrogate town centre. Choose a sandwich or salad box with amazing combos such as the curried chicken and mango, pulled pork, or KFCaesar. If you’re after something lighter, the pig in a duvet, lamb belly fingers or scotch bhaji aren’t to be missed! To sample a selection of Thug’s delights, why not order one of the sandwich platters for your next working lunch?
We love supporting local independent places to grab a coffee or a bite for lunch in Harrogate. We feature our favourites on Instagram, so follow along for brunch recommendations at the weekends!
Featured image by Harrogate Holidays