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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 break that is a little more inspiring and enjoyable.

Working in the wonderful town of Harrogate, we are surrounded by many independent and delightful lunch spots. From some well-known local businesses to some little hidden treasures, here are some of the best lunch break spots in Harrogate.


22 Oxford Street, Harrogate

Baltzersens Harrogate

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Baltzersens is a well-known name in the Harrogate café scene. With Yorkshire produce and a Scandinavian touch, everything on their menu is tempting and delicious. 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.

Tilly Peppers

49 Cold Bath Road, Harrogate

Tilly Peppers Harrogate

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Coffee? Check. Food? Check. Charm? Check… when can we go?

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

2 Westmoreland Street, Harrogate  

Westmoreland Coffee House

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Another independent Harrogate café, this lovely coffee house 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 that embark on the more central café in Harrogate. If you fancy a salad box in spring, or some warming soup in Autumn, there is plenty to treat yourself too.

Deli Bar 

23 Regent Parade, Harrogate

Deli Bar Harrogate

Left image via Dan Harris and right image via Deli Bar 

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. 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.

Little Breads

160 King’s Road, Harrogate

Little Breads Harrogate

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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!

Bean & Bud

14 Commercial Street, Harrogate

Bean and Bud Harrogate

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This award-winning coffee house specialises in coffee and teas but also makes fresh sandwiches each morning. Located on Commercial street, Bean & Bud is great if you’re popping into town to grab a quick bite. With lovely relishes, chutneys, and jams, these sandwiches do not disappoint. And at £3.90, you get a lot more flavour and food for your money when compared to the usual supermarket sandwiches.

Manna Bakery

34c Cold Bath Road, Harrogate

Manna Bakery Harrogate

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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 and you shouldn’t even feel guilty about indulging in it. 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.

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