Located in the beautiful Derwent Valley, Tasmania

Sunday, July 29, 2012

a visit to Betty's cafe in Harrogate

It has been a tumultuous (not sure why I have used that word, I must be reading too many gossip magazines at the moment!) week for me.  I sure had my fair share of ups and downs.  But that is life, isn't it?  With out getting too philosophical, I think I needed to share a light hearted post today and I took a look through my images from my recent trip overseas.  A particular Sunday morning in Harrogate is well represented through my pictures, we were lucky enough to spare a good hour to visit Betty's in Harrogate! 


Betty's is quite famous in Yorkshire, known for it's baked and patisserie products as well as for the dining experience.  Although it was wet and freezing cold this particular day, Betty's was very busy and we were lucky to score a table. 

Beautifully displayed macarons in the window, perfect enough to rival the French equivalent patisserie Ladurée. 

For more traditional English fair they have scones and similar, all displayed in wooden English dairy bowls.  We bought a couple for the road, after all we were sure to work it off at some stage on the trip!

Betty's also bake loaves of bread, again displayed in dairy bowls on cute little milking stools. 

Inside on the marble counter they have delicate treats for the sweet tooth.  Not really my cup of tea, I much prefer macarons.

What I love most about Betty's is their use of antiques in their display, such as old garden tools above these shelves.  I bought a similar child's wheelbarrow at a fair a few days later!

If you are planning a trip to Yorkshire, take note: Betty's Harrogate is a must visit!  Take your time, and whatever you do, do not say no to their offer of the cakes trolley...


  1. Hi Tammy, everything looks so beautiful at Batty's. The bread, macaron and pretty cakes. I love the packaging as well.
    Thanks you for dropping by my blog the other day, it is nice to meet other local Bloggers. In fact we have probably already met in your beautiful store :)

  2. I LOVE Betty's! You have brought back some very happy memories when we were house-sitting for a friend in Harrogate. A fortnight of antiques hunting, lovely walks on the Stray, and of course, taking tea at Betty's!

  3. Like that shop.....wowwww what a delicious food!!.....so nice decorated .....love it all...happy sunday......xxx...love Ria...

  4. I will bookmark this for the next time that we go to the UK. It has been a while and for some reason I always find it hard to leave La France :-)

    à tres bientot, Leeann x

  5. Hi Tammy,

    Always nice to hear and see something experienced on the other side of the world. Hopefully one day I will go and see all these things for myself!!

    I hope you have a great start to your week and everything now has sorted itself out.

    Take care

  6. Just gorgeous - thanks for the recommendation :) Hope your upcoming week is looking to be more relaxed than the last.

  7. Hi everyone,

    Thank you for your wishes for a better week this week, I am sure it will be...

    And I hope some of you can make it to wonderful Betty's in Harrogate!

    Until next time, Tammy