I am Paul Rawlinson, The Cafe Guy, and I own a Scandinavian inspired cafe in Harrogate called Baltzersen’s.
We used to have a restaurant called Norse that popped up here too but in Feb 2017 we did a Kickstarter campaign to move it to a new home on Swan Road. That business subsequently failed in May 2018, so it’s not total success on this journey.
I live in Harrogate and have done so since 2011 when we moved here to open the business. Before this I moved around a bit because I was a serving officer in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
I am married to Katie, an NHS dietitian working in stroke and neurology, and we have two sons Seth and Toby.
This blog has been up for a couple of years and I’ve always posted pretty sporadically and on a fairly wide range of topics.
As of early 2019 I’m back to concentrating on the original idea for the blog, writing about how to run a cafe and some of the things we try to do in our business to make it better.
I love talking about business, especially cafes and coffee shops, that’s why I write here. I harbour ambitions to perhaps be able to help small business owners on a more formal basis in the future.
If you want to get in touch with me you can do so via email on email@example.com.