Focaccia Feast at Fifteen

Unfortunately there aren't that many good places to eat out at home. 

I know, I'm spoiled for choice when I'm at uni, but this summer I'm determined to find the best of Bucks.

This mission started with The Grocer at 15. 

I've seen this place all over Instagram and knew that I had to give it a try, so I hijacked my sister after school one day and we headed to Amersham for a late lunch.

We wandered in and grabbed a table for two that gave us a great view of the cakes on offer on the counter...

The cafe itself is bright and cosy, with a few tables and a couple of sharing benches. 

We went on a Friday but I can imagine it would be rammed full on a weekend.

Before ordering I had a browse of the produce they had on sale.

Pasta, olives, cakes... you could make a serious picnic out of what's on offer here.

Of course, said picnic would have to include one (or two) slices of their cakes.

Just look at them... it wasn't easy to choose.

But before I could satisfy my sweet tooth we settled on some sandwiches to share.

First up, the proscuitto, tomato and mozzarella toastie.

You can choose between brown bloomer or rosemary focaccia. Naturally we went for focaccia, one of my favourites.

I don't think that the pictures do this justice- it was huge! 

We had half each and much to my distress could barely finish it. 

I'll definitely be recreating this at home.

We also went for the roast chicken focaccia with peanut dressing, white onion and cucumber.

Not something I'd normally go for but I'm glad we did.

 This was one of the best sandwiches I've ever had, even though it had mayo in it (I'm working on my mayo issues).

We both washed the food down with cold pressed pineapple and mint juices.

Of course, we still had room to try the puddings on offer so ordered a giant slice of salted caramel and chocolate cake to share.

And thank goodness, because it was insane. 

Basically what I'm trying to say is that I want to eat this everyday for the rest of my life.

If you're in the area, go to the Grocer.

 It's not the cheapest of cafes but the food is amazingly good. 

Plus, if salads are your thing they have Ottolenghi-style platters to choose from.

Details here.