The Grocer Cafe is an Aladdin's cave of local produce and seasonal eats. Step inside and you’ll see shelves packed full of fruit and veg sourced from nearby farms, staples for your kitchen cupboard (including fresh eggs, chutneys and canned goods), and plenty of local ciders and beers (including an eclectic range of bottles from Electric Bear). In fact, it’s a one-stop shop, providing everything you need to stock up at home and eat with the seasons.
But The Grocer Cafe doesn’t just sell local produce for you to take home. It’s also houses its very own cafe, making the most of the array of deli goods on offer to create vibrant salad dishes and baked treats. We’re talking quiches loaded with butternut squash, spinach and cheddar, complex salads with sprouts, watercress and walnuts, and specials served with tender roast pork and smoky piri-piri chicken. Oh, and of course, there’s always a cake or two kicking around so don’t worry - dessert is served.
They also know how to make a banging breakfast. The Grocer Full-English is a more than generous serving of bacon and sausages (from Sandridge farm in Chippenham), baked eggs, beans, field mushrooms, vine tomatoes, and sourdough bread. They’ve even got what they call a ‘Body Development Breakfast’: 4 oz fillet steak, eggs, spinach, and vine tomatoes, created to offer maximum amounts of protein in one great tasting plate.
There’s a lot to shout about when it comes to The Grocer Cafe. They showcase a genuine passion for the local food and drink scene, championing many of the producers we all know and love (as well as some even smaller, more obscure locals we’ve never heard of). If, like us, you love their message and actions, make sure you stop by and show your support; grab a bite to eat and show your support - you might find that this is the only general store you need from here on.