FOODIES in Amersham have a new place to get their teeth stuck in to after a deli and coffee shop opened in the Old Town today.

The Grocer at 91 welcomed its first customers this morning with a promise of fresh ingredients and home baked produce.

Based in High Street, the new artisan store is the brainchild of Kim Bates and Marcello Cinelli from Chorleywood.

Ms Bates said: "We've both got a retail background but this is the first time we've opened something together. It's something we've talked about doing and finally got round to realising the dream.

"We particularly like this area. We felt it was the right area for this type of artisan deli and coffee shop.

"We're aware there's competition but we think that's healthy."

She added that the opening day had gone well: "We've had a steady interest and every single person who's tasted the coffee has said how wonderful it is."