Adding to the growing list of new food businesses bringing extra to choice to Porthleven is a new vegetarian cafe opening later this month.

With the town now firmly a 'foodie' hotspot, Porthleveners Kirsty Baker and Hannabeth Johnson hope to add to what's on offer by setting up business in the new Shipyard Market with their cafe called Radish. 

Both have food backgrounds, with Hannabeth previously the owner of The Corner Deli and former chair of the Porthleven Food Festival, while Kirsty runs The Jar – a refill pop-up, specialising in whole foods, natural products and homemade oat milks – and has many years of experience in hospitality.

They plan to open in just over a week's time. 

Hannabeth said: “We both have a background in food and we felt there was a gap in the market in Porthleven for a healthier, vegetarian and wholefood offering.

"Lots of people are turning to plant-based diets or just looking to eat less meat, so we came up with the idea of Radish.”


Kirsty added: “We are planning on mostly serving one pot dishes of veggie curries and thalis, but will also serve salad bowls, falafels, soups and our own 'Radish' burgers and fries.

"There will be lots of vegan options too – hopefully something for everyone."

Radish will be opening on Tuesday, July 20 from 10am and is one of a number of businesses launching over the next few weeks.

It's as Porthleven Shipyard undergoes a transformation this summer into a market, with other businesses preparing to open including Good Vibes Juice Bar, Ced's Bagels and Shoals Micro Brewery.

People can following Radish on Facebook via or follow on Instagram 'radish cafe porthleven'.