A NEW café has opened in Hereford after its predecessor closed due to long-term effects of Covid.

Café Mullen has opened at the former home of the Farmer’s Kitchen in Rotherwas Industrial Estate.

In October, the Farmer’s Kitchen said on its Facebook page that it was permanently shutting its doors due to ill health.

It came after a temporary closure after a positive Covid test result, with owner Julie Morris saying she was still bedbound six weeks after falling ill with the virus.

Hereford Times: Café Mullen has opened in Rotherwas Industrial EstateCafé Mullen has opened in Rotherwas Industrial Estate


She said the decision to close and search for a buyer for the Vincent Carey Road business came after she was told by doctors, she faced at least three months off work, saying it “broke her heart”.

Cath Mullen worked for Mrs Morris and when their husbands Mr Morris and Mr Mullen said she should take over the café as her own she did.

Now the café is working as a family run business – her sister-in-law Becky Mullen is working alongside her, and other family members are helping on different days.

But she may employ someone as the café as time goes on as she has been busy, she said.


On its menu it is selling similar items as Farmer’s Kitchen did previously, such as burgers, hot breakfast, jacket potatoes and toasties, and hot drinks.

Mrs Mullen said she is planning on changing this, but it is working as they get set up.

Currently the opening times are 8am to 4pm but this may change, she said.