People can bask in the kiosk's sheltered gardens overlooking the bay and enjoy all sorts of goodies from freshly made crab sandwiches (one of its specialities) to delicious home-baked cakes and brownies (made daily by John's wife, Jennie), Guernsey Gache, scones and of course Guernsey Dairy ice cream.
Before deciding to have a career break, John had worked for the Guernsey Fishermen's Trading Company which exported fish from the island. Then a chance to run the kiosk came up, which he said sounded like a perfect opportunity.
"I'd always loved working outdoors. Initially, I thought it sounded like the perfect summer job where I could take time off during the winter months. But in reality, this hasn't really happened. Our kiosk is really popular. We're open seven days a week and at least eight months a year, if not longer. It's hard work, but I love it."
Guernsey ice cream has always been on the menu and is loved by many regulars who come down for their daily catch-up.
Portelet Kiosk is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from at least April through to the end of September and longer depending on the weather.