©Kysty Ltd

Kysty, 3/4 Cheapside, Ambleside, Cumbria. LA22 0AB

Opening Times


Open Monday - Sunday

9am - 5pm

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. 

Everyone welcome...

Everyone welcome...

Family and dog friendly. Books and colouring in to keep your wee ones happy. Treats for the pooches!

Free Wifi and complimentary magazines for customers to browse.

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dining options always available. Please ask our lovely staff if you are unsure.

No reservations required.

Kysty is a daytime eatery, newly opened in Ambleside, Cumbria. Headed up by chef Ryan Blackburn of the Old Stamp House Restaurant in Ambleside, with the help of his wife Gemma.

Kysty is a relaxed, family-friendly dining venue for those who love good food and coffee. Big on Cumbrian provenance, flavour and ethical sourcing. Kysty itself is Cumbrian dialect meaning 'discerning about one's food' or just plain fussy!


All our food is available to eat in or take away. We utilise 100% compostable or biodegradable take-away packaging and minimise single use plastics and unnecessary waste.

Brew -

We are really pleased to be serving coffee from Carvetti of Threkeld. A local company with a real passion for producing the best coffee. We also feature guest coffees from Red Bank coffee roasters of Coniston on French Press & V60.

We serve a small selection of teas from Brew Tea Co, who are serious about producing awesome tea and about doing business honestly. They’re a certified B Corp and their bags are 100% biodegradable (though it will be all about the loose leaf experience for our eat-in customers!).

Our milk is sourced from Stephenson's Dairy of Morecambe who are proud to guarantee the free range provenance of all their milk and dairy products. Cows are grazed outside for at least half the year, and farmer's are paid a fair price for their produce.

For those who prefer their caffeine hit dairy-free we offer Minor Figures Oat Milk, the only oat milk produced in the UK.

Bait -

Hot food served 9:30am - 4pm with a brunch and lunch menu to tantalise most taste buds! Healthy, freshly made and locally sourced food to eat-in or take-away. We also have a menu for Kysty Kids.

We source salad and veggies from Growing Well; a mental health charity and organic farm based on the outskirts of Kendal.

Our meat and fish is locally sourced from Yew Tree Farm in Coniston, Cartmel Valley Game Supplies or our local Ambleside-based Garside's Butchers.

Bread comes from Lovingly Artisan of Kendal & More? The Bakery in Staveley.

Cyak - 

The traditional Cumbrian term for 'cake'. All baked in house by our pastry chef Christine; we offer a mouth-watering display of cakes, tray bakes, freshly-baked scones, marshmallows, fudges and lots of other treats to tempt you!

Gift Vouchers now available!
Looking for a special gift for someone? We now have gift vouchers available to any value you like, valid for a full year.

Brew - Bait - Cyak

Have you tried our sister restaurant -

the Old Stamp House Restaurant?