Guest & Patient Dining
Welcome to the Apple A Day Café
Wholesome, nourishing and well-balanced meals are an important part of
your treatment and recovery. Kirby Medical Center makes every effort to
provide nutritious meals that are prepared according to your doctor’s orders.
We offer Room Service and you may place your meal order from 6:15 am to
6:15 pm. Breakfast is available all day and lunch/dinner is available
between 11:00 am and 6:15 pm. Once you place your room service order,
you can expect to have your tray delivered within 45 minutes. Occasionally
you may need to delay your meal if you are scheduled for a special test
or treatment. You may order from the room service menu after your examination or test.
If a family member or friend would like to dine with you in your room,
a guest meal tray can be delivered to your room for a small fee. Another
option for guest dining is the Apple a Day Café where meals can
be purchased and taken back to the patient room. Patients are asked to
refrain from visiting the Café for meals or snacks. Please call
Room Service for all your dining needs including after your examination
or test at (217) 762-1908 or direct dial extension 1908.
Vending Machines for beverages, snacks & Café Grab 'n Go
items are located adjacent to the Emergency Department waiting area. They
are available 24 hours a day.
Apple a Day Café’
The Apple a Day Café at Kirby Medical Center offers delicious and
nutritious food to employees and visitors to the hospital in a calm and
beautiful setting. The Café is open Monday through Friday:
6:30 am - 9:30 am (Breakfast)
9:30 am – 11:00 am (Grab ‘n Go* items only)
11:00 am - 1:30 pm (Lunch)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (Grab ‘n Go* items only)
*Grab ‘n Go items include pre-prepared cold sandwiches, salads, wraps,
To view the Café Menus please click on the links below:
All meals and recipes are planned by a Registered Dietitian. Meal Specials
include a protein, starch, and vegetable to promote healthy meal choices.
All items are served using USDA recommended serving sizes to promote healthy
weight maintenance. The majority of Apple a Day’s food is made from
scratch by experienced cooks who take great pride in preparing appetizing,
quality, and wholesome meals.
Food & Nutrition Services is excited to offer made-to-order omelets
in our Cafe, along with our breakfast sandwiches and burritos, during
breakfast hours. Omelet choices are: Veggie, Cheese, Ham & Cheese
or Denver (Ham, Veggie & Cheese). Please allow 5-6 minutes to prep
and cook. Note: Omelets include 2 whole eggs unless you specify a low-cholesterol
Healthy Eating at Home
It is important to keep up healthy eating habits once you return home.
Many patients are reluctant to try and maintain a healthy diet because
they think it will be too expensive. The truth is there are numerous ways
to eat both healthy and economically.
Click here for a guide from the American Heart Association on eating healthy foods
for under $1 per serving.