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.

Room Service

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

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, desserts, etc.

To view the Café Menus please click on the links below:

‚ÄčAll 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 alternative.

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.