Open to students, employees, and the public (public hours begin 8/29), KCAI offers two options for on-campus dining, Wylie Dining, a multi-platform, micro-restaurant dining center, and Café Nerman, KCAI’s own coffee shop with a la carte menu options. These are the most convenient and cost-effective dining options in the area and happen to be located only a short distance away from studios and classes. 

All on-campus dining accepts purchases with or without a meal plan. 

Wylie Dining

Wylie Dining has six food stations offering a variety of healthy and satisfying options with rotating menus and daily specials. The dining center features plenty of natural light, comfortable seating and fast wifi. Enjoy rotating fare from each of these venues:


Du Jour – Rotating daily special





Wylie Dining and Café Nerman will be open this fall for students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Wylie Dining Meal Schedule

Monday – Friday

7:30 – 9 a.m.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

5 – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

5 – 6:30 p.m.

Café Nerman

Enjoy KCAI’s very own coffee shop, located next to the main entrance of campus. Café Nerman is one of the campus’ go-to places for coffee, meetings, or study breaks. Serving Roasterie coffee with a special KCAI blend, Café Nerman offers a full menu of specialty coffee drinks made by our experienced baristas, along with a la carte items, made to order, directly from the Wylie Dining Grill.

Café Nerman Hours

Monday – Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

7:30 a.m.—6 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday

Meal Plans

Although you don’t have to have a meal plan to enjoy our on-campus dining, it sure makes things easier! We have a number of meal plans available to meet everyone’s needs and budget. Whether you live on campus or commute, there is an option that is right for you. For as little as $5.26 per “all you care to eat” meal with selected meal plans, these deals cannot be beat. 

For meal plan pricing visit our Tuition and Fees page.

To purchase a meal plan contact the business office at 816.208.3500 or bsnoffice@kcai.edu.