Open to students, employees and the public, 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. 

Wylie Dining has six food stations offering a variety of healthy and satisfying options. Café Nerman will continue to provide delicious coffee and pastries and will include a la carte offerings of burgers, fries, sandwiches and salads. 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 with rotating menus and daily specials. The brand new 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 Hours

Breakfast M-F – 7:30–9:15 a.m.
Lunch M-F – 11a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Dinner Daily – 4:45–6:15 p.m.
Brunch Sat-Sun – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
*Wylie Dining is closed during college breaks.

Café Nerman

Enjoy Café Nerman, KCAI’s own coffee shop, in its brand new location adjacent to the main entrance of campus. This new location will be the campus and the neighborhood’s go-to place for coffee, meetings or study breaks. Serving Roasterie coffee with a special KCAI blend, Café Nerman will offer a full menu of specialty coffee drinks and more made by our experienced baristas. 

Café Nerman will also offer a la carte items, made to order, directly from the Wylie Dining Grill.

Cafe Nerman and Grill Hours

M-Thurs – 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
Friday – 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m–2 p.m.
Sunday – Closed


College Breaks and Summer Hours

Café Nerman only/no grill
Mon-Fri – 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Sat-Sun – Closed

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.