The Beckman Café

Cafe Manager Joshua Walker standing in front of the coffee pots.


Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
Breakfast: 8 a.m.–10 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Tel (café): 244-1792
Tel (office): 300-3666
Fax: 333-2922

Located at the west end of the Beckman Institute Atrium, the Beckman Café offers a variety of food and drink options, including breakfast, pastries, hot and cold coffees, and a rotating lunch menu.

The Beckman Café also caters for events held at the Beckman Institute, such as continental breakfasts, snacks, and drinks for seminars and other meetings, box and buffet lunches, and pre- and post-lecture receptions. The Café does not currently cater for events that require wait service. Learn more about Beckman Catering →

Served Every Day

Hot Breakfast (8 A.M. – 10 A.M.)

  • Beckman Special: 2 eggs, choice of bacon, pork sausage with potatoes, biscuit, coffee or hot tea. $5.25
  • Biscuits and sausage gravy: full order, $4.20 (2 biscuits); half order, $2.10 (1 biscuit)
  • Oatmeal with choice of raisins or brown sugar: $1.70

Sandwiches, Drinks, & Snacks

* denotes vegetarian item
** denotes vegan item

  • Sandwiches: Ham, turkey, roast beef, tuna salad, chicken salad, cranberry pecan tuna salad, and hummus*. $5.35/$2.95
  • Bagel with cream cheese: $1.70
  • Salad bar - $3.99 lb., Greek salad* from our serving line
  • Fresh fruit salad, grapes and cubed cheddar cheese - $3.80
  • Ice cream bars: Klondike Bar ($2.00), Heath Bar ($1.50), Strawberry Shortcake Bar ($1.50)
  • Drinks: flavored coffees, iced coffee, espresso, cappuccino, mocha, Italian & French sodas
  • Pastries

Daily Specialty Menus

  • Tuesday, August 30
  • Cheese enchiladas with Fiesta rice and Black Beans
  • Fajita Chicken Wrap
  • Southwestern Kicked up Corn Chowder
  • Chili Con Carne
  • Kale salad**Greek Salad*

  • Wednesday, August 31
  • General Tso’s Chicken with White Rice and Crab Rangoon
  • Vegetarian Wrap with Tofu (Cold Bar)
  • Lobster Bisque
  • Creamy Tomato Basil
  • Mixed greens**

  • Thursday, September 01
  • Sloppy Joes with Macaroni and Cheese and Baked Beans
  • Black Bean Burger
  • Ham and Bean Soup with Cornbread
  • Roasted Red Pepper and Gouda Bisque
  • Greek salad*

  • Friday, September 02
  • Jambalaya with Andouille Sausage and Chicken
  • Cajun Chicken Wrap (Cold Bar)
  • New England clam chowder
  • Broccoli Cheese Soup
  • Greek salad*