The Beckman Café


Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.–3:25 p.m.
Breakfast: 8 a.m.–10 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Tel (café): 244-1792
Tel (office): 333-7360
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

  • Monday, July 25
  • Build Your Own Pasta Bar with Two Pasta Options and Three Sauce options and Two meat options
  • Meatball Sandwich
  • Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Italian Wedding Soup
  • Greek salad*

  • Tuesday, July 26
  • Beef Barbacoa with Cilantro Rice and Refried Beans
  • Walking Taco
  • Lobster Bisque
  • Greek salad*
  • Kale salad**

  • Wednesday, July 27
  • Meatloaf with Macaroni and Cheese and Glazed Carrots
  • Avocado Chicken Salad Wrap (Cold Bar)
  • Beef Stew
  • Greek salad*

  • Thursday, July 28
  • Teriyaki Chicken with Lo Mein Noodle
  • Vegan Wrap
  • Roasted Red Pepper and Gouda Bisque
  • Greek salad*
  • Mixed greens**

  • Friday, July 29
  • Wing Zings with Sliced Potatoes and Parmesan Tomato Casserole
  • Malibu Burger* on Kaiser Roll*
  • New England clam chowder
  • Greek salad*