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

  • Monday, October 24
  • Bruschetta Chicken with Spaghetti Marinara and a Breadstick
  • Italian Grinder
  • Minestrone
  • California Medley
  • Greek Salad

  • Tuesday, October 25
  • Steak or Vegetarian Fajita Quesadilla with Fiesta rice and Refried Beans
  • Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap
  • Southwestern Kicked up Corn Chowder
  • Ham and Bean Soup with Cornbread
  • Kale salad**
  • Greek Salad*

  • Wednesday, October 26
  • Orange Chicken with Fried Rice and Crab Rangoon
  • Vegetarian Wrap with Tofu
  • Lobster Bisque
  • Creamy Tomato
  • Mixed greens**

  • Thursday, October 27
  • Beef Stew with Biscuits
  • Hot Dog on Bun
  • Chili
  • Roasted Red Pepper and Gouda Bisque
  • Greek salad*

  • Friday, October 28
  • Jambalaya with Andouille Sausage
  • Chicken Salad Wrap
  • New England clam chowder
  • Broccoli Cheese Soup
  • Greek salad*