The Beckman Café

Hours

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

Chris Mechling, Manager

Tel (café): 244-1792
Tel (office): 333-7360
Fax: 333-2922
Email: mechling@illinois.edu

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, May 02
  • Citrus salmon with rice* and mixed greens**
  • Pork bbq on kaiser roll
  • Veggie burger on kaiser roll*
  • Chicken long grain wild rice soup
  • Vegetable soup**
  • Greek salad*
  • Mixed greens**

  • Tuesday, May 03
  • Chipotle chicken salad
  • Smoked pork on kaiser roll
  • Mozzarella and roasted tomato on flat bread* (served warm)
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Roasted red pepper gouda bisque*
  • Greek salad*

  • Wednesday, May 04
  • Tortilla crusted tilapia with rice* and kale salad**
  • Avocado chicken salad on baguette
  • Hummus with pita**
  • Ham and bean soup
  • Potato leek soup*
  • Greek salad*
  • Kale salad**

  • Thursday, May 05
  • Pork rib tips with baked beans** and super slaw*
  • Italian beef on baguette
  • Black bean veggie burger on kaiser roll*
  • Chicken tortilla soup
  • Cream of mushroom soup*
  • Greek salad*

  • Friday, May 06
  • Jambalaya with red beans and rice
  • Smoked chicken on kaiser roll
  • Roasted red pepper hummus with pita**
  • New England clam chowder
  • Veggie lentil soup**
  • Greek salad*