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.

Chris Mechling, Manager

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.)

  • 2 eggs, choice of bacon, pork sausage with potatoes, biscuit, coffee or hot tea: $4.60
  • Biscuits and sausage gravy: full order, $4.00 (2 biscuits); half order, $2.00 (1 biscuit)
  • Oatmeal with choice of raisins or brown sugar: $1.60

Sandwiches, Drinks, & Snacks

* denotes vegetarian item
** denotes vegan item

  • Sandwiches: Ham, turkey, roast beef, tuna salad, chicken salad, cranberry pecan tuna salad, and hummus*
  • Bagel with cream cheese: $1.20
  • Salad bar - $3.99 lb., Greek salad* from our serving line
  • Fresh fruit salad, grapes and cubed cheddar cheese
  • Ice cream bars
  • Drinks: flavored coffees, iced coffee, espresso, cappuccino, mocha, Italian & French sodas
  • Pastries

Daily Specialty Menus

  • Friday, August 28
  • Meat or vegetarian* lasagna with Caesar salad
  • Italian beef on baguette
  • Black bean veggie burger on kaiser roll*
  • New England clam chowder
  • Minestrone soup*
  • Greek salad*
  • Caesar salad

  • Monday, August 31
  • Smoked pork with baked beans**and potato salad*
  • Italian beef on baguette
  • Hummus on pita**
  • Beef and sweet pepper soup
  • Potato leek soup*’
  • Greek salad*

  • Tuesday, September 01
  • Tortilla crusted tilapia with rice* and mixed greens**
  • Pork bbq on kaiser roll
  • Dill egg salad on wheatberry bread*
  • Wisconsin cheese soup
  • Veggie barley soup**
  • Greek salad*
  • Mixed greens**

  • Wednesday, September 02
  • Ground beef steak with grilled onion, mashed potatoes and green beans
  • Mediterranean turkey burger on kaiser roll
  • Black bean veggie burger on kaiser roll*
  • Chicken long grain wild rice soup
  • 7 bean soup**
  • Greek salad*

  • Thursday, September 03
  • Shrimp Creole with red beans and rice
  • Smoked chicken on kaiser roll
  • Malibu veggie burger on kaiser roll**
  • Chili con carne
  • Cream of asparagus soup*
  • Greek salad*

  • Friday, September 04
  • Beef pot roast with mashed potatoes and corn
  • Beef battered cod on baguette
  • Roasted red pepper hummus with pita**
  • New England clam chowder
  • Tomato basil bisque*
  • Greek salad*