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.)

  • 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

  • Thursday, February 11
  • Turkey tetrazzini with Caesar salad
  • Beer battered Pollack on kaiser roll
  • Dill egg salad on wheatberry*
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Veggie lentil soup**
  • Greek salad*
  • Caesar salad

  • Friday, February 12
  • Mesquite smoked pork rib tips with baked beans and superfood slaw
  • Mediterranean turkey burger on kaiser roll
  • Veggie burger on kaiser roll*
  • New England clam chowder
  • Black bean soup**
  • Greek salad*

  • Monday, February 15
  • Beer battered Pollack with baby bakers** and green beans*
  • Pork bbq on kaiser roll
  • Hummus with pita**
  • Beef red pepper soup
  • Cream of asparagus soup*
  • Greek salad*
  • Mixed greens*

  • Tuesday, February 16
  • Chicken ala king
  • 1/2 lb. mushroom swiss beef burger on kaiser roll
  • Veggie burger on kaiser roll*
  • Wisconsin cheese soup
  • Vegetable soup**
  • Greek salad*

  • Wednesday, February 17
  • Tortilla crusted tilapia with rice* and mixed greens**
  • Smoked chicken on kaiser roll
  • Black bean veggie burger on kaiser roll*
  • Vegetable beef soup
  • Roasted red pepper gouda bisque*
  • Greek salad*

  • Thursday, February 18
  • Macaroni and cheese* with scalloped tomatoes* or hot wings (wings separately $1 each)
  • Italian beef on baguette
  • Roasted red pepper hummus on pita**
  • Chicken potato corn chowder
  • Veggie lentil soup**
  • Greek salad*

  • Friday, February 19
  • Pecan crusted tilapia with rice* and Kale salad**
  • Sloppy Joe on kaiser roll
  • Dill egg salad on wheatberry bread*
  • New England clam chowder
  • Vegetarian chili**
  • Greek salad*
  • Kale salad**