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

  • Wednesday, November 25
  • Cafeteria is closed.

  • Thursday, November 26
  • Cafeteria is closed. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Friday, November 27
  • Cafeteria is closed.

  • Monday, November 30
  • Coconut crusted tilapia with rice and mixed greens
  • Cran pecan tuna salad on wheatberry
  • Grilled cheddar on wheatberry*
  • Chili con carne
  • Cream of tomato soup*
  • Greek salad*
  • Mixed greens**

  • Tuesday, December 01
  • Ground beef steak with grilled onions, mashed potatoes and corn
  • Pork bbq on kaiser roll
  • Dill egg salad on wheatberry*
  • Chicken long grain wild rice soup
  • Veggie barley soup**
  • Greek salad*

  • Wednesday, December 02
  • Smoked pork rib tips with baked beans and potato salad
  • Fish taco(s)
  • Mushroom and goat cheese flatbread*
  • Chicken tortilla soup
  • Portobello mushroom soup*
  • Greek salad*

  • Thursday, December 03
  • Breaded boneless chicken breast with smashed potatoes, gravy and green beans
  • Mesquite smoked beef brisket on kaiser roll
  • Hummus with pita**
  • Ham and bean soup
  • Roasted red pepper gouda bisque*
  • Greek salad*

  • Friday, December 04
  • Shrimp Gumbo
  • Chicken bbq on kaiser roll
  • Black bean veggie burger on kaiser roll*
  • New England clam chowder
  • Veggie barley soup**
  • Greek salad*