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.)

  • 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

  • Tuesday, August 04
  • Chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes and corn
  • Pork bbq on kaiser roll
  • Mozzarella and tomato on flatbread*
  • Minestrone soup*
  • Greek salad*

  • Wednesday, August 05
  • Herb roasted chicken with rice* and Kale salad**
  • Beer battered tilapia po’boy on baguette
  • Hummus with pita**
  • Ham and bean soup
  • Greek salad*
  • Kale salad**

  • Thursday, August 06
  • Macaroni and cheese* with smoked wings or scalloped tomatoes*
  • Beef bbq on kaiser roll
  • Malibu burger on kaiser roll**
  • Roasted red pepper gouda bisque*
  • Greek salad*

  • Friday, August 07
  • Beef pot roast with smashed potatoes and green beans**
  • Smoked chicken on kaiser roll
  • Black bean veggie burger on kaiser roll*
  • New England clam chowder
  • Greek salad*