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

  • Thursday, May 28
  • Jambalaya
  • Fish taco(s)
  • Veggie taco(s)*(with cheese)** without cheese
  • Roasted red pepper gouda bisque*
  • Greek salad*

  • Friday, May 29
  • Pecan crusted tilapia with long grain wild rice and mixed greens
  • Avocado chicken salad on baguette
  • Veggie burger on kaiser roll*
  • New England clam chowder
  • Greek salad*
  • Mixed greens**

  • Monday, June 01
  • Herb roasted chicken breast with rice pilaf* and mixed greens**
  • Seafood salad on baguette
  • Mozzarella and tomato on pita* (served warm)
  • 7 bean soup**
  • Greek salad*
  • Mixed greens**

  • Tuesday, June 02
  • Wood smoked pulled pork with baked beans** and potato salad*
  • Fajita chicken and avocado on ciabatta
  • Hummus with pita**
  • Spinach provolone soup*
  • Greek salad*

  • Wednesday, June 03
  • Beef pot roast with mashed potatoes and corn
  • Grilled ham and cheese on wheatberry
  • Whole wheat veggie wrap**
  • Tomato basil soup*
  • Greek salad*

  • Thursday, June 04
  • Lemon pepper tilapia with rice and Caesar salad
  • ½ lb. cheddar beef burger on kaiser roll
  • Dill egg salad on wheatberry bread*
  • Potato leek soup*
  • Greek salad*
  • Caesar salad

  • Friday, June 05
  • Mesquite smoked pork rib tips with baked beans** and superfood slaw
  • Chicken bbq on kaiser roll
  • Veggie burger on kaiser roll*
  • New England clam chowder
  • Greek salad*