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

  • Monday, July 06
  • Beef stew with biscuits
  • Mediterranean turkey burger on kaiser roll
  • Black bean burger on kaiser roll*
  • Tomato basil soup*
  • Greek salad*

  • Tuesday, July 07
  • Flour dusted sole with rice pilaf *and mixed greens**
  • Mediterranean style mini beef and lamb slider(s)
  • Hummus with pita**
  • Veggie barley soup**
  • Greek salad*
  • Mixed greens**

  • Wednesday, July 08
  • Smoked pork with baked beans** and superfood slaw*
  • Chicken bbq on kaiser roll
  • Veggie burger on kaiser roll*
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Greek salad*
  • Mixed greens**

  • Thursday, July 09
  • Beef stroganoff
  • ½ lb. Cheddar-bacon-beef burger on kaiser roll
  • Dill egg salad on wheatberry*
  • Broccoli cheese soup*
  • Greek salad*

  • Friday, July 10
  • Tortilla crusted tilapia with rice and mixed greens
  • Pork bbq on kaiser roll
  • Roasted red pepper hummus with pita**
  • New England clam chowder
  • Greek salad*