The Beckman Café

Cafe Manager Joshua Walker standing in front of the coffee pots.


Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
Breakfast: 8 a.m.–10 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Tel (café): 244-1792
Tel (office): 300-3666
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

Espresso Happy Hour (Weekdays, 2-3 p.m.)

Your afternoon just got better. The Beckman Café’s Espresso Happy Hour will move to 2-3 p.m. at the beginning of the spring semester. The café will continue to offer discounted prices on hot or iced espresso drinks at the new time. Enjoy a latte, cappuccino, macchiato, mocha, or espresso for just $1.10/small or $1.60/large (plus tax). Iced drinks available in large size only.

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

  • Monday, February 19
  • Meat or Veggie Lasagna with Kale Salad and Bosco Stick
  • Polish Sausage on Baguette
  • Veggie Burger**
  • Veggie Lentil Soup**
  • Potato Gnocchi Soup
  • Greek Salad*

  • Tuesday, February 20
  • Pork Carnitas with Mexican Rice and Refried Beans
  • Buffalo Chicken Wrap
  • Cheese Quesadilla*
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup*
  • Buffalo Chicken Soup
  • Greek Salad*
  • Kale Salad**

  • Wednesday, February 21
  • Teriyaki Chicken with Brown Rice and Crab Rangoon
  • Banh Mi Beef Wrap
  • Hummus with Pita**
  • Potato Leek Soup*
  • Spicy Thai Chicken Soup
  • Greek Salad*
  • Mixed Greens**

  • Thursday, February 22
  • Pot Roast with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
  • Apple Walnut Chicken Salad
  • Mushroom Flatbread*
  • Southwestern Corn Chowder*
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Greek Salad*

  • Friday, February 23
  • Blackened Tilapia with Long Grain and Wild Rice and Mixed Vegetables
  • Shrimp Po’ Boy
  • Black Bean burger**
  • Tomato Basil Bisque*
  • Clam Chowder
  • Greek Salad*
  • Kale Salad**