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

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, December 05
  • Turkey Tetrazzini and Kale Salad**
  • Italian Beef
  • Italian Wedding Soup
  • Vegetable Soup**
  • Greek Salad*

  • Tuesday, December 06
  • Fajita Chicken Salad
  • Black Bean Burger on Kaiser Bun**
  • Chile Lime Chicken Wrap
  • Roasted Red Pepper Gouda Bisque*
  • Baja Chicken Enchilada Soup
  • Greek Salad*

  • Wednesday, December 07
  • General Tso’s Chicken with White Rice and Crab Rangoon
  • Malibu Burger on Kaiser Bun**
  • Hot and Sour Soup*
  • Spicy Thai Chicken Soup
  • Mixed Greens**

  • Thursday, December 08
  • Pork Burnt Ends with Roasted Garlic and Cheddar Mashed Potatoes and Corn on the Cob
  • Vegan Wrap **
  • Chili
  • Spicy Vegetarian Chili*
  • Greek Salad*

  • Friday, December 09
  • Tortilla Crusted Tilapia with Rice Pilaf
  • Pork BBQ on a Kaiser Bun
  • Tuna Salad Wrap
  • New England Clam Chowder
  • Vegetable Lentil Soup**
  • Greek Salad*