The Beckman Café

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

Hours

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

Email: beckmancafe@illinois.edu
Tel (café): 217-244-1792
Tel (office): 217-300-3666
Fax: 217-333-2922

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

  • 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

This dish is vegetarian friendly Vegetarian

This dish is vegan friendly Vegan

  • Monday, July 16
  • Meat Lasagna with Kale Salad and Bosco Stick
  • Veggie Lasagna with Kale Salad and Bosco Stick This dish is vegetarian friendly
  • Polish Sausage on Baguette
  • Veggie Burger This dish is vegan friendly
  • Beef Barley Soup
  • Greek Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly
  • Tuesday, July 17
  • Pork Carnitas with Mexican Rice and Refried Beans
  • Buffalo Chicken Wrap
  • Cheese Quesadilla This dish is vegetarian friendly
  • Vegan Garden Soup This dish is vegan friendly
  • Greek Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly
  • Kale Salad This dish is vegan friendly
  • Wednesday, July 18
  • Teriyaki Chicken with Brown Rice and Crab Rangoon
  • Banh Mi Beef Wrap
  • Hummus with Pita This dish is vegan friendly
  • Spicy Thai Chicken Soup
  • Greek Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly
  • Mixed Greens This dish is vegan friendly
  • Thursday, July 19
  • Pot Roast with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
  • Apple Walnut Chicken Salad
  • Mushroom Flatbread This dish is vegetarian friendly
  • Southwestern Corn Chowder This dish is vegetarian friendly
  • Greek Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly
  • Friday, July 20
  • Blackened Tilapia with Long Grain and Wild Rice and Mixed Vegetables
  • Shrimp Po’ Boy
  • Black Bean Burger This dish is vegan friendly
  • New Eng. Clam Chowder
  • Greek Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly
  • Kale Salad This dish is vegan friendly