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, May 01
  • Turkey Burger with French Fries*
  • Italian Sausage on Baguette
  • Broccoli Cheese Soup**
  • Shrimp and Corn Chowder
  • Greek salad

  • Tuesday, May 02
  • Chorizo Tacos with Fiesta Rice and Beans
  • Black Bean Burger**
  • Baja Chicken Enchilada Soup
  • Smokey Poblano Cheese Soup
  • Greek salad*
  • Kale salad**

  • Wednesday, May 03
  • Red Curry Chicken with Jasmine Rice and Eggroll
  • Bahn Mi Beef Wrap
  • Curried Chickpea Soup**
  • Vegetable Beef Soup
  • Greek salad*

  • Thursday, May 04
  • Chicken and Noodles with mashed Potatoes and Dinner Roll
  • Philly Cheesesteak
  • Wisconsin Beer Cheese Soup
  • Cream of Asparagus*
  • Greek salad*
  • Mixed Greens

  • Friday, May 05
  • Tortilla Crusted Tilapia with Wild Rice** and Kale Salad**
  • Beef Hot Dog on Bun
  • New England Clam Chowder
  • Harvest Grain Soup**
  • Greek salad*