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, February 27
  • Beef Stew with Biscuits
  • Roasted red pepper hummus
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Potato Leek Soup
  • Greek salad*

  • Tuesday, February 28
  • Puerco Pibil Tacos with Cilantro Rice and Beans
  • Black Bean Burger
  • Roasted Red Pepper and Gouda Bisque
  • Cream of Asparagus
  • Greek salad*
  • Kale salad**

  • Wednesday, March 01
  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Rice and Sautéed Vegetables
  • Philly Cheesesteak
  • Chicken Potato Corn Chowder
  • Chili
  • Greek salad*

  • Thursday, March 02
  • BBQ Ribs with Southern Green Beans and Potatoes
  • Polish Sausage
  • Broccoli Cheese Soup
  • Tomato Soup
  • Greek salad* Mixed Greens

  • Friday, March 03
  • Tortilla Crusted Tilapia with Long Grain and Wild Rice and Salad
  • Cranberry Pecan Tuna
  • New England clam chowder
  • Vegetable Lentil Soup*
  • Greek salad*