Café menu & hours

Café menu & hours

Order in person or online

The café is open from 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you order online, watch for a confirmation email, as well as one that alerts you that your food is ready.

Credit card payments only

The Beckman Café accepts electronic payments only, and is no longer accepting cash.

Daily schedule
  • Breakfast is served between 8-10 a.m.
  • Espresso Happy Hour (discounted coffee) is from 9-10 a.m.
  • Lunch is served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m
  • Espresso Happy Hour and Grab and Go items will be offered between 2-3 p.m.
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Daily specials — served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday, Feb 06

Spaghetti with Meatballs
$6.75 | $5.10
Spaghetti with Meatballs
Mushroom Flatbread
This dish is vegetarian friendly
$5.25 | $3.00
Mushroom flatbread
Spaghetti with Marinara
This dish is vegetarian friendly
Served with Salad and Garlic Dinner Roll
$6.75 | $5.10
Spaghetti with Marinara
Meatball Sub with Marinara
$5.25 | $3.00
Meatball Sub with Marina Sauce and Cheese.
Zuppa Toscana
$4.20 | $3.10
A warm, creamy soup loaded with spicy Italian sausage, potatoes, and shredded Kale
Tomato Basil Bisque
This dish is vegetarian friendly
$4.20 | $3.10
Tomato Basil Bisque soup
Greek Salad
This dish is vegetarian friendly
$5.50 | $3.25
Greek salad with feta cheese, onions, black olives and cherry tomatoes.

Tuesday, Feb 07

Chicken Flautas w Green Chile
with Rice and Beans
$6.75 | $5.10
Green Chicken and Chile Flautas with Rice and Beans
Black Bean Burger
This dish is vegan friendly
$5.25 | $3.00
Black Bean Burger
Curried Chicken Salad
$5.25 | $3.00
Curried Chicken Salad sandwich
Potato Cheese Chowder
This dish is vegetarian friendly
$4.20 | $3.10
Potato Cheese Chowder
Chicken Tortilla Soup
$4.20 | $3.10
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Greek Salad
This dish is vegetarian friendly
$5.50 | $3.25
Greek salad with feta cheese, onions, black olives and cherry tomatoes.

Tuesday, Feb 14

Meat Lasagna
with Kale Salad and Bosco Stick
$6.75 | $5.10
Meat with Kale Salad and Bosco Stick
Veggie Lasagna
This dish is vegetarian friendly
with Kale Salad and Bosco Stick
$6.75 | $5.10
Veggie Lasagna with Kale Salad and Bosco Stick
Meatball Sub with Marinara
$5.25 | $3.00
Meatball Sub with Marina Sauce and Cheese.
Veggie Burger
This dish is vegan friendly
$5.25 | $3.00
Veggie Burger, with cheese and vegetable toppings on a bun.
Veggie Lentil Soup
This dish is vegan friendly
$4.20 | $3.10
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Potato Gnocchi Soup
$4.20 | $3.10
Potato Gnocchi Soup
Kale Salad
This dish is vegan friendly
$5.50 | $3.25
Kale salad with colorful optional toppings.
Greek Salad
This dish is vegetarian friendly
$5.50 | $3.25
Greek salad with feta cheese, onions, black olives and cherry tomatoes.

Wednesday, Feb 15

Orange Chicken
with White Rice and Eggrolls
$6.75 | $5.10
Orange Chicken with White Rice and Eggrolls
Birria Tacos
with Rice and Beans
$6.75 | $5.10
Teriyaki Chicken
with Rice.
$6.75 | $5.10
Teriyaki Chicken with Brown Rice and Crab Rangoon
Hot Dog on Bun
$5.25 | $3.00
Hot Dog on a Bun
Grilled Tofu Wrap
This dish is vegetarian friendly
$5.25 | $3.00
Grilled Tofu Wrap
Cheese Quesadilla
This dish is vegetarian friendly
$5.25 | $3.00
Cheese Quesadilla with salsa, sour cream, and guacamole on the side.
Banh Mi Beef Wrap
$5.25 | $3.00
Banh Mi Beef Wrap
Hummus with Pita
This dish is vegan friendly
$5.25 | $3.00
Hummus with Pita
Vegan Garden Soup
This dish is vegan friendly
$4.20 | $3.10
Vegan Garden Soup
Lobster Bisque
$4.20 | $3.10
Lobster Bisque
Cream of Mushroom Soup
This dish is vegetarian friendly
$4.20 | $3.10
Cream of Mushroom Soup with a slice of bread on the side.
Buffalo Chicken Soup
$4.20 | $3.10
Buffalo Chicken Soup
Potato Leek Soup
This dish is vegetarian friendly
$4.20 | $3.10
Potato Leek Soup
Spicy Thai Chicken Soup
$4.20 | $3.10
Spicy Thai Chicken Soup
Mixed Greens
This dish is vegan friendly
$5.50 | $3.25
Fresh mixed greens make up this salad.
Greek Salad
This dish is vegetarian friendly
$5.50 | $3.25
Greek salad with feta cheese, onions, black olives and cherry tomatoes.
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Juanisha Hutchison and Josh Walker pose in the Beckman Cafe at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

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Email beckmancafe@illinois.edu
Phone (café) 217-300-3666
Fax 217-333-2922