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​​​​Cafe Hours:

Reading Terminal

Monday - Sunday:
8am - 6pm

Only Closed For: 
New Years Day, Easter, July 4th, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas Day

Best of Philly 
2011 Sandwiches in Reading Terminal 
Beck’s Cajun Cafe
Sorry, DiNic’s, but the authentic muffulettas and po’boys here (which are pretty much the only real-deal Cajun around) have stolen our love.

​The Cheesesteak, Reconsidered

​By Alex Tewfik · 9/22/2018, 9:00 p.m.
30 Cheesesteaks to Eat Before You Die
​In a city that distinguishes itself by its ’steaks, which sandwiches truly tower over the rest? From the South Philly classics to some creative modern updates (including, yes, a vegan cheesesteak), food critic Jason Sheehan presents his definitive list. 

Beck’s Cajun Cafe
The cheesesteak’s delicious first cousin twice removed
Look, it would take a lot to improve on a cheesesteak. But if you were going to try, you’d be wise to first check out Beck’s, where they’ve been serving an upgraded model for years now. The Trainwreck is a standard cheesesteak mounted on a French baguette, smeared with Creole mayo, then jumped up with chopped salami and Andouille sausage, onions and cheese. It’s a killer sandwich, made even better with a couple tots of hot sauce. Reading Terminal Market, Market East. Read more at:​

Brioche French Toast Bake at Beck's Cajun Cafe
Danya Henninger / Billy Penn 
Jun. 25, 2017
If you like over-the-top food, Beck’s Cajun Cafe is a must-visit. Chef Bill Beck first opened his New Orleans-themed stand in Reading Terminal Market in 2009, and has since expanded with a location inside 30th Street Station.
He’s famous for his “Train Wreck” cheesesteak-po’ boy combo (it won Best of Philly in 2011), his authentic NOLA muffalettas and his alligator sausage, but his sweets also impress. New on the breakfast menu is something called a Brioche French Toast Bake, which Beck describes as “French toast meets bread pudding.” Billy Penn visited the tiny open-air kitchen to see how he comes up with the decadent morning treat. Click here to read more.

Trip Advisor • July 2016
“fried mac-and-cheese balls are the BECK'S thing ever” 
This small, unassuming booth in the RTM is a culinary godsend. You laugh now, but once you try their fried mac-and-cheese balls, you'll be a convert too. I don't want to say too much and spoil this otherworldly experience, but in a summary: I can't vouch for the other food because I didn't have any, but the mac-and-cheese balls are glorious. Service is very, very friendly. The atmosphere is homey. You'll come in a skeptic, and come out a believer. Have a wonderful day.

Beck’s Cajun Cafe Adds Unusual Kick to Traditional Bayou Recipes
​Drexel University • The
By Jared Ely - Feb. 8, 2013
Have you ever had the urge to eat something out of the ordinary? That longing that emanates from deep within the pit of your stomach, the one that moans and cries out in agony for a delicacy it knows it wants but just can’t seem to find? The one that begs not only for sustenance but also a certain degree of pizzazz? I am, of course, speaking rhetorically. Obviously you’ve had that feeling. Anyone with a functioning pulse has had that feeling. It’s the feeling that drives us to take the subway out into the heart of Center City at odd hours of the night to obtain that one exceptional pizza, that one incomparable cheesesteak, that one special cup of coffee that can placate our raging thirst for cuisine. We’re lucky to be in University City. We’re lucky to have all types of food from Mediterranean to just about every type of Asian cuisine, not to mention the American staples and frozen yogurt, no more than a mile or so away from us. But with Beck’s Cajun Cafe now at 30th Street Station, we hit the jackpot. Click here to read more:

Cajun / Creole Restaurant · Chinatown · 60 tips and reviews FourSquare: The 15 Best Places for Mac & Cheese in Philadelphia
DJ Kiltboy: Get the fried Mac-n-Cheese
DJ Kiltboy: Get the fried Mac-n-Cheese Balls!
Brendan Rastetter: The fried Mac-n-Ccheese balls and the Gator Gumbo are very good, but the bread pudding is the business. Probably one of the best I've had. The only place in Philly to buy Zapp's Voodoo Heat chips.

Chef brings taste of New Orleans to Philadelphia with Fat Tuesday celebration
Updated Feb 16, 2010; Posted Feb 16, 2010
By Kelly Roncace For
Get your beads ready because Chef Bill Beck is bringing all the riot and revelry of Mardi Gras to Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free celebration, “Philly to New Orleans,” hosted by Beck’s Cajun Cafe will bring the atmosphere and taste of The Big Easy to the City of Brotherly Love, and help raise money for those still affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Chef Beck will serve up authentic New Orleans favorites including jambalaya, mufuletta and a giant pot of gumbo. Proceeds will benefit the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity which has built more than 380 homes since its inception in 1983. Chef Bill Beck, owner of Beck's Cajun Cafe, will bring the atmosphere and taste of The Big Easy to the Reading Terminal Market with a celebration called 'Philly to New Orleans.' “Get ready, it’s going to be a great party,” said Chef Beck. “Everyone should come and enjoy this taste of New Orleans right here in our own back yard.” Click here to read more: