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The Nucleus

Eau Claire, WI
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Ranked #7 of 199 restaurants in Eau Claire
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Hudson, Wisconsin
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129 reviews 129 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Everything I have ever eaten his is fantastic! They have the most unique omelet combinations, and the servings are huge! The Southwest and the Peppered Bacon are my favorites. They have huge and tasty pancakes too! This is the beast breakfast place in Eau Claire, in my opinion!

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I've been here many times and I've have mixed feelings. When I come here for strawberry nutella crepes, they are absolutely amazing and delicious. When I come here for eggs, they're not the best. If I'm going to get eggs, I usually get the Real Housewives of E.C. omelette, which is supposed to be healthy. There is a ridiculous amount... More

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Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We saw a review of this restaurant and had to try it based on the reviews of the nutella crepe. They absolutely did not disappoint!!! The crepe was awesome - my daughter loved it. I had the stuffed french toast...also super yuumy! We enjoyed it so much we went back on our second morning to do it all over again!... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have been here a few times and I'm still not quite sure what to think. The breakfast burrito is very good, but overwhelmed by the amount of pork they put in it. The bagel with smoked salmon is wonderful but it's warm, cooked smoked salmon, not lox as one might expect. The coffee is very good but no refills,... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If I ever find myself on death row, I know what I want for my last meal. Strawberry Nutella Crepes from The Nucleus. All sweet strawberries on a bed of Nutella, wrapped in an enormous perfectly cooked crepe with fresh whipped cream and drizzled with some more Nutella. Outrageous. Husband ordered more sensibly and got 3 buckwheat pancakes and sausage,... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is the place to take your college student when you come to visit. Proportions are great, variety is great and your student will invariably see someone they know from school. As some reviewers have commented, wait time can be long but it is worth the wait. It is located in an ancient but quirky building on Water St. The... More

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Wisconsin
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240 reviews 240 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

They have a limited selection mainly breakfast items. The food was OK. Not sure why all the high ratings. Cozy atmosphere. Staff was a little arrogant. Located downtown on Water Street. Not worth driving far for. Pricey for breakfast. More of a yuppie college coffee crowd hangout.

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Eau Claire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

We went there almost 2 hours before church for breakfast. We were seated right away, and were not even given menus, while we watched another table get seated and given menus. When the other table put in their order, we realized we were being ignored, and asked for menus. The waitress did not apologize. We then told them we needed... More

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I absolutely loved the food. I ordered the Nutella and strawberry crepes. Best crepes I have ever eaten.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We've had breakfast twice at the Nucleus and the food was excellent. I had the southwestern omelet which had a nice cilantro salsa. The décor is counterculture/funky and the vibes are inviting. The staff are quite accommodating and friendly, but they apparently have a very small kitchen and the wait can be long. We arrived at 9:15 on a Sunday... More

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