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Eau Claire, WI
715-834-7777
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8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 49
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast: the best, but not fast

If you're looking for a fun new twist on breakfast classics and some of the old favorites, the Nucleus is the place for you. Their main menu options include omelettes, crepes, breakfast plates, and hot cakes. They also have about three changing specials at a time and some of the classics like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for a fun new twist on breakfast classics and some of the old favorites, the Nucleus is the place for you. Their main menu options include omelettes, crepes, breakfast plates, and hot cakes. They also have about three changing specials at a time and some of the classics like French toast and waffles. One special, the red... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Nucleus is a lovely place to dine. I have been beyond impressed with every visit. The pesto and goat cheese sandwich was perfect, the fresh fruit hits the spot and the coffee is nice and strong! I recommend The Nucleus to anyone; it is a gem of Eau Claire. Support local!!

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Everything is great about this place! The food is amazing and you can see the beautiful river right outside the window. The coffee they serve is just as great as the food. It has a very unique feel and has a very pretty interior. Many of their dishes have science themed names like "The Nobel Prize." Their menu is posted... More 

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We wer excited to eat here! The menu looked amazing.....we ordered blueberry pancakes and poached eggs with bacon...our food took almost an hour to arrive, the pancakes could not be cut with a fork, they must have sat on the griddle and toughened up...I said something to the waitress ( who we had to flag down twice for more coffee)... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Food is always good, but it always takes so long to get it. If your in a hurry, don't come here. It took forty minutes to get our food today, which is way too long in my opinion. I asked for crispy bacon, but my hash browns came out crispy instead kind of like French's crispy onions, I couldn't even... More 

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We met friends for breakfast and all 4 of us loved the food, service and great atmosphere. When we walked in we were surprised how small the area was. We then learned that there were 2 other dining areas. The place was full to capacity but we were not rushed to eat and leave. A great variety of menu choices.... More 

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Stacy, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Wonderful breakfast/brunch spot right on the river with a wonderful variety of dishes from traditional bacon & eggs to crepes, skillets and omelettes.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great place for Sunday Brunch. I had breakfast quesadilla with fresh salsa and guacamole. My buddy had the Omega Scrambler with salmon, eggs, and avocado. My other buddy, the hearty eater, had 3 pancakes (each as big as your face) and the make your own omelette (comes with hash browns). Everything fresh and plentiful!

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Have been here several times over the years! Food is awesome no matter what you get! I have not seen the wait times that others have experienced, but could very well be the case when they are really busy! It is a popular joint for young and old! I had the Yeti and my wife had the Eau Claire Housewives... More 

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Eau Claire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I hear a lot of people whining about wait times, cold, blah blah blah. Apparently they've never been to a restaurant somewhere where it's busy. It's very simple, if you wait until 10 to have breakfast, you will have a long wait. If you get there, say, 30 minutes after the place opens, you will be seated and on your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Eau Claire, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Eau Claire
  • Phone Number: 715-834-7777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?