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The Nucleus

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Eau Claire, WI
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Watertown, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There were 5 of us having breakfast on a Sunday morning. The first door that we came in, we noticed that there was only one table emptied. The staff told us that there was more seating in the back, so we headed towards the back. There was a sitting area that was really cute. The staff told us there was... More 

Thank barbjb84
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only thing bad about this restaurant is the wait and the weekends which can easily be one hour. The food is great and a good value. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing with places to eat and lounge. I know the owner has made tremendous efforts to expand seating and we appreciate that, but it does get crowded and... More 

Thank andrearose81
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to The Nucleus several times and the food is consistently excellent. Their stuffed French toast and breakfast burritos are awesome.

Thank jillybean2618
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to wait an hour to get our food, but it was totally worth it. El Presidente and breakfast burrito were both delicious. Portion sizes were huge. We had left overs for at least two more meals.

Thank Grant C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now THIS is a good breakfast spot! We sat out front on the sidewalk seating and had an excellent breakfast. The portions were large and I really enjoyed everything we had. My favorite meal in Eau Claire, hands down.

Thank RebL1231
Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to wait a little bit for a table, but they directed us to this cute little coffee shop next door while we waited. They have a good size breakfast/brunch menu which made it hard for me to decide what to get. Everything sounded so yummy. The food was very good and so was the service. I will definitely... More 

Thank Megbabyy24
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by to enjoy breakfast before visiting nearby campus. The food was tasty and fresh with good breakfast choices. We ate the Strawberry and Nutella crepes and the Yetti Skillet. The service was friendly, but a little slow. The skillet was hearty and the crepes were delicious and full of whipped cream.

Thank Minnesota12345
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I love the Nucleus for breakfast. Try the Banana Caramel Crepe or the Omega Scrambler. The first is self explanatory the second is scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, Havarti, and avocado. Delicious! The nucleus is often crowded on weekends but is worth the wait. There is limited outside seating in good weather. The service tends to be slow so be prepared.

Thank Elizabeth T
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I took a friend here on HER recommendation of the Nucleus. I'd never heard of it. We found that it had expanded since she had last been there and now has entries from two store fronts and another from the packing space at the rear near the Chippewa River. Many college students were present since this is located on Water... More 

Thank Mary741
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The Nucleus & Racy's are SO good. Everything I've ever had here is always SO good! Favorites- El Presidente and the lemon ricotta pancakes (only available on weekends, and get there early because I feel like they sell out a lot...). Coffee from Racy's (connected to the Nucleus) is also SO good. Service isn't that friendly, usually some hipster gals... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eau Claire, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Eau Claire
  • Phone Number: 715-834-7777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?