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The Nucleus

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Eau Claire, WI
+1 715-834-7777
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“crepes” (40 reviews)
“hash browns” (15 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Eau Claire, WI
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place for a date or to bring out of town visitors but weekly breakfast joint this place is not. The food is good but he wait time is very long and be prepared to pay extra for fancy sounding breakfast food. I do recommend...More

Thank andrewe42018
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a popular cafe in the business district adjacent the University of WI Eau Claire. So it is on the traffic path and in a busy,populated part of the city. Short of many places that serve breakfast or lunch, the Nucleus is very busy....More

Thank Kurt J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Real good service and food. The pancakes were HUGE. I ordered 3 blueberry pancakes and only ate half. Food presentation was nice.

Thank A N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in today around noon, and we were greeted and seated right away. My son and I decided on breakfast and my husband had lunch. It was all absolutely delicious! It seems to be a very popular spot, so you might have to search...More

Thank AEB_MN
Reviewed March 5, 2018

This place is right on Water Street, very convenient. The breakfast was wonderful, it was a little busy so on Sundays expect to wait a bit, but the food is well worth the wait. They don't have bloddys though, so be prepared. Wait staff was...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed January 22, 2018

First time in eau claire and so first time at tne nucleus, what a fantadtic surprise. Coffee is excellent, food incredible and the prices are good. On the weekend expect to wait for a table , it is very busy but you should wait because...More

Thank ll99n
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Best strawberry Nutella crepe anywhere. Food is always spot on. It's a bit iffy as to if you will have To wait a while for table and food but worth it. Highly recommend.

Thank kimeraw
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

One of all time favorite choices for breakfast/brunch. El Presidente is my favorite. Great for couples or families. Cozy atmosphere.

Thank Run4them
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

The stuffed pancakes are to die for. My husband order a Rob Thomas, which was a mix of a shake and an ice coffee. It was "smooth". Must stop and try this place.

Thank ejrumphol
Reviewed December 6, 2017

The staff are angry, loud, and have better things to do than wait on customers. My very expensive breakfast arrived cold and my waitress was hostile. Not a good client experience! Try going across the street for coffee instead.

Thank Allison H
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March 17, 2018|
Response from Jay B | Reviewed this property |
NO, The Nucleus does not take reservations. You'll be waiting for a table if you show up after 9:00am on a Saturday morning! But, it IS worth the wait--so delicious.
Gerald S
April 20, 2017|
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Response from almostretired400 | Reviewed this property |
yes, there is more than one entrance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eau Claire, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Eau Claire
  • Phone Number: +1 715-834-7777
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