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The Nucleus

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Eau Claire, WI
+1 715-834-7777
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Goldendale, Washington, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a great meal hear when visiting UWI for the World Flute Society convention a couple of years back. I just wish I had found out about the Nucleus earlier before so many unmemorable meals in the cafeteria.

Thank Kenneth H
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our go to place for breakfast. The choices are awesome and unique. The coffee is also topnotch. The service and atmosphere are great also.

Thank MikefromEC
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Asked for a recommendation for breakfast from the food Co-op cashier and he sent me here. It's in in the Water Street district, a nice, hip shopping and dining area near campus. Lots of sandblasted brick but the large windows keep the space bright. The menu is nicely arranged with several choices of breakfasts. I was there on a Friday... More 

Thank lietuva_9
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ONLY downside to this restaurant is the eait times. They can be upwards of an hour for brunch on a weekend. The hours are frustrating themselves. But the best breakfast/brunch food in the city!

Thank Katy M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I brought my two young nieces here for brunch. They both had Belgium waffles and were impressed by the size and presentation. I had a lox crepe that I cannot stop thinking about, it was the right amount of salt and savory. The coffee drinks were good and service was as well. The kids were impressed with the maze of... More 

Thank Amyapolis
Watertown, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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 October 16, 2016 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 October 15, 2016 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 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 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 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

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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, Highchairs Available
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: +1 715-834-7777

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