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The Nucleus

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Eau Claire, WI
+1 715-834-7777
08:00 - 14:00
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We been there multiple times over the past several years. The omelets are always outstanding. The Bluebucks are also "hard to beat".

Thank stonebarn2015
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is busy every time I go. I ordered the Strawberry and Nutella Crepe. It usually comes with a lot of whipped cream, which is delicious but somewhat overwhelming. This time I asked for a little whipped cream and the result was perfect! I also highly recommend the fresh squeezed orange juice.

Thank IvaMae
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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204 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A different place to eat. Prices seem a little high and I think service is sometimes slow. Nice to try new place.

Thank JohnF1949
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Nucleus is a wonderful combination of delicious food and intriguing atmosphere. I have yet to have a bad meal there but be prepared to wait for a table.

Thank Wisconsinatty
Madison, Wisconsin
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133 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small and very simple cafe with an excellent menu. The food choices are modern and you can find some nice light options in addition to more hearty fare. I had lunch there and my grilled chicken salad was quite good. It's fairly inexpensive for the quality of food. It might be difficult to fit a large group... More 

Thank MadtownChris
Madison, WI, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, I'm not a "big" reviewer - but this place deserves a write up. I was asked to go to this (what I thought was a small) restaurant by my track / college kid. Thinking "this is not going to be my kind of place" (College daughter said it had the best pancakes - & not a pancake guy), I... More 

Thank M7617SHdonaldm
Poynette, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Was in town for a family visit and we decided on The Nucleus on my goddaughter's suggestion. It's a busy place so we waited for a bit over coffee, which was fine. We were seated at a table next to the door at which time I realized the reason for the curtain in front of the door....it was quite chilly.... More 

Thank colleenw437
Becker, United States
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Loved this place! Read reviews saying to expect a long wait so on a Sunday morning at 10am we were surprised to get immediate seats at the window. I tried their orange zest french toast (good) and my husband tried their stuffed french toast (phenomenal). It's basically a sliced banana and thick slices of cream cheese sandwiched between two slices... More 

Thank Melinda S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We had a 45 min wait, but we were able to order coffee and were seated immediately. My boyfriend had the southwest omelette and he loved it as well as the dark coffee (didn't care for the light). I had the runner up and was really pleased with the size of the pancake. It came out on its own plate... More 

Thank Erin H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Fun, funky atmosphere. Good coffee and a long wait for food, but it was 10:00 on Saturday morning. We'd still go again

Thank Chris L

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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
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
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?