Eau Claire's Heavyweight Champion of Food

We have made the decision to temporarily close The Nucleus to prioritize the health and safety of our team, guests, and community. 

We are exploring curbside pickup as we determine the need for access to food throughout the community. This will be a challenging time for our entire community, but together we can see it through.  


The Nucleus started as a small cafe with just a few tables and a great view of Water Street in downtown Eau Claire. Nearly two decades later, the tradition of full body and full flavor breakfast, brunch, and lunch remains. The Nuke, as locals call it, has more than doubled it's seating and kitchen capacity over the years, but the classic menu offerings remain.



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Who says breakfast has to end? For our late risers who miss out on our famous Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes, we are both understanding and forgiving and still offer a full menu with variety for all.

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Pancakes, omelettes, the Yeti Skillet. There's something for every appetite, and we always make an effort to be mindful of dietary restrictions and preferences. Whatever you choose, come hungry and start your day off right.

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We can hardly imagine anyone preferring a meal over breakfast when given the option, but if lunch is more your style, we're glad to offer a variety of sandwiches and specials to keep you coming back for more.


Dine In or Take Out


Wednesday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.


405 Water St., Eau Claire, WI

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