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Best Brunch (includes drinks)

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Check out Volume One's "Have you brunched lately?" feature story on the local brunch scene.

Again, a round of applause for The Nucleus Café (405 Water St., Eau Claire) for just having darn good food and drinks. If it’s too late for breakfast and too early for lunch, The Nucleus has delicious brunch options to sink your teeth into. Besides the amazing breakfast items, try a morning or midday sandwich option like the Smoked Salmon Sandwich – and don’t forget a mimosa. Another brunch hotspot is 44 North Gastropub (1488 Front Porch Place, Altoona), where tasty items are served and available during Packer noon games and more. The brunch menu at The Informalist (205 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire) has sweet and savory dishes available, including breakfast nachos and Lemony Corn Cakes, as well as a full bar. –Caitlin Boyle

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