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Volume One’s Guide to Dining in the Chippewa Valley

The Nucleus Café

Eau Claire, WI

Cafe/Coffeehouse Sandwiches/Subs BreakfastBrunch Vegetarian Friendly

Connected via a convenient hallway to Racy D’Lene’s Coffee Lounge, The Nucleus is a cozy café with a European vibe serving breakfast and lunch, and is a longtime Chippewa Valley favorite. Check out the distinctive omelettes, sandwiches, and other specialties, including a full vegan menu, earning them the No. 1 spot in the 2023 Best Of the Chippewa Valley Reader's Poll for Best Vegan Menu (plus No. 2 for Best Vegetarian Menu, No. 1 for Best Brunch, and No. 1 for Best Breakfast Spot). The Nucleus is also a traditional crêperie, offering a variety of dessert and main meal crêpes. Open Wednesday-Sunday. Service is first-come, first-served, and they offer mimosas, beer, and wine.
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The Nucleus Café
405 Water St.
Eau Claire, WI