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Cafe International

German, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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8546 S Main St, Helen, GA 30545
(706) 878-3102
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food

The Ruben Sanwich is as good as they claim, good German beer on draft, also the soup of the day not on the menu was very good

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Palm Bay
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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Waverly Hall
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was recommended by a local shop owner. Ordered the Reuben for my wife and the Camel Rider for my self. The Camel Rider was a very good sandwich but my wife's Reuben was the best I've ever tasted. I'm my opinion this is the best place in Helen to eat.

Thank Christopher D
Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Meals were cold, not authentic at all. Food was micro-waved. Location is nice since it is right at the river.

Thank DHWtrkp
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90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really good food is usually a result of a focus on one particular type of food (Italian, for example), therefore to come across a restaurant that focuses on the cuisine of several different cultures and expect it all to be excellent is a bit far fetched. Cafe International is not an exception to the rule. We cannot comment on the... More 

Thank ngachick
Palm Bay
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ruben Sanwich is as good as they claim, good German beer on draft, also the soup of the day not on the menu was very good

Thank arturod71
Rome, Georgia
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty view sitting next to the river. The food is only so so. Good for a quick bite, but not for delicious food. I got the stuffed cheese shells, which was bland and super watery. My friend got one of their "speciality" sandwiches. She said she could have made a better sandwich at home. But, it's decent for a quick... More 

Thank Meggibbs12
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good sandwiches, nice views of the river, and fast. Prices are reasonable and the staff is friendly. Conveniently located.

Thank GaMtnTraveler
Athens, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The waitress was friendly. The service was fast and efficient. The view overlooking the river was great, and the reuben sandwich was legit.

Thank Jason G
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by this restaurant for lunch/dinner after hiking Raven's cliff falls. We wanted to try some authentic German food. We tried the appetizer cheese plate. it came with apple slices and was very good. I ordered the 2 wurst combo meal and my wife and daughter shared the Reuben sandwich. The food came out quickly and was delicious. The waitress... More 

Thank 1wardd
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over priced, not even close to authentic flavor, not fresh bread. Environment was good, but food a little late after taking the order Not comingback. .

Thank Gloria D
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get the Edlinger white draft beer in their special glass. Husband got Edlinger dark draft. He loved it. Sat right by the river. Good Reuben. Good imported cheese tray. Service was excellent: she went above & beyond.

Thank Janet W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8546 S Main St, Helen, GA 30545
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Helen
  • Phone Number: (706) 878-3102

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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