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Cafe International

German, Sandwiches
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8546 S Main St, Helen, GA 30545
(706) 878-3102
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great place to grab a bite next to the river

The best places to grab a bite and enjoy the river in Helen are here and The Troll Tavern across the river from Cafe International. You really can't go wrong with either option. You get more shade with Cafe International, and they typically close off the parking area and have many more tables out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Kdog5000
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Greenville, SC
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Toccoa, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Reuben Sandwich is out of this world, as is the Lemon Trout. The wait staff was very flexible in substituting red cabbage and German Potato Salad for the usual cole slaw and french fries. All of the delicious food was in an outdoor ambience of the Chattahoochie River flowing right below us. Great experience for couples and families.

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Hueytown, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Love their Ruben's. A must have anytime I come to Helen. My family loves the German potato salad, which I personally don't care for, but they fight over who is getting mine. haha

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Greenville, SC
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48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The best places to grab a bite and enjoy the river in Helen are here and The Troll Tavern across the river from Cafe International. You really can't go wrong with either option. You get more shade with Cafe International, and they typically close off the parking area and have many more tables out front for people to play games... More 

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McDonough
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Picnic tables overlooking the river. covered outdoor cafe. Food it a bit pricey for what you get. We had bratwurst on a bun with sauerkraut and chips. The bratwurst was very good, the chips were a cheap off brand.

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Pell City, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Food from several countries, USA, Italy, and Germany. Had the Wurst platter and it was great. Outdoor seating available is a must for spring in Helen

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cary,nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

All of the desserts in the cases looked so good I had a hard time choosing. We had the apple fritter & large pretzel. Tasted just like the ones we had in Bavaria.

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Acworth, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Fantastic view right on the river! Great service! Staff was very helpful and friendly! The reuben is one of their specialties and it was yummy!

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Clemson, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Try the Rueben or the Camel Rider, oh I wish I had one right now!! Great food, right on the river, nice outdoor seating and super friendly staff!!

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Top Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

If you're a sandwich lover ( who likes to sit next to a river during a meal) this place is for you. My guest had their famous Reuben sandwich and had plenty left over for an afternoon snack. Crisp grilled bread and truly melt in your mouth corned beef. I chose lighter fare and Ordered the Greek salad. They were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Went here based on some reviews from some locals saying they had the best Reuben's. I'm don't really care for Reuben's but I have to say it's one of the best sandwiches I've ever had. I also tried their prime rib sandwich and that was pretty excellent as well especially when you ask for some au jus on the side.... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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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?