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Hofer's of Helen

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8758 North Main Street, Helen, GA 30545
+1 706-878-8200
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Hofer's Bakery & Cafe is an Authentic Bavarian Bakery and Cafe located...
Hofer's Bakery & Cafe is an Authentic Bavarian Bakery and Cafe located just north of town center in Helen Georgia. European Cakes, Pastries, and "Old World" Breads compliment our delicious Breakfast and Lunch served in our relaxing dining room. We offer both German and American food favorites to satisfy the taste of all customers. Visit our "Gift Vault" where you will find many unique imported foods and gift items. Mail order service is available. Our outdoor Biergarten (located on our covered front deck) is open summer and fall (weather permitting) featuring delicious food, Beer and Wine and live music entertainment. Please call visit our website for more information
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 343
    Excellent
  • 195
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worth while breakfast

Following the Tripadvisor ratings, we went there. At 9:30 on a Saturday morning there were 3 couples ahead of us. The wait wasn't too long. By the time we left, the line was almost out the door. The food was fantastic, and the portions large. It was not a quick in and out, but it was Valentines... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Joan F
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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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655 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Following the Tripadvisor ratings, we went there. At 9:30 on a Saturday morning there were 3 couples ahead of us. The wait wasn't too long. By the time we left, the line was almost out the door. The food was fantastic, and the portions large. It was not a quick in and out, but it was Valentines Day. That may... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Welcoming atmosphere. Lovely people. Clean and pretty interior and the FOOD! It was wonderful. We had breakfast here and could not pass up a little extra at the bakery on our way out. Everything we tried was great. This is a family friendly place. Do stop here at least once when in Helen.

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Decatur
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Never miss a chance to stop by Hofer's bakery! Wonderful fresh baked pastries and breads, we have never been disappointed.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

When I walked in, the sells of the baked goods here was delightful. Right away I noticed the deli counter, fully stocked with a good selection of authentic Bavarian meats and cheeses. I bought the Hofer's Hausbrot, a pretzel, and apple strudel. The employee who waited on me was courteous and quick to respond, even though the place was full... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It was the 2nd time we has been in this restaurant. The staff was efficient and the food was great. . My son and husband had the bacon -onion bowl, and it was different and very good. Once again, the bread was stale and old. I bought several packages of different German foods to try because it is a small... More 

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RcHofer, Owner at Hofer's of Helen, responded to this review

Hello Diane - I am happy that you enjoy breakfast with us when you are in Helen. I am a little confused as to how your bread could possibly be stale. We bake everything on premises every morning. The bread that is left over from the day before either is dried and used for bread crumbs in our kitchen, or... More 

Clanton, Alabama
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We have been going to Helen for about 15 years. We always eat at Hofers and we have NEVER been disappointed. Amazing German food and great service.

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RcHofer, Owner at Hofer's of Helen, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Judy. Hope to see you again soon !!! More 

Clinton, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Staff was very friendly. Bakery items were similar to what you would find in Germany. The veggie and meat hash were good choices, but eggs were somewhat overdone. Very tasty coffee and hot chocolate.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Would give this place an "Excellent" rating if not for the way they switch over from breakfast to lunch. Ate here on MLK Day. After getting our drinks and deciding on what to eat for lunch, the waitress came over to take our meal order. My cranky young children wanted spaetzle noodles, so I started by asking for soup for... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a must stop while visiting Helen ! Great food and amazing authentic German Desserts! Looking forward to going back ! Finally some great dessert!

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Hofer's has a great selection of homemade pastries, cakes and breads. We went back the next day for breakfast before hitting the road back home. The dining room was super cute and charming and our food was very tasty!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8758 North Main Street, Helen, GA 30545
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Helen
  • Phone Number: +1 706-878-8200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bakery, German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Hofer's Bakery & Cafe is an Authentic Bavarian Bakery and Cafe located just north of town center in Helen Georgia. European Cakes, Pastries, and "Old World" Breads compliment our delicious Breakfast and Lunch served in our relaxing dining room. We offer both German and American food favorites to satisfy the taste of all customers. Visit our "Gift Vault" where you will find many unique imported foods and gift items. Mail order service is available. Our outdoor Biergarten (located on our covered front deck) is open summer and fall (weather permitting) featuring delicious food, Beer and Wine and live music entertainment. Please call visit our website for more information
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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