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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 73
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast Hotspot AND Great Bakery

Loved the breakfast so much, we came back the next morning. Tried a few things: corned beef hash, french toast, German porkchop, and potato hash. All pretty good. Service was fine, but beware of the massive line to get a table. Get there early! We grabbed a few of their desserts to snack on later... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
CarettaChick
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Loved the breakfast so much, we came back the next morning. Tried a few things: corned beef hash, french toast, German porkchop, and potato hash. All pretty good. Service was fine, but beware of the massive line to get a table. Get there early! We grabbed a few of their desserts to snack on later. Perfect guilt pleasure. They also... More 

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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

For those who have traveled in Germany, this restaurant does an excellent job of producing an authentic food experience on the menu. The Wiener Schnitzel is an excellent example of this. They also have an assortment of German coffee and other German packaged foods and other items generally only available in Germany. If you are in Helen, Georgia, you should... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everyone here this morning was incredibly friendly and welcoming. Our server was very attentive and picked just the right times to pop back over to check on us and refill our glasses. I recommend coming on an empty stomach and ordering the Bacon and Onion Hash - you'll be happily full to bursting. They've got a pretty good bakery, too.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a quick breakfast from the pastry shop, everything was great. The kids especially loved the muffins

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Trinity, Alabama, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Hofer's had the best breakfast. We ate there 2 days in a row. On our way home, we bought a crème pastry for the road. It was divine!

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

had breakfast a couple mornings, good selection. blueberry muffins were fresh and warm. wait staff and hostess were friendly and outgoing even during the morning rush they kept a friendly attitude. Great pastries breads and pretzels.

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Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Hofer's has become one of our "go to" restaurants in Helen during our vacations in this area. The Hungarian goulasch and pretzel dumplings is always a big hit for my wife and I enjoy the sausage sampler with sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and pretzel dumplings. Coffee and one of their deserts rounds out the meal. Great job, Thanks.

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TIFTON
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We love Hofer's of Helen and have been returning to this Bakery/Restaurant for 25 years. This is the only place in Helen we will eat breakfasts, lunches /dinners, and torts with Coffee. We have met up with friends there because it is so delicious. We have brought friends there to eat with us and to enjoy it. We have seen... More 

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Americus, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went to Hofer's for breakfast on a Saturday morning, and the line was almost out the door! This speaks to the quality of the food, but also to the small size of the dining room. Luckily, we were waiting right next to the bakery counter which was full of mouth-watering sweet goods. We had several doughnuts to tide us over... More 

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Greenville, SC
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Hofer's has become a staple for us when we visit Helen. And that isn't easy. When we come to Helen for Oktoberfest we do plenty of drinking in the evening and it is oh so difficult to make yourself get up to go to breakfast in the morning. But you need to be there when they open because they only... More 

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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

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 19
  • Cuisine: American, German, Bakeries

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 - 6:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 am

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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?