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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 27
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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
Yummmmmmm!!!

Best dern brat I've ever had!!! The staff was so friendly and attentive which was impressive bring it was so busy that day. The German tater salad was amazing! I highly recommend this lovely German restaurant!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Samantha M
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Best dern brat I've ever had!!! The staff was so friendly and attentive which was impressive bring it was so busy that day. The German tater salad was amazing! I highly recommend this lovely German restaurant!

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Snellville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The BEST corned beef I've ever eaten! Love the outdoor patio live music & a great location for people watching too.

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CLEVELAND, TN, United States
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful breakfast in an authentic german bakery. Great meal. Good service and a great bakery on site. We enjoyed bakery goods before we ordered breakfast. Serving portions are plentiful!

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Morgan County, Georgia
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have eaten at Hofer's several times, mostly for breakfast. We have never been disappointed in either the excellence of the menu or of the service. This past Sunday was a perfect example. Having been to a wine/food paring dinner the night before, we were still a little 'full'. However, my wife chose the German Cold Cut... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Audi Club of Georgia's annual Helenback drive brought us (of course,) to a German restaurant. We have a private affair at Hofer's and the staff is attentive, the food presentation is very good--as is the food! The spaetzle soup broth was soooo good. The schnitzel was very good. I found the purple cabbage a little sweet but personal opinion. The... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We found the breakfast menu to contain a nice mix of American and German styled foods. Both times we ate here the food, no matter what we ordered, was very good. All tasted freshly prepared. We also stopped by a couple of times for an afternoon expresso; unlike other restaurants we have enjoyed, the price for a double expresso was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Great service, tasty coffee. I had corned beef hash and eggs which definitely is homemade and not out of a can. Eggs were a little under cooked for over medium. They serve rolls; I prefer biscuits with breakfast. Hubby had Bacon Onion Hash, he said it was good but also would have been better with hot fluffy biscuit.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

A friend recommended this place when they heard we were going to Helen. I am so glad he did. The food was delicious. I had the Bratwurst on a Pretzel roll. So good! My husband had the Schnitzel Delight, another winner. I don't think you can go wrong with whatever you order! Enjoy!

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Dallas, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I wish we had discovered this place before we had already has a terrible lunch across the street. All I can say, is the bakery is awesome. I had the best cannoli ever!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I was disappointed in the potato pancakes; they were light on potato flavor. My husband ate American and he enjoyed it. I would go back to try other things on the menu.

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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